Detailed description of Rapier's skin settings

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Information  Detailed description of Rapier's skin settings
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GENERAL
    GENERAL
      Enable kiosk mode
      Once you've got everything set up the way you want, you can enable "kiosk mode" to lock your chosen views and hide the menu bar.

      Hide dialog close buttons
      Hides the dialog close buttons on all dialogs. Dialog close buttons are very useful when using a mouse or touch device.

      Hide date
      Hides the date in the top status bar.

      Date format
      Choose the date format according to your region: UK / Australia / Central Europa / India or USA / Canada.

      Hide top options menu bar (only show when selected)
      This will permanently show the menu bar in the library or hide it. If you choose to hide it, it will only be visible when focused.

      Enable battery notification
      If you enable this option, a battery notification will be displayed in the top status bar. This will only be visible when using a battery powered device.
    WEATHER
      Enable weather
      This will enable or disable the weather notification in the top status bar.

      Show in home window only / Show in all windows
      This will either display the weather notification in the home window only or in all windows.

      Enable animated icons
      This will enable animated weather icons throughout the skin.

      Animated icons apply to weather window only / Animated icons apply to all windows
      This will either display the animated weather icons in the weather window only or in all windows.



HOME
    HOME
      Show navigation buttons
      This will display navigation buttons in each side of the category menu and can be very useful to mouse or touch device users.

      Enable music playing progressbar
      When playing music and leaving the system idle for 5 seconds, the category section will turn into a progressbar.
    CATEGORY MENU
      Clicking music category redirects to library / files
      Select if the main music category button redirects to the music library or music files window.

      Clicking videos category redirects to files / library
      Select if the main videos category button redirects to the video files or video library window.

      Clicking live tv category redirects to channels / EPG
      Select if the main live tv category button redirects to the live tv channels window or live tv EPG window.

      Hide categories
      Select to hide main categories: music, videos, movies, tv shows, programs, pictures, general, system, live tv, weather, power.

      Add more categories
      Add up to 16 custom categories to the home screen and choose between any favourite (add-ons, playlists, paths etc.) or a built-in skin preset. You can choose your own icon, category image, background and add a custom panel (widget).
        Adding a custom panel brings up a dialog:
        • Movies, tv shows, music videos or albums will display recently added and in progress/featured items from your library.
        • Add-ons will display random add-ons.
        • Playlist (movies, episodes or music) will display recently added and featured items from your selected playlist (useful when the custom category is a playlist from your favourites).
    CATEGORY SUBMENU
      Hide submenus
      Hides all submenus.

      Music / Videos / Movies / TV Shows / Programs / Pictures / General / Live TV / Custom Category 1-16
      You can create up to 7 custom submenus for each category using any favourite (add-ons, playlists, paths etc.), built-in skin preset, script or plugin. This is very useful in a lot of different ways.
      • You can disable already existing submenus in the selected category: eg. enabling Button 1 and leaving everything else blank, will disable the existing submenu 1 in the category.
      • You can replace existing submenus in the selected category: eg. enabling Button 1 and entering all the necassary information, will replace submenu 1 in the category.
      • You can add additional submenus to a category with less than 7 submenu items: eg. if a category has 4 submenus, you can enable Button 5, 6 and 7 to add 3 additional custom submenus.
    CATEGORY ICON
      Hide category icons
      Hides all category icons.

      Custom category icon
      Select a custom category icon for the main categories.
    INFO PANEL
      Hide now plaing
      When playing music or video, Rapier will display a Now Playing widget. This setting allows you to hide the widget.

      Hide recently added
      Hide the Recently Added widget. Enabling this will also hide the In Progress widget.

      Hide "in progress"
      Enabling this option will hide the In Progress widget.

      Hide tv show next aired widget
      Enabling this option will hide the TV Show Next Aired widget for the tv shows category. This requires you to have installed the add-on TV Show Next Aired on your system

      Hide weather
      Enabling this option will hide the weather widget for the weather category.

      Hide recording information
      Enabling this option will hide the recording information widget when recording live tv.

      Hide system information
      Enabling this option will hide the system information widget for the system category.
    ADD-ON SHORTCUTS
      Videos / Movies / TV Shows / Music / Pictures / Programs / General
      Select up to 6 add-on shortcuts for each category. Selecting an add-on shortcut will disable the category icon for the chosen category.



MEDIA
    OSD
      Hide seekbar OSD during fullscreen playback
      Hides the seekbar when playing fullscreen audio or video.

      Show clear art on OSD
      Displays clear art images on the OSD when playing movies or tv show episodes. If no clear art is available, a clear logo will be displayed. If no clear logo is available, the cover image will be displayed. Clear art and clear logos require the add-on Artwork Downloader. You can either run Artwork Downloader in the background using the add-on's settings, manually download the artwork in the movie or tv show library or download using Rapier's Add-ons skin settings section.

      Show clear logo on OSD
      Displays clear logo images on the OSD when playing movies or tv show episodes. If no clear logo is available, the cover image will be displayed. Clear logos require the add-on Artwork Downloader. You can either run Artwork Downloader in the background using the add-on's settings, manually download the artwork in the movie or tv show library or download using Rapier's Add-ons skin settings section.
    TV SHOWS
      Use banner / poster layout
      Choose between displaying tv show poster or banner images throughout the skin.
    MUSIC
      Enable music visualization / artist fanart in the background
      Enable this setting to display music visualization or artist fanart in the background throughout the skin when playing music.

      Use visualization for background / Use artist fanart in the background
      Choose either music visualization or artist fanart in the background throughout the skin when playing music.

      Fanart slideshow (artist slideshow add-on)
      Enabling this will display an artist slideshow in the background when playing music. This setting requires the add-on Artist Slideshow and the skin setting artist fanart for background.

      Animate fanart
      Enabling this will animate the fanart in the background throughout the skin. This requires the skin setting artist fanart for background.

      Enable music CD art
      Enabling this will display CD Art images throughout the skin when playing music. This requires either the add-on CDArt Manager and/or manually adding cdart.png images to your music library folders.

      Show CD art in fullscreen playback
      Enabling this will display CD Art images in the music visualization when playing music. This requires either the add-on CDArt Manager and/or manually adding cdart.png images to your music library folders.

      Disable music library clear logos (cdart manager add-on)
      Enabling this will display clear logos in your music library. This requires either the add-on CDArt Manager and/or manually adding logo.png images to your music library folders. This also requires you to enter the path to your music library in the setting below.

      Music library path
      Enter the path to your music library if you wish to enable clear logos in your XBMC music library.
    VIDEOS
      Enable video playing in the background
      When playing video, this setting will enable the video playing in the background throughout the skin.

      Show "Paused" in fullscreen video
      When pausing fullscreen video, this setting will dim the screen slighly and display a "Paused" label.
    PICTURES
      Show "Paused" in picture slideshow
      When pausing a fullscreen picture slideshow, this setting will display the current time and a "Paused" label.
    VIEW ANIMATIONS
      In this section you can disable certain view animations. This is usefull to lower CPU usage if you're running a light system.
    MEDIA FLAGGING
      Enable media flags
      This setting will enable or disable all media flags.

      Use default theme colour / Use white theme colour
      Choose between blue (default) or white media flags.

      Hide video resolution
      This setting will hide the video resolution media flags.

      Hide aspect ratio
      This setting will hide the aspect ratio media flags.



BACKGROUNDS
    BACKGROUNDS
      Fanart brightness - low / medium
      Select the fanart background brightness to be low or medium.

      Animate background
      Enable this setting to animate the fanart backgrounds.
    FANART BACKGROUNDS (SCRIPT.GRAB.FANART)
      Use random fanart / Use recent fanart
      This setting is only visible if the add-on Grab Fanart is installed. Select if the fanart backgrounds used by the add-on are random or recent images. You can activate fanart backgrounds for the music, videos, movies and tv shows sections in the "Custom Backgrounds" section below.
    CUSTOM BACKGROUNDS
      Global
      Choose a custom single image or multi images to use globally throughout the skin. You can set the background brightness to low or medium.

      Music, Videos, Movies, TV Shows
      For the music, videos, movies and tv shows sections, you can choose between four background options:
      • The global background.
      • A custom single image. You can set the background brightness to low or medium, and choose between displaying the background in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
      • Multi images. You can set the background brightness to low or medium, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
      • Fanart images. You can choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin. This setting requires the add-on Grab Fanart. Select to display random or recent images in the "Fanart Backgrounds (script.grab.fanart)" skin settings in the Media section.
      TV, Programs, Pictures, General, System, Power
      For the tv, programs, pictures, general, system and power sections, you can choose between three background options:
      • The global background.
      • A custom single image. You can set the background brightness to low or medium, and choose between displaying the background in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
      • Multi images. You can set the background brightness to low or medium, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
      Weather
      For the weather section, you can choose between four background options:
      • The global background.
      • A custom single image. You can set the background brightness to low or medium, and choose between displaying the background in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
      • Multi images. You can set the background brightness to low or medium, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin.
      • Weather condition backgrounds. Select the path to your weather fanart folder. You can set the background brightness to low or medium, and choose between displaying the backgrounds in the home screen only or throughout the skin.



ADD-ONS
    ADD-ONS
      Show lyrics button on OSD
      This will show a lyrics button on the OSD when playing music in the music visualization window. You have to select your lyrics add-on in the setting below.

      Path
      Select your preferred lyrics add-on to use in the music visualization window.

      Lyrics settings
      This will open the settings dialog for the selected lyrics add-on.

      Use script.globalsearch in menus instead of XBMC search
      Choose between using the default XBMC search function in the menu bars or the Global Search add-on.
    ARTWORK DOWNLOADER
      Settings
      This will open the settings dialog for the Artwork Downloader add-on.

      Download according to add-on settings
      This will download all artwork specified in the Artwork Downloader settings.

      Download presets - movies
      Hide or show all the settings for the movie artwork downloads.

      All
      Download all movie artwork: poster, fanart, extra fanart, extra thumbs, thumbnail 16:9, banner, clear art, clear logo, disc art. All artwork for every movie will be downloaded.

      Poster / Fanart / Extra fanart / Extra thumbs / Thumbnail 16:9 / Banner / Clear art / Clear logo / Disc art
      Download only the movie artwork specified. The selected artwork for all movies wil be downloaded.

      Download presets - tv shows
      Hide or show all the settings for the tv shows artwork downloads.

      All
      Download all tv show artwork: poster, season poster, banner, season banner, fanart, extra fanart, clear art, clear logo, character art, tv thumb 16:9, season thumbnail 16:9. All artwork for every tv show
      will be downloaded.

      Poster / Season poster / Banner / Season banner / Fanart / Extra fanart / Clear art / Clear logo / Character art / TV thumb 16:9 / Season thumbnail 16:9
      Download only the tv show artwork specified. The selected artwork for all tv shows will be downloaded.

      Download presets - music videos
      Hide or show all the settings for the music videos artwork downloads.

      All
      Download all music video artwork: poster, fanart, extra fanart, extra thumbs, clear art, clear logo, disc art. All artwork for every music video will be downloaded.

      Poster / Fanart / Extra fanart / Extra thumbs / Clear art / Clear logo / Disc art
      Download only the music video artwork specified. The selected artwork for all music videos will be downloaded.
    FANART BACKGROUNDS (SCRIPT.GRAB.FANART)
      Use random fanart / Use recent fanart
      This setting is only visible if the add-on Grab Fanart is installed. Select if the fanart backgrounds used by the add-on are random or recent images. You can activate fanart backgrounds for the music, videos, movies and tv shows sections in the "Custom Backgrounds" section in the Media category above.
    TV TUNES
      This section will only be available of you have installed the add-on TV Tunes on your system.

      Enable TV Tunes
      This will enable or disable the add-on TV Tunes.

      Settings
      This will open the settings dialog for the add-on TV Tunes.
    IMDB UPDATE
      This section will only be available of you have installed the add-on IMDb Update on your system.

      Settings
      This will open the settings dialog for the add-on IMDb Update.

      Update IMDb movie rating
      This will update the IMDb movie rating for all movies in your library.

      Update IMDb movie rating (hidden)
      This will update the IMDb movie rating for all movies in your library. The service will run in the background.

      Update IMDb top 250
      This will update the IMDb top 250 for all movies in your library.

      Update IMDb top 250 (hidden)
      This will update the IMDb top 250 for all movies in your library. The service will run in the background.



RESET SKIN / SKIN SETTINGS
      When the add-on Extended Info is not installed on your system, the visible section is "Reset Skin".
      When the add-on Extended Info is installed on your system, the visible section is "Skin Settings".
    RESET SKIN
      Clicking the Reset Skin button will reset all skin settings to default. You can NOT undo this action.
    SKIN SETTINGS
      Reset skin settings to default (press to confirm)
      This will reset all skin settings to default. You can NOT undo this action.

      Export skin settings
      Exports all the Rapier skin settings to your selected location.

      Import skin settings
      Imports all the Rapier skin settings from your selected location.
(This post was last modified: 2014-08-24 22:42 by Gade.)
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