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    Change the volume up and down icons to launch media and CFIG instead?

    Ive looked but couldt figure out how to change the volume up and down icons to launch media and CFIG instead?

    I miss frodoplayers ability to go straight into media or GPS from one or the other. I have a powermate to control volume and have never even touched these two buttons. Editing the skin is no problem, I just need to know how to change the XML (and where) so that the button presses launch those two things.

    I recall plugins not having hotkeys, but was that ever fixed? I assume I can get into media at the very least though?

    Any help? Should be relatively easy, no?

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    Any help?

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    It cannot be done the way you have described it. Not in CF with current skin structure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justintime View Post
    It cannot be done the way you have described it. Not in CF with current skin structure.
    So there isnt even a hotkey for media? No way to add buttons at the bottom to send me to different sections?

    That's a bummer... :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by justintime View Post
    It cannot be done the way you have described it. Not in CF with current skin structure.
    Actually there is A way...it's not proper but you could do so by taking a button assignment such as button4 and put it where the volume up and down is.

    However it moves the actual button4 down to there, because all screens are actually layered and hidden it works that way. You would have to remove the font somehow or make it disapear by making it the same color. Use a skin editor to do so, I tested it, it kinda works.

    Couple of things to note:

    1) Volume up and down only shows on specific screens
    2) DVD Volume up and down is completely different and can not assign button4 to it as it's a different layer\screen
    3) Volume up and down will need to be on that same bar as with the other controls so the only way you would be able to do that is make the other buttons smaller and you'll run in to functionality and other issues.
    4) Because button4 is more than one button you have to cycle so that you have the proper button assignment you want to assign the button, this is controlled within centrafuse.
    It would be usuable whenever the volume up\down button is visible. But then where would you put the other buttons?

    completely do-able with a little thought. Just download my skin editor and you should be able to do so pretty quick. You want to use Button1 for Media\Mixer and Button5 for settings\phone move them to the volume up and down, but the volume up down somewhere out of the way or zero out the values. (/Skin/Screens/main/buttons/VolUo or Voldown x,y,width,height= 0 )

    For the Button1 and 5 assignments you could use enabletext=false to erase the text, however that will also stop the icons\buttons from shuffling for you. And the final problem is that media and settings button are not in the same screens for the button assignments. So menu1 is phone (button5) media(button1) and menu2 is settings(button1) and mixer(button5). Not the ideal setup.
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    Yeah, I see the problem now. That solution isnt really what I am looking for though. I wish it were as easy as I had hoped, but it doesnt look like what I want is even remotely possible. I dont want to have to redo the whole skin to achieve the additional 2 buttons. I like the way things are for the most part, aside from that. It is a shame as that single feature would make my car pc experience 100 times better. I switch back and forth so much between media and gps that the extra 2 clicks and moving my hand get very old very fast. :-/

    Thanks for the help though!

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    sivart: I agree, I also use GPS and MEDIA 99% of the time together. Switching back and forth with the std skin gets kind of boring after a while with all the clicks.

    I created the Nexus skin such that clicks are minimized when swithcing between the 2. Give it a try. Also, if you click and hold the 'back' button, it will take you to the last section you were in. This allows you to alternate between the last 2 sections (GPS, and Media). That is a std feature, not specific to my skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justintime View Post
    sivart: I agree, I also use GPS and MEDIA 99% of the time together. Switching back and forth with the std skin gets kind of boring after a while with all the clicks.

    I created the Nexus skin such that clicks are minimized when swithcing between the 2. Give it a try. Also, if you click and hold the 'back' button, it will take you to the last section you were in. This allows you to alternate between the last 2 sections (GPS, and Media). That is a std feature, not specific to my skin.
    I have played with your skin and it does help. Unfortunately the colors do not match my car/dash at all and I prefer the default skin.

    I have used the the back button to switch to the previous section, but it takes longer than the 2 clicks that I usually have to do. If I could switch the previos section hold time to 3/4 of a sec or so, I may be able to live with that. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by justintime View Post
    sivart: I agree, I also use GPS and MEDIA 99% of the time together. Switching back and forth with the std skin gets kind of boring after a while with all the clicks.
    I'm sure when i am on GPS/Nav screen, i just click the song title at the top of the screen once and it takes me to the media screen?

    Apologies if i dreamt it...lol (Not been using CF long)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptimusPrime View Post
    I'm sure when i am on GPS/Nav screen, i just click the song title at the top of the screen once and it takes me to the media screen?

    Apologies if i dreamt it...lol (Not been using CF long)

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