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==The Favourites Menu==
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{{GetStarted| '''Adding and accessing favourites in XBMC'''}}<br />
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Adding a link to your favourite '''programs''', '''pictures''', '''videos''', '''music''', '''files''' or '''scripts''' via the favourites menu, is simple.
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You can access the 'Favourites' menu either by selecting the blue icon in the lower right corner of [[General Navigation#The Home Screen|The Home Screen]], or by selecting the Favourites icon in the the [[Shutdown Menu]].<br>
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Some [http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Category:Video_add-ons Video add-ons] have this support also. So you can access from the home menu easily without having to navigate otherwise complex paths, making it easier for you and your family to access your choices without frying a brain or getting lost on the way.
You bring up the ''Shutdown'' menu by pressing down on the [[image:Btn thumb r.png]] analog '''thumbstick''' anywhere within XBMC.<br>
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You can add any of your favorite programs, pictures, videos, music, files or scripts to the favorites menu.  This can be achieved by one of two means:
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You can access the 'Favourites' menu either by selecting the '''star''' icon in the lower left corner of [[General Navigation#The Home Screen|The Home Screen]] of the default Confluence skin. Once it is setup. See below:
* By calling up the context menu (by pressing the '''White''' button or '''Title''' on the remote) and selecting the ''Add to Favorites'' option.
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* By creating and/or editing Favourites.xml in [[The UserData Folder]]
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==Favourites via context menu==
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[[File:Addtofav.jpg|500px|right]]
[[image:Home.favorites.expanded.jpg|right|360px]]
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'''Calling''' the context menu by '''pressing''' the {{keypress|C}} '''or''' {{key press|Win}} '''button or''' {{button|'''guide'''}} on the remote and selecting the ''Add to Favourites'' option.
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== Favourites via xml==
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Creating and/or editing favourites.xml in the [[userdata folder]]
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'''Example 1'''
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Here is how simple favourites.xml file would like for the method outline above if you were to create it manually.
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<favourites>
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    <favourite name="Water Wars II: Privatization" thumb="http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/videos/120x90/52447.jpg">PlayMedia(&quot;plugin://plugin.video.howstuffworks_com/?url=52447&amp;mode=playVideo&quot;)</favourite>
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</favourites>
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'''Example 2'''
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Here is how simple favourites.xml file looks like with SVN Repo Installed plugin entry (you need to have installed SVN Repo Installed and TED Video plugin previously installed):
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<favourites>
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    <favourite name="TED Talks" thumb="special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Programs/d3b7311b.tbn">ActivateWindow(10024,plugin://video/TED Talks/)</favourite>
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    <favourite name="SVN Repo Installer" thumb="special://home/plugins/programs/SVN Repo Installer/default.tbn">ActivateWindow(10001,plugin://programs/SVN Repo Installer/)</favourite>
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</favourites>
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==Accessing the Favourites==
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[[File:Openfavs.jpg|500px|right]]
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By selecting the star icon (favourites) in the Home Menu you can access your favourites added via context menu or .xml as in '''Example 1'''
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==Renaming a Favourite==
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Like you would any other filename, when you '''highlight''' any entry you can rename it by simply bringing up the context menu {{button|'''guide'''}} button '''on remote''' or {{keypress|C}} or {{key press|Win}} on a keyboard.
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Revision as of 12:50, 28 November 2012

Template:GetStarted
Adding a link to your favourite programs, pictures, videos, music, files or scripts via the favourites menu, is simple.

Some Video add-ons have this support also. So you can access from the home menu easily without having to navigate otherwise complex paths, making it easier for you and your family to access your choices without frying a brain or getting lost on the way.

You can access the 'Favourites' menu either by selecting the star icon in the lower left corner of The Home Screen of the default Confluence skin. Once it is setup. See below:

Contents

1 Favourites via context menu

Addtofav.jpg

Calling the context menu by pressing the C or  Win button or guide on the remote and selecting the Add to Favourites option.












2 Favourites via xml

Creating and/or editing favourites.xml in the userdata folder

Example 1 Here is how simple favourites.xml file would like for the method outline above if you were to create it manually.

<favourites>
    <favourite name="Water Wars II: Privatization" thumb="http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/videos/120x90/52447.jpg">PlayMedia("plugin://plugin.video.howstuffworks_com/?url=52447&mode=playVideo")</favourite>
</favourites>

Example 2

Here is how simple favourites.xml file looks like with SVN Repo Installed plugin entry (you need to have installed SVN Repo Installed and TED Video plugin previously installed):

<favourites>
    <favourite name="TED Talks" thumb="special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Programs/d3b7311b.tbn">ActivateWindow(10024,plugin://video/TED Talks/)</favourite>
    <favourite name="SVN Repo Installer" thumb="special://home/plugins/programs/SVN Repo Installer/default.tbn">ActivateWindow(10001,plugin://programs/SVN Repo Installer/)</favourite> 
</favourites>

3 Accessing the Favourites

Openfavs.jpg

By selecting the star icon (favourites) in the Home Menu you can access your favourites added via context menu or .xml as in Example 1













4 Renaming a Favourite

Like you would any other filename, when you highlight any entry you can rename it by simply bringing up the context menu guide button on remote or C or  Win on a keyboard.

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