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I would suggest that [http://www.blablabla.com this] link is too discrete, because not everyone actually reads everything and some things have to be made rather obvious rather than run of the mill discrete.
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Biggest issue in online documentation is that accessibility if often sacrificed. Not everyone has 20/20 vision, like e.g me. I like simplified and discrete but not blasé.--uNiversal 18:06, 6 May 2013 (EDT)
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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:''' Note that there are four tiered settings levels where each level unlocks more settings, the levels are:  
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* Basic
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* Standard (Default)
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* Advanced
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* Expert
  
:: I would suggest using <nowiki>{{XBMC Settings))</nowiki> instead of current, so the navigation style, can be carried to other pages if needs be.--uNiversal 05:05, 7 May 2013 (EDT)
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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" />
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::: it's a bit big for a navigation template. We do need better navigation templates in general. Maybe the navbox style from Wikipedia would be good for this. -- [[User:Ned Scott|Ned Scott]] 02:25, 8 May 2013 (EDT)
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== System Settings ==
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For Version 16 and below see '''[[Settings_legacy|Settings legacy]]'''
  
:::: It is a bit big indeed, perhaps because of the screenshot being part of it or something idk, Yes better navigation would be ideal, Im not familiar off the top of my head what wikipedia uses or if it would fix all the requirements. Im sure however that it needs to be consistent, visible, obvious and not distracting.
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Choosing Settings from the Home Screen opens the Settings Window. In this window, you are able to configure Kodi's options:
:::: Unfortunatly im not terribly good with code like html and css or any type of code so far its been a trial and error sort of thing, and because having code in template cant be tested in a sandbox it makes it getting it right a bit annoying on a live wiki.--uNiversal 10:39, 8 May 2013 (EDT)
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[[File:settings_krypton.JPG|400px|right]]
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{{Index two column
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| image 1 = Video.png
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| link 1 = Settings/Player
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| link name 1 = Player settings
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| image 2 = Video.png
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| link 2 = Settings/Media
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| link name 2 = Media settings
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| image 3 = Television.png
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| link 3 = Settings/Live TV
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| link name 3 = TV settings
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| image 4 = Crystal Project Network Connection Manager.png
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| link 4 = Settings/Services
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| link name 4 = Service settings
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| image 5 = Crystal Clear app kcoloredit.png
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| link 5 = Skin_settings
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| link name 5 = Skin settings
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| image 6 = Gnome-system-run.png
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| link 6 = Profiles#Profile_settings
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| link name 6 = Profile settings
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| image 7 = Crystal Clear app kcoloredit.png
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| link 7 = Settings/Interface
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| link name 7 = Interface
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| image 8 = Gnome-system-run.png
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| link 8 = Settings/System
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| link name 8 = System
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| image 9 = Gnome-system-run.png
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| link 9 = System Information
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| link name 9 = System Information
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}}
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== Advanced settings ==
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{{main|advancedsettings.xml}}
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{{#lst:advancedsettings.xml|intro}}
  
=== Try out WIP ===
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== Resetting Kodi settings to default ==
{{XBMC Settings}}
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{{see also|userdata}}
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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.
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== Other settings related pages ==
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* [[Audio]]
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== See also ==
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* [[Backup]]

Revision as of 12:52, 20 September 2017

Home icon grey.png   ▶ General topics ▶ Settings
This section covers Kodi's various settings and where to find them.

Settings Levels: Note that there are four tiered settings levels where each level unlocks more settings, the levels are:

  • Basic
  • Standard (Default)
  • Advanced
  • Expert

The "Settings level" can be changed using the button in the bottom left which shows the currently selected level.

1 System Settings

For Version 16 and below see Settings legacy

Choosing Settings from the Home Screen opens the Settings Window. In this window, you are able to configure Kodi's options:

Settings krypton.JPG
icon Player settings
icon Media settings
icon TV settings
icon Service settings
icon Skin settings
icon Profile settings
Profiles allow users to save all of settings as a profile and change them at the touch of a button. It also allows you to grant access to specific folders and network shares based on the profile being used. This is ideal for systems that have multiple users. It works much the same as setting up individual users on your home computer.
icon Interface
icon System
icon System Information
System Information

2 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.

3 Resetting Kodi settings to default

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.

4 Other settings related pages

5 See also