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I have encountered a problem when trying to open the left side menu.
I have posted the problem in the Gotham Beta testing thread, but without any response.

Can anybody confirm/reproduce the desribed behaviour?

(2014-03-05, 09:58)Bromor Wrote: [ -> ]I have encountered odd behaviour with touch screen control on ARM. (Maybe I do something wrong...)

I'm unable to open the left menu bar (in contexts where available), so it stays open and allows me selection of entry, if there isn't a non selectable entry (e.g. blue menu separator or greyed out entry) in the 'row' I perform the swipe/tap to open the menu bar.
If there is a selectable item:
  • the menu bar immediately closes itself if performed a swipe to open or
  • executes/enters the selected menu entry if performed a tap to open.

From a user's point of view, I expect the menu bar to open with the swipe/tap interaction and do selecting of menu entry by second subsequent interaction.

For better illustration and steps to reproduce:
  • Start XBMC.
  • Select e.g. Music. (every context with left menu bar)
  • Swipe from left to right from the left boarder of the touch screen (or tap) in the 'row' where 'Library Mode' will appear. Result: menu bar stays open. [case 1]
  • Close the menu bar.
  • Swipe from left to right from the left boarder of the touch screen in the 'row' where 'Filter' will appear. Result: menu bar is immediately closed. [case 2]
  • Tap on the right arrow symbol to open the menu bar in the 'row' where 'Filter' will appear. Result: the 'Filter' entry is immediately executed. [case 3]

(I have taken the screenshots from Windows build since it is a mess on Android.)
case 1:

case 2:

case 3:

log: http://www.xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=143372
I used to see similar problems. In the end I switched to the retouched skin. See here:

I also see the same problem on stock skin. Switching to re-touched resolves this but only because the same menu is accessible by a gear icon being pressed and no swipe activity is involved.

Tested in Kodi 14.1.