XBMC Disable Windowed Mode Shortcut


The greatest annoyance with my XBMC setup is when I accidentally press the backslash key. When this happens, XBMC loses focus making it so I cannot get back into full screen mode.

After some Googling I found this snippit that will disable the backslash shortcut and replace it with a stern warning:

Edit $home/.xbmc/userdata/keymaps and add:

<keymap>
	<global>
		<keyboard>
			<backslash>Notification(Backslash, Don't press backslash, 3)</backslash>
		</keyboard>
	</global>
</keymap>

  1. #1 by andrew on February 27, 2011 - 11:48 am

    hey, thanks for this. on my htpc, if you press backslash, xbmc loses focus and the shortcut key stops working. for anyone else who might read this, you can fix it without trashing all your settings.

    in $HOME/.xbmc/userdata/guisettings.xml:
    /settings/videoscreen/screenmode (around line 1220 for me)
    either comment out or change the value to DESKTOP

    hope this helps.

  2. #2 by Jeffrey on September 27, 2011 - 11:46 am

    Very good

    One thing I had to research was which file to edit as $home/.xbmc/userdata/keymaps was a directory, the file should be $home/.xbmc/userdata/keymaps/keymap.xml

    http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Keymap.xml

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