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Mimic: A shameless amalgamation of features from my favourite skins, including Aeon Nox, reFocus, and Arctic Zephyr.
- 1 Installing
- 2 Introduction
- 3 Screenshots
- 4 Video demos
- 5 Required Addons
- 6 Supported Addons
- 7 Frequently asked questions
To install this add-on you must do so from the Add-on manager from within Kodi by going to
- The home screen
- Look and feel (v16 and higher)
1. To imitate
Synonyms: resemble, look like, have the appearance of
Users of this skin will quickly see the resemblance to two of my favorite skins, Aeon Nox and reFocus. Even as Mimic borrows from both of these skins, my hope is that it will develop into its own style over time. Many thanks to BigNoid for his work on Aeon Nox, on which this skin is based. I've used many of the available skins since discovering XBMC/Kodi, but always returned to one of the Nox variations for its feature set and clear navigation. Also thank you to Jeroen, creator of reFocus, whose clean design and attention to detail were an inspiration for this skin. Mimic also borrows some of the great views from reFocus such as Gallery and BigList. More recently, this skin now "mimics" features from Arctic Zephyr and its mods, fTV, and Phil65's skin.
Questions or comments? Visit the support forum at... http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=210552
4 Video demos
4.1 Kodi 15.x - Mimic
5 Required Addons
These addons will be installed automatically when installing Mimic from the repository.
6 Supported Addons
- Artwork Downloader
- Artist Slideshow
- TV Next Aired
- Global Search
- OpenWeatherMap Extended
- Rating Update
- CU LRC Lyrics
- RSS Editor
- Nextup Service Notification
- YouTube Browser
7 Frequently asked questions
7.1 How do I activate Extended Info for movie/tv show cast members?
Press down from the selected cast member in the video info dialog. I tried making it activate Extended Info when clicking the cast thumb, but never could get the list to scroll smoothly.
7.2 Can I customize the home screen?
Yes, there are skin settings to turn on/off the home screen fanart overlay, top bar, and now playing widgets. There are also three home layouts to choose from: default, top menu, and vertical menu.
7.3 Why don't the home widgets work with a mouse?
The skin is designed for use with a remote or keyboard, mouse support is limited. For best results using a mouse or touch device, be sure to enable the skin setting to show the home widgets all the time. Skin Settings --> Home window --> Always show home widgets
7.4 Why are some of my random fanart backgrounds black, or why don't my thumbnails show up?
This is likely caused by missing or corrupted images in your texture cache. I suggest using the Texture Cache Maintenance Utility to clean up and repair your cached textures. It is also useful for finding duplicate media in your library and updating IMDb ratings. I posted a guide to setting it up in Window 8.1.