Coming back to the layout issues I have, as mentioned I have an old Silverstone case with just a 5" display which I would like the Now playing info to be as readable as possible from 10 foot away. It is touch screen but doesn't work unless you use the original frontview software, it would only be used to display the now playing info from emby/kodi.
I have tried setting the text size to the largest and altering the size slider and this is the best I can achieve at present-
Which is not too bad although it is hard to read the weather and the time could be much bigger (dont really need to show the year here!)
The Now playing screen is a bit of a mess if you try and increase the font size and slider too much with elements overlapping each other.
The episode thumb is too small to see and not supplied by Kodi. The time codes again are too small to see at any normal font setting and there are no need for the player controls.
The title text seems to be confined to that small box and the font gets smaller and smaller the longer the title of the episode is! Would be better if that box went the whole width of the screen and stayed the same font size, perhaps scrolling the txt if it was too long for the box.
Thinking about the essential info needed to be presented here on this tin screen we only need the fan art wallpaper, episode title and the progress bar and perhaps the time.
I started to poke around in the skin .xml files to see if I could comment out items such as the player controls or thumbnail but cant see where to do it or if its even possible.
Would you be open to the idea of providing a 'stripped back' skin for us small screen users? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by Red5ive, 19 February 2020 - 04:18 PM.