RELEASE Unofficial build of hbmenu with new starred favourites feature

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by hippy dave, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. hippy dave
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    You can press X or touch the star in the top display to toggle a starred favourite, they appear alphabetically at the start of the list. It works with folders too - if like me you occasionally press B accidentally and end up in the SD card root, you can favourite the "switch" folder so it's at the start of the list and easier to get right back into.

    It got merged to master today - thanks to yellows8 and fincs for helping me work out the kinks - and thanks to friedkeenan for committing a fix for custom themes already! I don't know when a new official build is planned, but here's an unofficial one for the meantime (if you don't like random binaries you can build from official source). Should be obvious but it goes in the root of your SD card.
     

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  2. FoxMcloud5655

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    Good job, mate! This will help a lot, I think. Compiling now.
     
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  3. Dichotomy754

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    Thanks again, you mentioned the star color could be changed with a theme file, what pointer would I use for that? eg: "textColor="
     
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    Oh actually it currently uses "borderTextColor" - which is the same colour used for the name text on the small icon's label. Maybe it should be given its own colour name tho.
     
  5. Dichotomy754

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    That would be awesome, I'm thinking of changing it to a gold. Here's how it looks now.
     

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  6. bad361

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    Such a great and needed option! Thanks!
     
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  7. hippy dave
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    Thanks, it's been one I've really wanted for ages, so I finally decided to actually do something about it.
     
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    awesome :-)
     
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  9. Jonhy

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    This is epic! nxmtp will be seated!
     
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  10. CaseyCor

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    This is super useful. Thanks!
     
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  11. Clydefrosch

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    now the only thing missing is a feature that makes the currently selected nro more visually distinct from all the rest on screen because that non-solid outline really isn't cutting it.
     
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  12. Dichotomy754

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    I always thought a slight zoom would be handy.
     
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  13. switshgam0r

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    Not bad, but a littlebit useless. We need nightly versions or an api to add urls for nightlies. And an full retroarch on the hbstore.
     
  14. hippy dave
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    hippy dave BBMB

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    Check bsnx for hbmenu nightly builds, I haven't tested them but I foresee no reason they won't be good (the server also builds various other Switch homebrew).
    One of the hbappstore guys gave their reason recently for not putting a full version of retroarch on the store, not sure if it was posted in the hbappstore thread or the retroarch thread.
     
  15. stick267

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    Thanks for this. No more scrolling for 20 minutes to get to nxmtp and Retroarch.
     
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  16. sorabora

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    oh my god yes! Thanks.
     
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  17. hippy dave
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    You're very welcome! If you think they were bad, you were missing out on scrolling all the way to uae4all :rofl2:
     
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