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Modify recently added movies' list - nistsio - 2020-02-09

Hello there.

I have been using Quartz theme for some time now and its simplicity coupled with its looks and power make it an amazing skin.

I would like to change the behaviour of the default recently added movies list as shown under the default home menu of movies appearing as "Newly added".

More specifically I wish to include only new movies (based on 'year' field).

I know I can accomplish this by creating a new smart playlist and add it to the menu but thought to ask if I can do the same by changing some default files.

Thanks in advance.


RE: Modify recently added movies' list - nonJon - 2020-02-09

Welcome aboard. Playlist is definitely how I would handle this but if you're intent on modifying the skin you could change line 234 in Home.xml to something like this:

Code:
<onclick>ActivateWindow(10025,&quot;videodb://movies/years/2020/&quot;,return)</onclick>

Navigate there and use the option menu to change sort criteria to: Date added. Descending. This should behave as you describe until the skin is updated. Rather inelegant but I can't think of a better way to do it without a playlist.


RE: Modify recently added movies' list - nistsio - 2020-02-09

(2020-02-09, 11:32)nonJon Wrote: Rather inelegant but I can't think of a better way to do it without a playlist.

Hello and thanks for your quick response as well as for your continuous efforts.

I ended up using a smart playlist so as to keep the addition after a skin update.

My follow-up question would be how do you handle 'favourites' in your skin?
Is there a way to navigate and edit them from within the skin or should I just edit the favourites.xml?
Namely; I wish to rename some of them.

Cheers!


RE: Modify recently added movies' list - nonJon - 2020-02-09

(2020-02-09, 19:27)nistsio Wrote: [..] Is there a way to navigate and edit them from within the skin [..]

Yes. Start here...
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Then summon the context menu with keyboard shortcut 'c' or long-press select.
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RE: Modify recently added movies' list - nistsio - 2020-02-10

(2020-02-09, 20:03)nonJon Wrote: Yes. Start here...

Many thanks for that.

I had those 'Favourites' hidden from my Kodi home menu listing since day one and never noticed it was there.

Cheers.


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