Mod -  Estuary Plus Skin with improved readability throughout (UPDATED 19/09/2018)
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(2017-09-15, 18:43)photolis Wrote: Hi linknet,
I am so happy with your Estuary Plus skin using it every day since March 2017. I cannot imagine at all using Kodi without your BIG improvement. Anyway, Leia is coming now and many of us will probably update one day, mainly because Kodi developers will not fix any bugs in Krypton more (e.g. the lousy rewind bug, which is already fixed in current Leia version). And therefore I am very unhappy finding the Leia is incompatible with Estuary Plus. I would like to ask you, please: is there any hope you could modify your brilliant skin for Leia some time?
 See first post for updated Estuary Plus Skin for Leia  Smile
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#17
Hi @linknet , Wish I'd seen your improvements earlier !!   Although I use most of kodi's features, my family's main use case is for live TV in combination with tvh.

Two things I was wondering.  Firstly, there were some improvements made to the displaying of show icons and channel icons when playing back a recording on 13/09/18.  I hope you'll be updating soon.

Secondly, I have set up channel groups to facilitate moving around the guide quickly.  So, I have 'all channels', 'favourites', 'films', 'music', 'kids', 'news', etc - something similar to the sky guide on non Q boxes. But, there is an issue !  Currently, to get to those, you have to scroll all the way to the top of the current channel list and then one more press of 'up' takes you to the groups bar.  I think this is a clunky way of it working (all 4 of my kodi instances are remote only, no keyboard and certainly no mouse attached) and I wondered if it was possible to make the 'back' action move to that bar from the guide ?

If that could be done, it would be possible to enter the guide, scroll up and down the programs and then press 'back' to change the channel group.  Down should take you to the first channel in that list (as it does now).  Two presses of 'back' should exit the guide.  If that's possible, for me at any rate, it would make the guide damn near perfect.

If it's possible but you don't want to implement it in your mod, if you could post or PM me the relevant bits of the code to change then I can have a stab at doing it myself.

Finally, thanks for paying some attention to pvr.  It's an area that many skinners seem to neglect yet 90% of my family's use is pvr and we can't be the only ones!

Cheers for your consideration Smile
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#18
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(2018-09-14, 09:45)black_eagle Wrote: There were some improvements made to the displaying of show icons and channel icons when playing back a recording on 13/09/18.  I hope you'll be updating soon.
I've updated it to reflect the latest changes in Leia Beta2, is this the update you are referring to or are you using the nightly builds?
 
(2018-09-14, 09:45)black_eagle Wrote: I have set up channel groups to facilitate moving around the guide quickly.  So, I have 'all channels', 'favourites', 'films', 'music', 'kids', 'news', etc - something similar to the sky guide on non Q boxes. But, there is an issue !  Currently, to get to those, you have to scroll all the way to the top of the current channel list and then one more press of 'up' takes you to the groups bar.  I think this is a clunky way of it working (all 4 of my kodi instances are remote only, no keyboard and certainly no mouse attached) and I wondered if it was possible to make the 'back' action move to that bar from the guide ?
I agree that this is awkward using a remote, you could try editing this section of the keyboard.xml file:


  <TVGuide>
    <keyboard>
      <g mod="ctrl">Back</g>
      <e>PreviousMenu</e>
      <t>ShowTimerRule</t>
      <epg>PreviousMenu</epg>
      <g>NextChannelGroup</g>
      <z>NextChannelGroup</z>

      <backspace>NextChannelGroup</backspace>     <!-- back should now select next channel group -->
      <backspace mod="longpress">Back</backspace> <!-- longpress back should now exit tvguide -->

      <browser_back mod="longpress">Number0</browser_back> <!-- 0 key goes to "now" on EPG timeline -->
      <period mod="longpress">ChannelNumberSeparator</period>
    </keyboard>
  </TVGuide>

Not quite what you suggested but might be worth a try  Smile
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#19
Hi, thanks for the suggestion, I hadn't thought of that! - You've now given me the idea that I might be able to re-map the ff and rew buttons to NextChannelGroup and PreviousChannelGroup, which isn't ideal exactly but would give me a useable scenario without too much issue.  My kids will take less than 30 seconds to learn how to do it, the wife, probably a little longer lol.

I'm currently running 18.0-BETA3 Git:20180913-e313d39 built from source.  I tend to watch the pvr development, so I just waited until ksooo's changes were merged into master and then pulled that and built it.  If it stays stable (and it has so far) and no other changes are merged that I need or interest me, it'll probably stay like that on my main rig.

Think I'll go and play with keyboard.xml and see if I can break it get it to work.  It's been five years since I set all this up !!  Thanks once again for the pointer Big Grin
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#20
(2018-09-14, 15:14)black_eagle Wrote: You've now given me the idea that I might be able to re-map the ff and rew buttons to NextChannelGroup and PreviousChannelGroup, which isn't ideal exactly but would give me a useable scenario without too much issue. Big Grin
Brilliant idea, works fine:

Code:
  <TVGuide>
    <keyboard>
      <g mod="ctrl">Back</g>
      <e>PreviousMenu</e>
      <t>ShowTimerRule</t>
      <epg>PreviousMenu</epg>
      <g>NextChannelGroup</g>
      <z>PreviousChannelGroup</z>
      <f mod="ctrl,shift">NextChannelGroup</f>
      <b mod="ctrl,shift">PreviousChannelGroup</b>
      <backspace mod="longpress">Number0</backspace> <!-- 0 key goes to "now" on EPG timeline -->
      <browser_back mod="longpress">Number0</browser_back> <!-- 0 key goes to "now" on EPG timeline -->
      <period mod="longpress">ChannelNumberSeparator</period>
    </keyboard>
  </TVGuide>

The latest Plus Skin update for the build you are using is in first the post Smile
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#21
(2018-09-14, 15:41)linknet Wrote:
(2018-09-14, 15:14)black_eagle Wrote: You've now given me the idea that I might be able to re-map the ff and rew buttons to NextChannelGroup and PreviousChannelGroup, which isn't ideal exactly but would give me a useable scenario without too much issue. Big Grin
The latest Plus Skin update for the build you are using is in first the post Smile    
 Brilliant, I've grabbed it Smile

For ref, here is my remote.xml - works really well.  I have no idea why I didn't think of it myself!   Once again, many thanks.
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<keymap>
  <TVGuide>
    <remote>
      <forward>NextChannelGroup</forward>
      <reverse>PreviousChannelGroup</reverse>
    </remote>
  </TVGuide>
</keymap>
Learning Linux the hard way !!
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