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Don't want the new player progress bar at top of the screen - Windrider6 - 2021-05-05

After updating to Kodi 19.0 a couple of days ago, now there is a simplified progress bar at the top of the screen when I pause, skip forward, or skip backward while playing a video.  Previously, these actions showed a more detailed progress bar at the bottom of the screen, which I prefer.

How can I get that previous behavior again?

I am using keyboard control (wireless keyboard with touchpad), in Windows 10, version 20H2.  Kodi 19.0, default Estuary skin.

I use the spacebar to pause, plus left and right arrows to skip back and forward.  Pressing Enter twice or touching the touchpad causes the video to pause with the progress bar at the bottom, like I want.  I spent time going through every option in Kodi, and found nothing to help me with this.  I use the Keymap Editor add-on, but it has not been a help with this issue.  It seems to be a change in the player and/or the default skin.

While I can annoyingly press Enter twice instead of the spacebar once to get the Pause display I want, I have not found a similar work around for the the skip back and forward.

I'm surprised that my search results of the forum on this have not come up with anything.  Is anyone else seeing this also?  How can I go back to the previous progress bar behavior without downgrading Kodi?

Thank you for your attention.


RE: Don't want the new player progress bar at top of the screen - Klojum - 2021-05-05

(2021-05-05, 10:19)Windrider6 Wrote: How can I go back to the previous progress bar behavior without downgrading Kodi?

You can't. It's an integrated part of the Estuary skin in v19 that has no options or selections. The progress bar was placed at the top because plenty of users complained that it totally obscured displayed subtitles.

Perhaps there is an alternate skin that will meet your needs.


RE: Don't want the new player progress bar at top of the screen - jjd-uk - 2021-05-05

Your only option is to use this mod https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=356349 which has an option restore how it was before.


RE: Don't want the new player progress bar at top of the screen - Atreyu - 2021-05-05

Personally, i  consider position on top (and hiding showing full picture after some seconds) a massive improvement. To each their own, i guess.


RE: Don't want the new player progress bar at top of the screen - asavah - 2021-05-05

(2021-05-05, 15:14)Atreyu Wrote: Personally, i  consider position on top (and hiding showing full picture after some seconds) a massive improvement. To each their own, i guess.
+1 here. Progress bar on top is much better IMO.


RE: Don't want the new player progress bar at top of the screen - Windrider6 - 2021-05-07

(2021-05-05, 10:42)Klojum Wrote:
(2021-05-05, 10:19)Windrider6 Wrote: How can I go back to the previous progress bar behavior without downgrading Kodi?

You can't. It's an integrated part of the Estuary skin in v19 that has no options or selections. The progress bar was placed at the top because plenty of users complained that it totally obscured displayed subtitles.

Perhaps there is an alternate skin that will meet your needs.
I understand, especially since I use subtitles also often.  I will try to adjust my thinking before trying anything.
Thank you.


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