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= Introduction =
= Introduction =
<section begin="intro" />A commonly asked question is how can the Movie Library or TV Show Library be separated so not every Movie or TV Show is in one big section.  
A commonly asked question is how can the Movie, TV Show or Music Library be further separated so not every title is in one big list.
 
<section begin="intro" />It is possible to create '''''[[Basic_controls|Main Menu items]]''''' in addition to the items that appear on the default Main Menu. For example, adding ''Home Movies, Kids Movies, Sports, Documentaries'' and other menu items. Kodi can already filter and separate library items using a number of methods. Combined with a skin that supports '''''[[Custom_home_items|Custom Home Items]]''''', the library and main menu can be laid out to meet your requirements.<section end="intro" />
 
 
 
= Skins =
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It is possible to create '''''[[Basic_controls|Main Menu items]]''''' in addition to the items that appear on the default Main Menu. For example, adding Home Movies, Kids Movies or Cartoons menu items. Kodi can already filter and separate library items using a number of methods. Combined with a skin that supports '''''[[Custom_home_items|Custom Home Items]]''''', the library and main menu can be laid out to meet your requirements.
The first requirement for modifying your main menu is to install a skin that supports such customization. Most skins that can be downloaded from the Official Kodi Repository, or their Mod versions from the Kodi Forum, have support for this. However, Kodi's default skins (previously Confluence for v16 and prior, and now Estuary for v17 and up) do not have home screen customization options.


This same idea can also be applied to add-ons, programs, and anything else you might want to place on the home screen.<section end="intro" />


The following sections list the requirements to achieve your goal.
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Any errors or omissions on this page, report '''''[https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=327704 on the forum here]'''''
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= Skins =
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The first requirement for custom home items is using a skin that supports such customization. Most third party skins that can be downloaded from the Official Kodi Repository, or their Mod versions from the Kodi Forum, have some form of support for this. However, Kodi's default skins (previously Confluence for v16 and prior, and now Estuary for v17 and up) do not have home screen customization options.
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If you like the look of the default skin, but still need custom home items, here are some possible solutions:
'''[https://forum.kodi.tv/forumdisplay.php?fid=67 Forum listing of other available skins]'''
* [https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=267343 Modified version of Estuary for Kodi v17],
* [https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=306757 Modified version of Estuary for Kodi v18],
* [http://forum.kodi.tv/forumdisplay.php?fid=125 Modified versions of Confluence], the default theme in Kodi v16 and prior
* [https://forum.kodi.tv/forumdisplay.php?fid=67 Forum listing of other available skins]






= Separating Media =
= Separating Media =
The second requirement for creating additional custom home items, is a means of distinguishing and separating the media content. A number of methods are available for this...
The second requirement for creating additional custom home items, is a means of filtering the media content. A number of methods are available for this...
*'''[[Smart_playlists|Smart Playlists]]''' - the method used in the How To: Guide below.
*'''[[Smart_playlists|Smart Playlists]]''' - the method used in the How To: Guide below.
*'''[[Favorites]]'''
*'''[[Favorites]]'''
*'''[[Custom_video_nodes|Custom Video Nodes]]'''
*'''[[Video_nodes|Custom Video Nodes]]'''
*'''[[Video_library_tags|Video Library Tags]]'''  
*'''[[Video_library_tags|Video Library Tags]]'''  


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If you want to completely separate the library you can also use '''''[[Profiles]]''''', where each profile has their own Kodi library and settings.
If you want to completely separate the library you can also use '''''[[Profiles]]''''', where each profile has their own Kodi library and settings.
{{see also|Profiles}}
{{see also|Profiles}}


= How To: Guide =
= How To: Guide =
A step by step How To: guide has been created to walk you through the process.  
Step by step How To: guides are available below.  


For the purpose of this guide, Kodi v17.6 with the Aeon Nox 5: SiLVO skin is used. If you are using a different skin the process is the same, but you will need to find the appropriate screens in your skin.
If you are using a different skin you may be able to follow one of these guides as the process is the same, but you will need to find the appropriate screens in your skin, or you could ask in the forum for your skin.




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== Aeon Nox Silvo Skin ==
== Aeon Nox Silvo Skin ==
:'''{{big|[[Custom_home_items/Aeon Nox Silvo|How To: Create Custom Home Items]]}}'''
:'''{{big|[[Custom_home_items/Aeon Nox Silvo|How To: Create Custom Home Items]]}}'''
== Estuary ==
This is an advanced method for those familiar with coding. It will not create Custom Home Items, but it will describe how to rename and reorganise the existing menu items.
:'''{{big|[[HOW-TO:Estuary_Modification#Renaming_and_Reordering_Main_Menu_Items|Estuary Renaming & Reordering Home Items]]}}'''




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== Rapier Skin ==
== Rapier Skin ==
:'''{{big|[[Add-on:Rapier#Creating_a_custom_category|Rapier Skin Custom Home Items]]}}'''
:'''{{big|[[Add-on:Rapier#Creating_a_custom_category|Rapier Skin Custom Home Items]]}}'''
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Latest revision as of 01:31, 20 July 2021

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Introduction

A commonly asked question is how can the Movie, TV Show or Music Library be further separated so not every title is in one big list.

It is possible to create Main Menu items in addition to the items that appear on the default Main Menu. For example, adding Home Movies, Kids Movies, Sports, Documentaries and other menu items. Kodi can already filter and separate library items using a number of methods. Combined with a skin that supports Custom Home Items, the library and main menu can be laid out to meet your requirements.


Skins

The first requirement for modifying your main menu is to install a skin that supports such customization. Most skins that can be downloaded from the Official Kodi Repository, or their Mod versions from the Kodi Forum, have support for this. However, Kodi's default skins (previously Confluence for v16 and prior, and now Estuary for v17 and up) do not have home screen customization options.


List of skins compatible with v18 Leia


List of skins compatible with v19 Matrix


List of skins compatible with v20 Nexus


Forum listing of other available skins


Separating Media

The second requirement for creating additional custom home items, is a means of filtering the media content. A number of methods are available for this...

The above can be used individually or in combination to create a list for each special type like Anime, Documentaries, Westerns, Home Movies, SciFi, etc. It is good practice to physically separate the media on the drive, by creating a folder specific to the media type that is being separated. eg, a folder containing SciFi, Home Movies etc. Each of these new folders are then added to Kodi as a separate Source.

If you want to completely separate the library you can also use Profiles, where each profile has their own Kodi library and settings.


How To: Guide

Step by step How To: guides are available below.

If you are using a different skin you may be able to follow one of these guides as the process is the same, but you will need to find the appropriate screens in your skin, or you could ask in the forum for your skin.


Aeon Nox Silvo Skin

How To: Create Custom Home Items


Estuary

This is an advanced method for those familiar with coding. It will not create Custom Home Items, but it will describe how to rename and reorganise the existing menu items.

Estuary Renaming & Reordering Home Items


Rapier Skin

Rapier Skin Custom Home Items




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