XBMC windowed mode calibration (overscan) settings not remembered
5. August 2012 Hinterlasse einen Kommentar
I love XBMC, it is a great free media center, controllable via android phone with lot’s of cool plugins and even blue ray support.
But there was this bug annoying me. I am using two monitors and want to keep the mouse non captured, therefore using xbmc in maximized windowed mode instead of fullscreen. This works great but the overscan settings get lost on every restart, hiding great parts of the GUI.
The settings are written correctly to the „resolution“ node in guisettings.xml with the description „Windowed“ but are not loaded. After the next start the default settings are used and the config overwritten.
I tried to fix the problem myself and got up with a patch. There were a couple of problems preventing the settings from being loaded and applied – see pull request for details. It also seems like it makes sense to reset the overscan settings when the window is resized but upon initial start they should be loaded from the config.
Well, the xbmc folks answered quite fast, see below. Too bad but until then I got my patch.
check out #1231
There are (and should) no calibration settings for windowed mode. Your original problem mentioned in the ticket 11861 will be fixed by not grabbing the mouse.