Can I change the name of the Guide categories?

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Can I change the name of the Guide categories?

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Post by CZ Eddie » Wed Aug 31, 2022 11:50 pm

Anyone know how to change the names on the left side of this screenshot?

Or at least how to re-order them?

I have no kids.
And HDTV is a bit redundant these days.
Would rather have an "Old TV shows Channels" category instead of a "Movies".

etc.
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Post by CZ Eddie » Wed Aug 31, 2022 11:55 pm

It would also be neat if I could completely remove channels from some of the categories so I don't have to scroll through dozens of empty channels.

Is anyone else not able to create NEW favorites? It won't let me type anything into the box.
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Post by Space » Thu Sep 01, 2022 4:57 pm

I don't know of a way to remove the dynamic categories, but you should be able to add your own "favorite lineup" using the second screen you show, I have no idea why you can't type in the field, it works fine for me.

Note that these existing built-in categories are dynamic based on the content of the channel, so if the channel has a movie on during that period (for the movie category) it will display that channel. The "favorite lineups" that you can create yourself are just simply a static list of channels.

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Post by CZ Eddie » Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:11 pm

Thanks
Space wrote:
Thu Sep 01, 2022 4:57 pm
I have no idea why you can't type in the field, it works fine for me.
When was the last time you tried? Has it been since the guide was disbanded by Microsoft?

Do you use EPG123 by any chance?

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Post by StinkyImp » Fri Sep 02, 2022 4:45 pm

CZ Eddie wrote:
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:11 pm
When was the last time you tried? Has it been since the guide was disbanded by Microsoft?

Do you use EPG123 by any chance?
I tried it about a minute ago and was able to type a name and save it.

I use EPG123 but I'm pretty sure that has nothing to do with creating favorites.

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Post by CZ Eddie » Fri Sep 02, 2022 8:26 pm

Thank you

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Post by Space » Sat Sep 03, 2022 2:37 am

CZ Eddie wrote:
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:11 pm
Thanks
Space wrote:
Thu Sep 01, 2022 4:57 pm
I have no idea why you can't type in the field, it works fine for me.
When was the last time you tried? Has it been since the guide was disbanded by Microsoft?

Do you use EPG123 by any chance?
I do use EPG123 and have added favorites since I started using it. I use a remote, however, so have never created one using the mouse & keyboard.

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Post by CZ Eddie » Sat Sep 03, 2022 9:22 pm

Thanks!

I'm also noticing that WMC keeps telling me the guide will be outdated in three days and asks if I want to update.
Of course, saying "yes" doesn't work.

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Post by garyan2 » Sun Sep 04, 2022 2:34 am

CZ Eddie wrote:
Sat Sep 03, 2022 9:22 pm
Thanks!

I'm also noticing that WMC keeps telling me the guide will be outdated in three days and asks if I want to update.
Of course, saying "yes" doesn't work.
I think you should look to find out why your guide is not updating.

The filter categories are fixed. You could maybe change the name by editing the dll for your language, but it won't change the filter. They will always be filtered by programs with the isMovies, isHdtv, isSports, isKids, isNews, and isSpecial flags.
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Post by CZ Eddie » Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:20 am

Thank you. It was popping up that message because apparently it knows when your app is feeding it with guide data.
And I had missed a step to create a task for the guide data to update.
I've got that resolved now!

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Post by garyan2 » Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:38 am

WMC only knows if channels are assigned to a guide lineup, and all of them have less than 3 days of listings, then you are about to run out (or have already run out) of guide data. It will then give that popup.

On the other hand, the EPG123 notification tray program will turn red as soon as it has been greater than 24 hours since the generation of the last mxf file imported into WMC.
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Post by CZ Eddie » Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:23 pm

I wasn't able to figure out how to remove all the Favorites options in Guide.
But, I did figure out how to remove ONE of them.

The option that shows your commonly used channels.

Go to registry here:
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Settings\ProgramGuide

Change these two settings:

fDisableAutoFavorites change from (0) to (1)

StickyFavorites change from (1) to (0)

Restart WMC and that listing should be gone now.

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Post by CZ Eddie » Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:27 pm

Just in case it means anything to some future software programmer... when my guide was out of date, all of the "favorites" went away.
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Once I finished updating the guide, all the "favorites" came back.
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Post by garyan2 » Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:33 am

Both of those registry settings can be set within WMC.

fDisableAutoFavorites => WMC/settings/General/Privacy/Privacy Settings/"Turn off the Most Viewed filter in the Guide"

StickyFavorites => WMC/settings/TV/Guide/Guide Page Options/"Remember the last selected favorite lineup"

As has been described above, the Category filtering is based on the guide content. No content, there won't be any categories to filter on. If there are no programs flagged as a movie, then there won't be a Movies category to filter on. If there are no programs flagged as HD, then no HDTV category. Same for all the other flags mentioned. The categories for program flags are fixed and constant... the only thing a user can do in that area is to create/add favorite channel lineups.
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