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Main actions
Action Description
Left Move left off a control.
Right Move right off a control.
Up Move up off a control.
Down Move down off a control.
Select Select a button, or an item from a list of thumb view.
enter ? (ACTION_ENTER)
PageUp Scroll up on page in a list, thumb, or text view.
PageDown Scroll down on page in a list, thumb, or text view.
Highlight Highlight an item in a list or thumb view.
ParentDir Go up a folder to the parent folder.
PreviousMenu Go back to the previous menu screen.
back Go back in navigation.
Info Show the information about the currently highlighted item, or currently playing item.
Pause Pause the currently playing item.
Stop Stop the currently playing item.
SkipNext Skip to next video in playlist. If no playlist, then skip to next chapter in video.
SkipPrevious Skip to previous video in playlist. If no playlist, then skip to previous chapter in video.
FullScreen Toggles full-screen content playback (either visualisation or video playback); useful for hiding XBMC menus
togglefullscreen Changes whether the XBMC app is displayed full-screen or windowed (on windowing OSs)
AspectRatio Toggle through the various aspect ratio modes (Normal is the preferred option).
StepForward Step forward 30 seconds in a video.
StepBack Step back 30 seconds in a video.
BigStepForward Step forward 10 minutes in video.
BigStepBack Step back 10 minutes in video.
SmallStepBack Step back 7 seconds in the current video.
ChapterOrBigStepForward Go to to next chapter in video. If no chapters, then step forward 10 minutes in video. (v13 Gotham addition)
ChapterOrBigStepBack Go to previous chapter in video, If no chapters, then step back 10 minutes in video. (v13 Gotham addition)
NextScene Go to next scene that is marked in an EDL file.
PreviousScene Go to previous scene that is marked in an EDL file.
OSD Toggles the OSD while playing an item.
osdleft ? (ACTION_OSD_SHOW_LEFT)
osdright ? (ACTION_OSD_SHOW_RIGHT)
osdup ? (ACTION_OSD_SHOW_UP)
osddown ? (ACTION_OSD_SHOW_DOWN)
osdselect ? (ACTION_OSD_SHOW_SELECT)
osdvalueplus ? (ACTION_OSD_SHOW_VALUE_PLUS)
osdvalueminus ? (ACTION_OSD_SHOW_VALUE_MIN)
PlayDVD Start playing a DVD (goes to the DVD menu)
ShowVideoMenu Go to the DVD Video menu when playing a DVD.
ShowSubtitles Toggles whether subtitles are shown or not.
NextSubtitle Change to the next subtitle language, if there is more than one.
subtitleshiftup ? (ACTION_SUBTITLE_VSHIFT_UP)
subtitleshiftdown ? (ACTION_SUBTITLE_VSHIFT_DOWN)
subtitlealign ? (ACTION_SUBTITLE_ALIGN)
CodecInfo Show codec information about the currently playing item (during video or visualisation playback)
NextPicture Move to the next picture in a slideshow.
PreviousPicture Move to the previous picture in a slideshow.
ZoomOut Used in picture, slideshow or video fullscreen to zoom out of the current image/video.
ZoomIn Used in picture, slideshow or video fullscreen to zoom in to the current image/video.
IncreasePAR Used in video fullscreen to increase the pixel aspect ratio (stretch).
DecreasePAR Used in video fullscreen to decrease the pixel aspect ratio (stretch).
Queue Queue the item to the current playlist
Filter Opens the mediafilter dialog in the video and musiclibrary
Playlist Toggle to playlist view from My Music or My Videos
ZoomNormal Normal (fullscreen) viewing in My Pictures
ZoomLevel1 Zoom to 120% in My Pictures
ZoomLevel2 Zoom to 150% in My Pictures
ZoomLevel3 Zoom to 200% in My Pictures
ZoomLevel4 Zoom to 280% in My Pictures
ZoomLevel5 Zoom to 400% in My Pictures
ZoomLevel6 Zoom to 600% in My Pictures
ZoomLevel7 Zoom to 900% in My Pictures
ZoomLevel8 Zoom to 1350% in My Pictures
ZoomLevel9 Zoom to 2000% in My Pictures
NextCalibration Used in Video + GUI calibration
ResetCalibration Used in Video + GUI calibration
AnalogMove Move in the calibration screens, and while zoomed in My Pictures.
Rotate Rotate a picture in My Pictures
rotateccw ? (ACTION_ROTATE_PICTURE_CCW)
Close Used to close a dialog
subtitledelay ? (ACTION_SUBTITLE_DELAY)
SubtitleDelayMinus Decrease the delay amount of subtitles (use if subtitles are displaying too late)
SubtitleDelayPlus Increase the delay amount of subtitles (use if subtitles are displaying too early)
audiodelay ? (ACTION_AUDIO_DELAY)
AudioDelayMinus Decrease the delay amount of audio (use if audio is being heard too early)
AudioDelayPlus Increase the delay amount of audio (use if audio is being heard too late)
AudioNextLanguage Change to the next audio track in a video with multiple audio tracks.
NextResolution Used in Video calibration
Number(0-9) Used to input the number 0 through 9
FastForward Toggle the fastforward speed between normal play, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, and 32x.
Rewind Toggle the rewind speed between normal play, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, and 32x.
Play Play the selected item (or folder of items), or unpause a paused item.
Delete Used in My Files to delete a file.
Copy Used in My Files to copy a file.
Move Used in My Files to move a file.
Rename Used in My Files to rename a file.
HideSubmenu <depreciated>
Screenshot Take a screenshot of the current screen.
XBMC.ShutDown() Shutdown and power off
VolumeUp Increase the volume of playback.
VolumeDown Decrease the volume of playback.
Mute Mute the volume.
volampup ? (ACTION_VOLAMP_UP)
volampdown ? (ACTION_VOLAMP_DOWN)
audiotoggledigital ? (ACTION_TOGGLE_DIGITAL_ANALOG)
BackSpace Used in the virtual keyboards to delete one letter.
ScrollUp Variable speed scroll up for analog keys (stick or triggers)
ScrollDown Variable speed scroll down for analog keys (stick or triggers)
AnalogFastForward Variable speed fast forward for analog keys (stick or triggers)
AnalogRewind Variable speed rewind for analog keys (stick or triggers)
AnalogSeekForward Variable speed seeking for analog keys (stick or triggers)
AnalogSeekBack Variable speed seeking for analog keys (stick or triggers)
MoveItemUp Used to rearrange playlists
MoveItemDown Used to rearrange playlists
ContextMenu Pops up a contextual menu
Shift Used in Virtual Keyboard to switch to upper or lower case letters
Symbols Used in Virtual Keyboard to switch to or from symbols mode
CursorLeft Used in Virtual Keyboard to move the current cursor point to the left
CursorRight Used in Virtual Keyboard to move the current cursor point to the right
ShowTime Used to show the current play time in music + video playback
ShowPreset Shows the current visualisation preset (milkdrop/spectrum)
PresetList Pops up the visualisation preset list (milkdrop/spectrum)
NextPreset Next visualisation preset
PreviousPreset Previous visualisation preset
LockPreset Lock the current visualisation preset
RandomPreset Switch to a new random preset
IncreaseRating Unused
DecreaseRating Unused
ToggleWatched Toggles watched/unwatched status for Videos
NextLetter Move to the next letter in a list or thumb panel. Note that SHIFT-B on the keyboard will take you to the B's.
PrevLetter Move to the previous letter in a list or thumb panel. Note that SHIFT-Z on the keyboard will take you to the Z's.
JumpSMS(2-9) Jump through a list using SMS-style input (eg press 2 twice to jump to the B's.)
filter ? (ACTION_FILTER)
FilterSMS(2-9) Filter a list in music or videos using SMS-style input.
verticalshiftup ? (ACTION_VSHIFT_UP)
verticalshiftdown ? (ACTION_VSHIFT_DOWN)
scanitem ? (ACTION_SCAN_ITEM)
reloadkeymaps Reload keymap, loading any changes made to the keymap since XBMC started up.
increasevisrating ? (ACTION_VIS_RATE_PRESET_PLUS)
decreasevisrating ? (ACTION_VIS_RATE_PRESET_MINUS)
firstpage ? (ACTION_FIRST_PAGE)
lastpage ? (ACTION_LAST_PAGE)
guiprofile ? (ACTION_GUIPROFILE_BEGIN)
red ? (ACTION_TELETEXT_RED
green ? (ACTION_TELETEXT_GREEN)
yellow ? (ACTION_TELETEXT_YELLOW)
blue ? (ACTION_TELETEXT_BLUE)
toggledebug toggle debugging mode for the log file
XBMC.ActivateWindow(MyVideos) Go to My Videos.
XBMC.ActivateWindow(MyMusic) Go to My Music.
XBMC.ActivateWindow(MyPictures) Go to My Pictures.
XBMC.ActivateWindow(Home) Go to Home window. Go back from within a context in the UI.
XBMC.ActivateWindow(type,path to playlist) Opens the window for the desired playlist
XBMC.ActivateWindow(windowid) Go a window specified by ''windowid. See the list of window IDs for the list of valid values. Not all ids will work on all themes.
createbookmark Creates a bookmark of the currently playing Video (v13 Gotham addition)
createepisodebookmark Creates an episode bookmark of the currently playing multi-episode file (e.g. S01E01E02). An episode bookmark specifies the end of the one and the begin of the other episode (v13 Gotham addition)
NextChannelGroup Goes to the next channel group when using PVR/live TV. Works only within the "PVROSDChannels" window. (v13 Gotham addition)
PreviousChannelGroup Goes to the previous channel group when using PVR/live TV. Works only within the "PVROSDChannels" window. (v13 Gotham addition)
PlayPvr PVR something ? (v13 Gotham addition)
PlayPvrTV PVR something ? (v13 Gotham addition)
PlayPvrRadio PVR something ? (v13 Gotham addition)
Record PVR record current playing channel or selected item in windows like EPG (v13 Gotham addition)
StereoMode Toggle 3D/Stereoscopic mode (v13 Gotham addition)
ToggleStereoMode Toggle 3D/Stereoscopic mode (v13 Gotham addition)
SwitchPlayer Select player to use, such as internal (DVDPlayer/PAPlayer), UPnP "play using" targets, external players (defined in playercorefactory.xml). (v13 Gotham addition)
UpdateLibrary(video) Update Movie/TV-Show library (only tested with v13 Gotham addition).
Other
Action Description
noop No action. Used to specifically disable a key.


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