I’ve been a longtime Libreelec user and today I made the switch to OSMC on my raspberry pi. First of all, let me express my happiness with the absolutely terrific theming! I used to always use Grid, but had given up a lovely UI with the switch to Matrix, since Grid already wasn’t supported in Leia. So this is an incredibly nice surprise.
However, I’ve encountered something which I don’t understand and can’t seem to fix in OSMC. It is not necessarily something that I need, I have my clean install up and running and am totally happy with it. But it’s bugging me out so this is out of curiosity.
Kodi has always had a different way of accessing addons: 1 to really launch add-ons, and another to install, edit an configure them. Exactly why I don’t know, but it used to always be clear with Estuary (and maybe also Grid, I don’t have access anymore)
This is way 1, with my current install in the Estuary main menu and when accessing this menu item. This menu item is also clickable as a menu item to “enter”
This is way 2 with my current install in Estuary. It is accessed via the settings icon.
Note that it is only possible to launch addons via the first method. This is particularly necessary for an addon like VPN manager for OpenVPN - see pictures below.
Now, I can’t seem to be able to add such a menu item to the OSMC skin. I can add singular menu items such as Program Addons. But can’t add the overview menu.
Here I don’t see a way to place this in the main menu
When I add program addons, I get the option to launch VPN manager for Open vpn
I don’t get this option with the addon explorer that I can add to the main menu which does give me the overview of the different categories, since it’s this settings overview of addons.
So I hope I managed to get across what I’m trying to achieve and look forward to your ideas (I first added more pictures but as a new user I’m only allowed five). If I managed to have missed this topic addressed elsewhere, I’m sorry. It’s hard to search on what exactly this may be called.