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  1. TESTERS NEEDED Instead of flooding the Kodi addon for Launchbox released thread with test files and handling issues with those test files, I have started this thread. Here I will be posting test files as I work through some past feature requests before they are released in the Download section. The released thread will be for handling issues with current releases posted in the Downloads section, feature requests, and posting version release news like before. TESTERS NEEDED
  2. Kodi addon for LaunchBox 1.5.5 released! CHANGES in 1.5.5: - Hide taskbar option added - Hide mouse cursor while on Blank Black Gui - Hide mouse Busy/Wait cursor - Move mouse cursor to Top Right corner of screen - Some code clean up for Python 3 prep KNOWN ISSUES: - The upgrade support in this addon's Autohotkey script will not work properly with the auto download background option for LaunchBox enabled. Current workaround is to remove the check mark from the "Automatically Download Updates in the Background" box in LaunchBox's Options under the Updates section. - Taskbar will flash on Kodi Windows Store version (UWA). Current workaround is to switch to Kodi non-UWA or to minimize effects, enable hide task bar in advance options, remove Cortana search bar and change taskbar to black. RELEASE NOTICE: This release is to try to minimize the effects the taskbar has on Kodi UWA and to hide the mouse better for those that don't like to see it. It is already known that the taskbar will raise itself over top of the black Gui the AHK script creates to hide desktop icons and taskbar on non-UWA Kodi whether it is set to AlwaysOnTop or not using Kodi Windows Store verion. So a hide taskbar option was added to reduce it to a thin line at the bottom of the screen. Removing the Cortana search bar is reported to minimize the 'flash' to just start up of the script when it transitions from Kodi to Bigbox. IN DEVELOPMENT: - Code rewrite in Python 3 compatible - Back to looking into multiple Launchbox support
  3. OK so I will add that into the workaround note as well. I only saw 1) because I never keep the Cortana search bar on any of my systems, that is the first thing I remove on a fresh system install.
  4. Drats, was hoping the black taskbar would help as I hadn't tried it. Thanks for the feedback.
  5. Yeah, as far as the taskbar is concern, it will be listed as a known issue with Kodi UWA as so far the solutions I have looked into are too wonky to be viable without introducing other compatibility issues. Maybe in the future MS will make it so it doesn't raise the taskbar on top of all windows when a UWA app changes states but till then work around will be use regular Kodi, try changing the color of the taskbar to black to minimize the effect or ignore it.
  6. New test file, . Modified an example function from AHK forum to change all system icons to blank so that it would only modify the Busy/wait cursor. So basically for the time AHK is running there will be no Busy/Wait cursor but the mouse arrow cursor is only hidden when on Blank Black GUI so that it can be still use in emulator etc. that require it visible. Again, you need to select the "Delete and update userdata scripts on next run" option in the advanced options in the plugin settings as the script number is the same as test1.
  7. Yeah, the flashing has to do with how the UWA apps interact with explorer.exe (and the taskbar by association). It will not even respect a AHK GUI with AlwaysOnTop set and flashes over it so it is going to have to be a known issue as it only affects UWA Kodi. I will keep looking for a solution but I wouldn't hold my breath.
  8. To rule out cursor interference which in my testing so far has resulted in a flash of the taskbar, please try this new test file. It moves the cursor to the top right corner and make it invisible on the black gui that I create in the ahk script. Note, it doesn't hide the busy cursor icon yet. Also, since i didn't up the ahk script version number again, you need to select the "Delete and update userdata scripts on next run" option in the advanced options in the plugin settings. Edit: Reread your post and if you are referring to a 1 px line at the bottom that is the 'hidden' taskbar in windows 10 and there is not much I can really do about it. In testing it only shows on launchbox updates for me.
  9. New test file for hiding taskbar with plugin advanced option added. Report any issues, i haven't rewritten in python 3 yet so it will be compatible with kodi 16/17.
  10. Yeah, about that mouse pointer... I did nothing to attempt to hide it so that will currently be dependant on Bigbox and Kodi handling. You are definitely not doing anything wrong, I will have to look into making a setting in the plugin's options to allow the AHK to hide the taskbar if they selects that. That is really the only true solution, other than setting the blank black gui AHK creates to always on top which wouldn't allow anything over it, lol. It also seems I can only reproduce it on UWA version of Kodi, so it looks like it has to do with the way UWA handles focus of the taskbar with UWA apps.
  11. Kodi addon for LaunchBox 1.5.4 released! CHANGES in 1.5.4: - Added Kodi 18 support - Added black fullscreen gui to Autohotkey script to hide desktop icons and taskbar KNOWN ISSUES: - The upgrade support in this addon's Autohotkey script will not work properly with the auto download background option for LaunchBox enabled. Current workaround is to remove the check mark from the "Automatically Download Updates in the Background" box in LaunchBox's Options under the Updates section. RELEASE NOTICE: This release is a bug fix for Kodi 18. This will also be the last release to support any Kodi version before 18 as it will be rewritten Python 3. Kodi is dropping Python 2 support as it is EOL for Kodi 19. IN DEVELOPMENT: - Code rewrite in Python 3
  12. No, this is just for fun, no donations needed. Glad it is working for everyone. I updated the downloads page, no changes were made from test2 to final so no need to update if you are using it.
  13. New test file, autohotkey script updated to draw a black fullscreen window, in an attempt to hide desktop icons and hopefully task bar.
  14. Glad to hear. As for the transition, 3 options. 1. As suggested by neil9000, startup video 2. Run Kodi as a shell (warning: UWA apps won't work in windows 10) 3. If windows 10 A) Hide desktop icons: Right clicking on desktop, selecting view and unchecking Show desktop icons B) Hide taskbar: Right clicking on tasbar, select Taskbar settings and turn on Automatically hide taskbar in desktop mode
  15. Honestly, the only changes are structure related and a couple of unused modules removed. I was in a rush to get something out and was having trouble finding answers on the Kodi Wiki about Kodi 18 so I looked at teeedubb's changes for the Steam launcher as his works. Notice he had a future call in his default.py and a package folder structure with __init__.py so I loaded up pycharm and did the same. Ran it through Kodi 18 with debug, no errors, so I figured good to release for test. Next changes needed are dropping Kodi 17 and previous support and rewriting it all Python 3 as Kodi 19 and higher required this and as far as I know Kodi 18 supports it.
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