HOW-TO customize the home menu with custom categories
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@Myth

First off, thanks so much for this tutorial bro. I would have changed skins long ago if not for this, and I am constantly getting compliments on my HTPC because of you. Your tutorial is extremely well written, and it is insanely cool of you to continue to help people with it.....and that brings me to my reason for posting.

My home menu is getting extremely crowded. I've got about 6TB's of media which i continue to separate to make it easier to navigate. My current home screen menu shows:

Anime
Anime Movies
Cartoons
Animated Movies
TV Shows
Movies
Documentaries
Music
Pictures
Settings

I'd like to clean it up by creating some submenu's, but can't for the life of me wrap my head around it. I'd like the home screen to read:

Anime
-Shows
-Movies
-OVA's
Animated
-Shows
-Movies
TV Shows
Movies
Documentaries
Music
Pictures
Settings

That would eliminate 2 items for the list and give me a separate spot for my OVA's. I've gone over the section of your tutorial that speaks about submenus...

Myth Wrote:
We’re almost there, but I’m still not happy yet. By disabling the default “movies” menu item, I lost access to the sub menu of “files”. And that item is important to manually update the library or add sources. What I choose to do was to add 2 items to my “settings” sub menu, for both the music and video files.

Scroll down until you see the following code:
Code:
<control type="fixedlist" id="8001">
<visible>!Skin.HasSetting(Menu_Settings_Sub) + Container(5040).HasFocus(12)</visible>
<include condition="Skin.HasSetting(HorizontalHomeMenu)">HorizontalSubMenuLayout</include>
<include condition="!Skin.HasSetting(HorizontalHomeMenu)">VerticalSubMenuLayout</include>
<content>
Below the <content> line, add the following:
Code:
<item id="8118">
<description>Menu Video Sub Files</description>
<label>Video Files</label>
<onclick>ActivateWindow(VideoFiles)</onclick>
</item>
<item id="8119">
<description>Menu Music Sub Files</description>
<label>Music Files</label>
<onclick>ActivateWindow(MusicFiles)</onclick>
</item>
And now we’re finally done. A home menu exactly the way I wanted it!

[i][u]Finale

I hope this guide was helpful. It would’ve saved me some time. Should you have any questions or find any mistakes, do tell. And if you found this information useful, leave a thank you message. It might make me write more how-to’s!

...but can't figure out how to create one for a smart playlist. I'm a n00b with xml but pick stuff up quickly and can follow directions. If you could show me how to create one, i'm sure i could apply that to the rest on my own.

Edit: Almost forgot, would you also know of a way to add the "Recently Added" info box to the TV Shows playlist?

Thanks for all the hard work and taking the time to read this.
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Messages In This Thread
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-01-05, 21:42
RE: - by Zachary.Murphy - 2019-07-19, 22:46
Thank You - by wicked_n_raw - 2011-01-07, 07:36
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-01-07, 11:29
[No subject] - by wicked_n_raw - 2011-01-07, 15:12
[No subject] - by Ja4220 - 2011-01-08, 00:05
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-01-08, 02:08
[No subject] - by sladinki007 - 2011-01-10, 11:20
[No subject] - by sladinki007 - 2011-01-10, 12:20
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-01-10, 19:59
[No subject] - by TheStretchedElf - 2011-01-12, 15:58
[No subject] - by e2zippo - 2011-01-13, 15:23
[No subject] - by wilson.joe - 2011-01-20, 12:40
[No subject] - by shalarim - 2011-01-21, 14:00
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-01-21, 20:46
[No subject] - by hammerhead69 - 2011-01-23, 20:54
[No subject] - by joeranjensen - 2011-01-25, 15:53
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-01-25, 19:43
[No subject] - by joeranjensen - 2011-01-25, 21:44
[No subject] - by Korath - 2011-01-26, 18:41
[No subject] - by TheStretchedElf - 2011-01-26, 21:24
[No subject] - by WhiteLighter - 2011-02-03, 09:25
[No subject] - by Herrjeh - 2011-02-12, 09:39
[No subject] - by coffras - 2011-02-20, 21:21
[No subject] - by TheStretchedElf - 2011-02-20, 23:38
[No subject] - by Wizard66 - 2011-02-21, 15:18
[No subject] - by gszx1337 - 2011-02-22, 05:34
[No subject] - by masteroc - 2011-03-10, 03:35
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-03-10, 16:49
[No subject] - by nfusion2011 - 2011-03-21, 18:43
[No subject] - by amducious - 2011-03-23, 13:45
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-03-28, 00:47
[No subject] - by Thermos - 2011-03-28, 18:38
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-03-29, 08:06
[No subject] - by kaczor47 - 2011-03-29, 13:01
[No subject] - by Thermos - 2011-03-30, 01:52
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-03-31, 18:12
[No subject] - by kaczor47 - 2011-04-02, 07:22
Submenus? - by Thermos - 2011-04-03, 07:24
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-04-05, 18:25
Submenu help... - by Talontd - 2011-04-18, 08:13
[No subject] - by Zyeox - 2011-04-18, 18:54
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-04-20, 19:34
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-04-20, 19:41
[No subject] - by barly - 2011-04-22, 18:18
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-04-24, 15:43
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-04-24, 15:45
[No subject] - by panda78 - 2011-05-01, 01:11
[No subject] - by Simple - 2011-05-01, 09:44
[No subject] - by panda78 - 2011-05-01, 13:25
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-05-01, 21:54
[No subject] - by Raphael Barros - 2011-05-03, 09:47
[No subject] - by Simple - 2011-05-03, 16:29
[No subject] - by Raphael Barros - 2011-05-04, 00:02
[No subject] - by ali2k1 - 2011-05-11, 14:44
[No subject] - by Parhelion - 2011-06-22, 05:01
[No subject] - by aoaaron - 2011-07-05, 13:29
[No subject] - by b-avc - 2011-07-05, 23:31
[No subject] - by Fuddster - 2011-07-09, 18:46
[No subject] - by Fizzer - 2011-08-09, 20:56
[No subject] - by Anasazi - 2011-08-26, 23:24
Sub-Menus for Confluence - by gmhhsv99 - 2011-08-28, 04:22
[No subject] - by Ryonez - 2011-09-01, 08:41
[No subject] - by Myth - 2011-09-02, 17:45
[No subject] - by Ryonez - 2011-09-03, 09:45
[No subject] - by GR00F - 2011-09-30, 12:24
[No subject] - by steve1977 - 2011-10-02, 04:51
files not showing up - by chemlab - 2012-02-27, 08:22
[No subject] - by Myth - 2012-02-28, 19:35
[No subject] - by chemlab - 2012-03-04, 08:30


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