Adding Main Menu Item for BeyondTV?

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ijourneaux Offline
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I am not sure where to ask this question so decided to start here.

I have Launcher installed in XBMC and have created a item that launches BeyondTV. Unfortunately starting BeyondTV this way requires the user know that BeyondTV is launched by first going to Programs and clicking on the item there.

Ideally I would like this to be a main menu level item and was wondering if it was possible?

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PS Love the skin by the way.

PPS I figured it out but in the processed noticed a possible issue. When navigating the Favorites tab in Settings | Skin you can't use the mouse on the Favorite tab. The only way I was able to enter the information was to use the arrow and tab keys. If I tried to use the mouse, the tab automatically changes to the next tab in the order (can't remember which one it is)

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(This post was last modified: 2010-12-23 21:10 by ijourneaux.)
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Cool so you got it working ok - nice one.

It's not really designed to work with a mouse so there are the odd mouse issues - works fine with a remote control or keyboard - in case anyone else has problems.
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It works fine with the keyboard/remote. but that is the first time I have noticed issues with the mouse. On all of the other tabs (in that area) the mouse seems to work fine.
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Once you have a favorite configured in XBMC is there a single keystroke that will launch the favolrite directly? I would like to configure my remote to launch it directly without having to navigate the menu.
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Oh sorry ijourneaux - I don't know - you would probably have more luck with this if you post it in a more general help area part of the forum.
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As I indicated, I was able to successfully create a main menu shortcut to BeyondTV that looks great.

Unforuntately it seems that the main menu choice doesn't want to stick. I am not sure of the exact circumstances but several times I have started XBMC, the new main menu item based on the favorite has disapeared. The favorite is still there but I have to re attache it to the main menu.

Any thoughts on cause and solution?

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No I've never had this with any menu items I've added to the home screen.

The only things I think that could cause this would be clicking "reset skin" in skin options or maybe deleting guisettings.xml in the userdata folder.
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Sharpe Wrote:No I've never had this with any menu items I've added to the home screen.

The only things I think that could cause this would be clicking "reset skin" in skin options or maybe deleting guisettings.xml in the userdata folder.

I will check that later today. Today I bumped into another small issue. I re-added the main menu favorite but I didn't add the icon. I went back and edited the main menu favorite to add the graphic. Now I have 2 main menu favorites; one with and icon and one without.

Perhaps the steps you list below will fix that as well.

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