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For information on where settings and other usage data are saved read '''''[[Kodi data folder]]'''''
 
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[[File:settings_levels.jpg|400px|right]]<section begin="intro" />This section covers Kodi's various settings and where to find them.
 
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'''Settings Levels'''<br>
==Accessing The System Settings Menu==
Note that there are four tiered settings levels where each level unlocks more settings, the levels are:
The System Settings icon is the middle icon and is located in the top left of the Home Screen when using the default skin Estuary. Other skins may use a different method to access the settings screen, such as a Home Menu item, or via the Shutdown menu.
* Basic
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* Standard (Default)
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* Advanced
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* Expert
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The "Settings level" can be changed using the button in the bottom left which shows the currently selected level.<section end="intro" />
 
 
== Settings ==
The main Settings Window {{Kodi}} v18 and v19.
 
Click on the relevant icon in the image to navigate to the wiki page.
 
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Settings for v16 and below can be found here... '''''[[Archive:Settings_legacy|Settings legacy]]'''''


== Settings ==
For Version 16 and below see '''[[Settings_legacy|Settings legacy]]'''


Choosing Settings from the Home Screen opens the Settings Window. In this window, you are able to configure Kodi's options:
== Settings Level ==
The "Settings level" will change the number of Settings options visible. The higher the level, the more options shown.
 
There are four settings levels - Basic, Standard (default), Advanced, Expert. Scroll down to the setting level to change levels.
 
This setting also affects the settings page of add-ons.
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| link 1 = Settings/Player
| link name 1 = Player settings
| image 2 = Video.png
| link 2 = Settings/Media
| link name 2 = Media settings
| image 3 = Television.png
| link 3 = Settings/Live TV
| link name 3 = TV settings
| image 4 = Crystal Project Network Connection Manager.png
| link 4 = Settings/Services
| link name 4 = Service settings
| image 5 = Crystal Clear app kcoloredit.png
| link 5 = Skin_settings
| link name 5 = Skin settings
| image 6 = Gnome-system-run.png
| link 6 = Profiles#Profile_settings
| link name 6 = Profile settings
| image 7 = Crystal Clear app kcoloredit.png
| link 7 = Settings/Interface
| link name 7 = Interface
| image 8 = Gnome-system-run.png
| link 8 = Settings/System
| link name 8 = System
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| link 9 = System Information
| link name 9 = System Information
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== Advanced settings ==
== Advanced settings ==
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== Resetting Kodi settings to default ==
{{see also|userdata}}
Delete your [[userdata]] folder and the parent "Kodi" folder (sometimes named ".Kodi") to remove all Kodi settings and library databases. Deleting some individual files/folders in the [[userdata]] folder will also selectively reset those files to a default state.


== See also ==
It is also possible to move GUI Settings into advancedsettings.xml which removes them from these Settings pages.
* [[Backup]]
 
See: '''[[Advancedsettings.xml#guisettings.xml_Setting_Conversion|Convert Settings]]'''
 
 
 
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[[Category:Settings]]

Latest revision as of 06:02, 4 March 2021

Home icon grey.png   ▶ Settings

This section details the settings in the various settings pages.

For information on where settings and other usage data are saved read Kodi data folder



1 Accessing The System Settings Menu

The System Settings icon is the middle icon and is located in the top left of the Home Screen when using the default skin Estuary. Other skins may use a different method to access the settings screen, such as a Home Menu item, or via the Shutdown menu.



2 Settings

The main Settings Window Kodi v18 and v19.

Click on the relevant icon in the image to navigate to the wiki page.


File managerAdd-on managerSettings/System informationEvent LogSettings/PlayerSettings/MediaSettings/Live TVSettings/ServicesSettings/GamesSettings/InterfaceSettings/ProfilesSettings/SystemSettingsOverview-leia.png
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Settings for v16 and below can be found here... Settings legacy


3 Settings Level

The "Settings level" will change the number of Settings options visible. The higher the level, the more options shown.

There are four settings levels - Basic, Standard (default), Advanced, Expert. Scroll down to the setting level to change levels.

This setting also affects the settings page of add-ons.


4 Advanced settings

The advancedsettings.xml file, which does not exist by default, can be created by a user in their userdata folder.

This file is used for advanced settings and options that do not have GUI controls inside of Kodi. Some settings are experimental or very rarely set, so they can only be used via the advancedsettings.xml file. The file is simply a plain text file and can be edited by various text editors, so long as the name is "advancedsettings.xml". These advanced settings can be used to tweak various things such as episode naming patterns, special network ports, special behaviors, and more.


It is also possible to move GUI Settings into advancedsettings.xml which removes them from these Settings pages.

See: Convert Settings