Just over a year ago, we started a discussion on improving the OSMC remote functionality and adding support for long press functionality.
Late last year, we updated our OSMC remote controller to further facilitate this functionality. We also added a low battery warning when the CR-2032 battery is near its end of life (only works on new models).
We’ve been working hard to bring this long press functionality to every generation of OSMC remote and not just the new iteration. We’d like to now get some feedback before making this part of a stable update shortly.
Please note that if you are on a nightly (Kodi v19) build, this functionality isn’t available yet and the following instructions won’t change the remote behaviour.
To test this update:
- Login via the command line
- Edit the file
- Add the following line:
deb http://apt.osmc.tv stretch-devel main
- Run the following commands to update:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && reboot
- Your system should have have received the update.
I also recommend you edit
/etc/apt/sources.list again and remove the line that you added after updating. This will return you to the normal update channel.
For details about the changes, please see this post.
Many thanks to @darwindesign for testing and developing the long press keymap.
We are looking forward to your feedback.