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newchannel
Roku Guru

Home Screen Category...choose which category shows first

How to determine which category will show first when entering the channel? As I add cateogories the one I want seen first is getting moved around. I'm using arced-landscape.

Thank you.
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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destruk
Binge Watcher

Re: Home Screen Category...choose which category shows first

Whichever category is listed first in your xml will be displayed first (by default).
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newchannel
Roku Guru

Re: Home Screen Category...choose which category shows first

What's happening for me is each category in the 4th spot is always the one that is in the center of the home screen after choosing the channel. I am trying to move some of the categories around and as I add new cateogories my main category gets pushed to the right.

Whatever is in slot 4 between the <category></category> is what shows on the screen in the middle. Is there a way to control this?
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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RokuChris
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Home Screen Category...choose which category shows first

On a roPosterScreen, you can set the focused filter bar item with SetFocusedList() and you can set the focused poster item with SetFocusedListItem()
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destruk
Binge Watcher

Re: Home Screen Category...choose which category shows first

If you remove those commands, by default the first item in the list should be focused. If you are using a gridscreen, then it might be centering the item selection by itself, in which case you can set it in the script to focus the 1st item on the selected category.
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bandal
Visitor

Re: Home Screen Category...choose which category shows first

If using videoplayer look in appHomeScreen.brs for this line screen.SetFocusedListItem(4)

Then you can change which category number it will show first. 0 = Most left Category Icon. the 4 means 5 Categories from the left.

DA
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newchannel
Roku Guru

Re: Home Screen Category...choose which category shows first

I looked at the homescreen.brs earlier to find a number to control it but didn't see it. Now sure how I overlooked but I did. Just checked again and located it. Thanks a bunch!
http://www.victoryNOWfilmsandtv.com
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