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Estuary: resize (shrink) main menu's width to occupy less real estate - m_______g - 2020-07-24

All of us who are using the default skin have ~25% of the screen real estate taken up by the main menu.

Not only are there pretty easy to understand icons, but then there are the words (Movies, TV Shows, Games, Add-ons... etc).
I'd really like to see more of my content and less of the default menu.

Yes, I have tried other skins and no I am not really interested in a "better" option. My reason (if you're interested): I always seem to end up losing things that I use (ie recently added / random unwatched / random). The trade offs never seem to make much sense to me as an end user.

FYI: I'm using Kodi on AndroidTV

My question:
Can I edit something  that will reduce the width of the main menu so that I see less (ideally: only icons)?
Follow up: would doing that mess with other menus or only the main one?

or

Is there a way to make the menu slide away (hide) until I move over to it (the way other menus are hidden until I click over to the far left)? 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


RE: Estuary: resize (shrink) main menu's width to occupy less real estate - Klojum - 2020-07-25

(2020-07-24, 19:26)m_______g Wrote: Can I edit something  that will reduce the width of the main menu so that I see less (ideally: only icons)?

The default/system skin of Kodi is pretty rigid, so having it slide away would require major surgery on the Estuary skin.
Instead you could try to resize the rest of the screen objects, as you can see from this blurry comparison:

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I stumbled on an edited Estuary skin which hasn't been updated since 17.5 or so. It also has wrong font sizes here and there, so the skin would need plenty of TLC for Kodi 18 and 19.
It gives a nicer overview IMO when using Kodi on a computer screen, but not so much 'on the big screen' aka TV.


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