Override navigation background image (only works with customizable navigation skins)
When using a customizable fullscreen navigation skin, a custom background image can be selected and applied to all the navigation interfaces.
When enabled, the image specified by the override navigation background image feature is tiled instead of stretched.
This setting allows you to force font outlining or drop shadow to enhance text contrast with a slight cost to performance or disable the font effect entirely for a slight bump in performance.
Main interface grid layout
Depending on the fullscreen navigation skin used, the main navigation interface may appear as either a list or as icons grid. Using this setting, the skin's default layout can be overridden.
Category list layout
Switch the category list layout between list view and thumbnail view.
Category list thumbnail view aspect ratio
This setting controls whether the thumbnail used to represent media library categories are shaped like Album Art (squares) or Widescreen (16:9).
Category list thumbnail columns
The number of thumbnail columns visible in the media library's category view.
Category list thumbnail view text lines
The number of text lines under each thumbnail in the media library's category view.
Category list thumbnail text height
The font height for the text under each thumbnail in the media library's category view.
Thumbnail text margins
The margins (space) around the text under each thumbnail in the media library's category view.
Thumbnail icon size
Controls the size of icons (audio/video/etc) displayed when no image is found or used in thumbnail view mode.
Navigation Line Count
Modifying the navigation line count enlarges or reduces the number of visible text lines in some of the navigation interfaces.
Navigation Screen Coverage (%)
The percentage of the screen which should be covered by the navigation interfaces.
Navigation Screen Position Margins (pixels)
When the fullscreen navigation interface's screen coverage does not cover 100% of the screen, the position margins specify the distance from the screen edge (in pixels) where the navigation interfaces are displayed.
Navigation Scrollbar Size
Depending on the display device's size and DPI, you may want to select a bigger or smaller scrollbar size. The dynamic size options are relative to the display area size instead of the monitor's resolution.
Show position bar on list icons with this color
When enabled, a last play-position bar appears over the media's icon in list-based displays (e.g. TV JukeBox). Click the color-box to customize the color.
Force the navigation or list or thumb view display to full width
When enabled, the navigation list and thumb view mode width will override the skin-script setting and use the maximum usable width.
Force the navigation or list or thumb view to maximum width
Unlike the "full width" setting, this setting will make the navigation list area take the display device's maximum resolution, which can cause some cosmetic issues (like the thumbnail highlight getting cropped).
Force the navigation or list or thumb view to maximum height
Enabling this setting, hides the Media Library's meta-data and category filtering (audio/video/pictures/etc) and uses the additional space to display more content (thumbnails or extra list lines).
Do not draw the current navigation interface icon
When enabled, the currently open navigation interface will not show the navigation interface's icon next to the navigation interface's title (name).
Do not draw the current navigation interface title
When enabled, the currently open navigation interface will not show the navigation interface's title (name).
Do not draw the background of empty navigation text lines
When enabled, no line background graphic is drawn for navigation list entries that are unused.
Do not draw the background of inactive navigation text lines
When enabled, no line background graphic is drawn for navigation list entries that are active (only the active line's background is drawn).
The change font button allows you to select the font used by all navigation interfaces. You can only select the font type, not the size or color as these are controlled by the navigation skin designers.
A major performance issue was triggered by the Windows 10 Creators Edition update. In the update, Microsoft forced ClearType font anti-aliasing at larger font sizes. This lead to a massive navigation performance slow-downs on QHD (2560x1440) and 4K (3840x2160) screens.
As a work-around or just to increase performance in general, set the Anti-Aliasing mode to "Enabled" (fast) or "Disabled" (fastest). Please note that disabling anti-aliasing may lower the text rendering quality.
When the navigation screen coverage doesn't cover 100% of the screen, you can align the navigation interface display to a specified position.