Change start location from Movies to TV shows
#1
In Estuary, when Kodi starts the default location in the left hand menu is Movies. I'd like to change that so when Kodi starts, the default location is TV Shows.

In Home.xml I tried changing:

<defaultcontrol>9000</defaultcontrol>

to

<defaultcontrol>6000</defaultcontrol>

but that didn't change anything. And frankly that pretty much sums up my knowledge about XML and how Kodi works. Any suggestions on how to change the default location?
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#2
As I can´t figure it out myself for the moment (and I´m also not a skinner) Wink but you could do it with an autoexec.py in the kodi userdata folder. Create that file and fill it with:

Code:
import xbmc

xbmc.executebuiltin('Action(Down)')

That will move one step down to TV-Shows at the start of kodi. Not the thing you want exactly, but it will work Wink
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#3
(2017-06-26, 11:14)DaVu Wrote: As I can´t figure it out myself for the moment (and I´m also not a skinner) Wink but you could do it with an autoexec.py in the kodi userdata folder. Create that file and fill it with:

Code:
import xbmc

xbmc.executebuiltin('Action(Down)')

That will move one step down to TV-Shows at the start of kodi. Not the thing you want exactly, but it will work Wink

I gave that a shot, but unfortunately it doesn't work. I think it may be due to nothing having focus when Kodi starts, so there's no place to go down from. Sad
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#4
I figured it out. In Home.xml, look for this text:

Code:
<item>
    <label>$LOCALIZE[20343]</label>
    <onclick condition="Library.HasContent(tvshows)">ActivateWindow(Videos,videodb://tvshows/titles/,return)</onclick>
    <onclick condition="!Library.HasContent(tvshows)">ActivateWindow(Videos,sources://video/,return)</onclick>
    <property name="menu_id">$NUMBER[6000]</property>
    <thumb>icons/sidemenu/tv.png</thumb>
    <property name="id">tvshows</property>
    <visible>!Skin.HasSetting(HomeMenuNoTVShowButton)</visible>
</item>

and move it up above the previous <item>. This will move TV Shows to the top of the left hand menu, above Movies, and thus will be the default location when Kodi starts.
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#5
(2017-06-27, 01:11)bcarney Wrote:
(2017-06-26, 11:14)DaVu Wrote: As I can´t figure it out myself for the moment (and I´m also not a skinner) Wink but you could do it with an autoexec.py in the kodi userdata folder. Create that file and fill it with:

Code:
import xbmc

xbmc.executebuiltin('Action(Down)')

That will move one step down to TV-Shows at the start of kodi. Not the thing you want exactly, but it will work Wink

I gave that a shot, but unfortunately it doesn't work. I think it may be due to nothing having focus when Kodi starts, so there's no place to go down from. Sad

sure, if you have changed the <defaultcontroll> to 6000 there might nothing be focussed and therefore the autoexec.py won´t work. I thought you reverted that change already Wink

But glad you figured it out
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