[HOW-TO] [PRE-EDEN] Restoring Shutdown Menu Icons and some other home screen tweaks
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Most (all?) of these changes are easily available in mad-max's Horizontal Confluence Modded, but I like to do things manually so I can tweak the skin piece by piece. Here is a guide for anybody who also wants to make these changes on their own. I hope some or all of these changes will be incorporated into the final skin.

Reminder: If you make the changes to the skin.confluence folder in your XBMC folder, you will lose the changes when installing a new XBMC nightly! It is recommended to first copy skin.confluence to your addons folder, give it a new name, and make the changes there.

Restore shutdown menu icons

Basically you just need to reverse the changes that were made here: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/a339...cd97e25d85

Find DialogButtonMenu.xml in your skin.confluence/720p folder, and replace it with the one from Dharma: https://raw.github.com/xbmc/xbmc/bfb1eea...onMenu.xml

Then download each of the shutdown icons from https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/a339...d85#diff-2 and place them in your skin.confluence/media folder.

Remove XBMC Logo

The XBMC logo is in Home.xml under skin.confluence/720p, in the control beginning on line 34 (search for "LOGO", and it starts above there).

To remove it, change line 42 to "<visible>false</visible>".

(You can also just delete the control. But I prefer to change the visible tag so you can easily change it back.)

Lower the menu bar

The menu bar is in Home.xml under skin.confluence/720p, in the control beginning on line 438 (search for "HomeSubMenuCommonValues", and it starts above there).

To lower the menu bar, change the <posy> value on line 439. I use "<posy>550</posy>"

Remove the dark background when music is playing

The background is in Home.xml under skin.confluence/720p, in the control beginning on line 46 (search for HomeNowPlayingBack, and it starts above there).

To remove it, change line 53 to "<visible>false</visible>".

Remove the home screen controls when media is playing

The media controls are in Home.xml under skin.confluence/720p, in the control beginning on line 285 (search for "Controls for currently playing media", and it starts above there).

To remove it, change line 289 to "<visible>false</visible>".
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#2
Thanks that looks beater
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#3
I been searching now how to remove that gray bar on the bottom so I have a full visual of my background.... (the one where the power and favorites buttons are at, where the RSS feed rolls on)

I am trying to make it as clean as possible...

Running Frodo

Thanx Big Grin
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#4
See floor.png up in Home.xml
Just move the control down or delete it...whatever you like

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#5
Permissions wont let me mod the home.xml file .. I found it in usr/Share/addons/skin.confluence/720 ... If its in another directory let me kno .. Default confluence skin
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#6
Thanks for the post.

Can anyone help me lower the recently added section towards the middle of the screen?

Many thanks,
Dan
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