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Revision as of 14:07, 6 July 2006

XBMC supports multiple user profiles, much the same as setting up individual users on your home computer. These individual profiles allow you to customize the environment for multiple users, allowing for such functionality as:

  • Customized view settings such as skins for each user
  • The ability to lock folders, such as network shares on a per-user basis
  • Unique RSS feeds for each user
  • Unique keymapping for each user

All options stored in The UserData Folder can be customized per profile, allowing for an amazing amount of flexibility.

Note: There are many references to the Master Code below. See Master Lock for more information.

1 Profile Settings

Selecting Profiles from the main settings window will bring you to the screen pictured to the left. In this screen you have the following options:

Login Screen
Enables/Disables the login screen
Add Profile
Add a new profile
Default User / any available profile name
Select the given profile. In order to edit a profile, highlight it, open the context menu by pressing the white button and choose Edit Profile.



Note that at the bottom of the screen, the currently selected profile is displayed.

Profile1.jpg

2 Adding a Profile

In order to add a profile, simply choose Add Profile... . Note, selecting a profile name from the main Profile Screen will bring up this same menu.

Profile2.jpg

First, you will be prompted to enter a name for your profile. Enter the name for your profile. Then, it will prompt you for your profile directory. This is where your personalized settings will be stored. Choose New Folder and add a folder with the same name as your profile. Then select the new directory and choose OK.

You should then see a screen much like the one to the left. The following options are available:

Profile Name
Change the name of your profile
Profile Picture
Allows you to associate a picture with your profile
Profile Directory
Allows you to choose the folder in which your individual settings are stored
Lock Preferences
Allows you to lock many of your preferences. This is detailed below.
Media Info
Allows you to have separate information saved for your media, i.e. IMdB, AllMusic, etc. The options are
      • Separate - Profiles have separate info with full control
      • Shares with Default - Shares info with the default user with full control
      • Shares with Default (Read Only) - Shares with the default user, and is locked by the master code
      • Separate (Locked) - Profile has separate info, but you can only change it by enabling master mode.
Media Sources
Allows you to have separate media sources for the profiles. The options are
      • Separate - Profiles have separate sources with full control
      • Shares with Default - Shares sources with the default user with full control
      • Shares with Default (Read Only) - Shares with the default user, and is locked by the master code
      • Separate (Locked) - Profiles have separate shares, but you can only change it by enabling master mode.

3 The Profile Lock Preferences

Profile Lock
Allows you to set a password for the profile. The options are:
      • Numeric Password - Enter a Numeric Password using the On Screen Keyboard
      • Gamepag Button Combo - Enter a series of buttons using the Gamepad
      • Full-Text Password - Enter a plain-text password using the On Screen Keyboard
Lock Music Section
Lock Video Section
Lock Pictures Section
Lock Programs and Scripts Section
Lock File Manager
Lock Settings
Restricts access for the selected profile to the selected sections when selected

Profile3.jpg

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