[mythtv-users] Christmas theme 2019

Paul Harrison mythtv at sky.com
Mon Dec 3 21:47:00 UTC 2018

On 02/12/2018 23:59, Michael wrote:

> On 12/2/18 3:03 AM, Paul Harrison wrote:
>> The 2019 version of the MythCenterXMAS-wide theme is now available in
>> the theme chooser as version 1.9 for 29.0 and 30.0-pre (master). This
>> version contains all new background images and despite global warming
>> it's still snowing :)
>> I noticed a bug in the theme updater in that it never removes old files
>> that are no longer in the theme. Depending on what version of the theme
>> you previously used this can cause some of the new background images to
>> not show, it picks the old background*.png files rather than the new
>> background*.jpg ones. Simple fix is to run in a terminal  :-
>> rm ~/.mythtv/themes/MythCenterXMAS-wide/backgrounds/*.png
>> That will remove the old png files that are no longer used. If you get
>> 'No such file or directory' that's OK it just means there is no old pngs
>> to remove.
>> I'm toying with the idea of making a kids version of the theme that will
>> essentially be the same but will have different backgrounds with
>> pictures of Santa, reindeer, presents etc. I may throw in a few animated
>> gifs of santa, snow men etc. Anyone interested in something like this?
> Hi Paul,
> I think that would be great.

Seems to be a bit of interest I'll see what I can come up with.

> One other question/comment:
> Today, I am using Blue Abstract, but each year I switch to this
> Christmas theme.   In Blue abstract, if you are in the video section
> and hit up arrow it will wrap around to the bottom videos and vice
> versa.   In the Christmas theme it doesn't do this and getting to the
> 'z' movies can take a long time.    Do you know how hard it would be
> to add?    With lots of videos it is a time safer.
Should be a simple matter of putting a <wrapstyle>selection</wrapstyle>
in the right spot. I'll see what I can do.

Paul H.

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