Right I hope this tells enough of the story...
Here are my music settings:
However I load an album and you can see the fan art is in the background:
(If I stop the music, then navigate to "Visualisation", I can then select "None" from the pop up menu, and I get what I want - info bar at the bottom with nothing else on screen).
Also, I cannot naviate the menus. Obviously can't show that in a screenshot, but then when I stop the music...
See the highlighted box...I can move through the menus.
Not sure how useful this is either, but when I go through Music, then click left to find "Files" (as you kindly pointed out to me earlier), then select my music source as the Default option (you can just see in the background my cannily named "Music", which is a network share):
It doesn't work. What I'm trying to achieve, is pressing from the home screen:
Then I go to the left menu twice, press files, and it goes straight through to my Music share - this works on other skins for me.
I'd like to be able to go through to Files>Music straight from the main menu as the library doesn't work for my collection.