(2015-11-12 01:41)agsnowdon Wrote: That's fine. Now I know what code to change it only a 2 min job. I will have to install the skin on my iPad to see why you have done this as it does look odd on my TV. Do you have it on a tv? Do you think it looks odd?yes have it on the main TV, I think you have misunderstood the issue. The skin gives you the option to use custom thumbnails (icons), in the case of the the Icon home menu these icons need to be a 16:9 aspect ratio or they will look strange. If you don't specify an icon file to use, the skin uses the favourites default icon (whatever aspect ratio that may be). Unfortunately the Kodi skin engine does not allow the skin writer to specify ( or even check) what aspect ratio the image file being pulled in is. Now sometimes when you use stretch instead of keep as an aspect ratio tag the result looks fine, but if you pull in as poster type image the result is just plain awful. Thus the reason why I have fixed the issue by specifying keep as an aspect ratio and offering the user the opportunity to specify a image file to use.
Quote:Can I a another question please. The black background behind the icons, can this be changed to an image a bit like having a wallpaper of is it a line of code that tells it what colour to be? If it's a line of code is like to change the colour so if you could point me in the right direction that would be great.no, actually it's a image file that is stored in the skins main textures.xbt file. If you look at the top of the Includes_IconHome.xml file, you will see the following line
Change that to whatever file you want, but be warned it will probably look a bit strange as the icons are shown on the main screen with the shelf rendered on top of the background image. When you scroll down past the second line, the shelf slides up out of the way and the icons then slide to the top of the screen. So what might look ok when the icons are displayed at the top of the screen might look a bit weird when only two rows of icons are displayed with the shelf image (and vice versa). Plain backgrounds will look fine, anything that relies on icon positions probably will look off.
You need to remember, first and foremost I am trying to make the skin look as close to the AppleTV interfaces ( yep, plural, there are three home menu types to choose from). So I have had to make compromises to make this happen as seamless as possible. The main compromise is because I don't want to have three completely different sets of skin settings for each of the home menus, so sometimes a setting has to do double (or even triple) duty, so I do the best I can with the setting. If you start to go off of my beaten path a bit, things can get a bit hinky.