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Overview

There are two different options for the 'Home' screen in MediaPortal: Home (Classic) or BasicHome.

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You may also change your default home screen within MediaPortal, see General GUI Settings.

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You can customize some aspects of the Home screen using the Home Plugin, see:
Configuration > Home Plugin
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Basic Home
Many skins offer multiple BasicHome layouts.  
They often provide a BasicHome Editor to allow you to customize the items that display on the BasicHome screen.

The Home window is very easy to use. Just scroll through the options and press Enter/OK to select your option.

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You can customize the home screen as follows:

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The Plugins screen is like a companion to the Home Window. It functions in exactly the same way, and looks just like the Home window. It allows you to have a separate window to list all your plugins, especially those you may not use as often.

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You can choose the features or plugins that display on the Plugins screen or the Home screen, see Configuration > Plugins.

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To access the Basic Home window from the Home window, press the green button on your remote, or .Image Removed

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Using BasicHome

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The most recently added movies (to the video database) are displayed when Videos is selected:

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To close or shutdown MediaPortal using the Default skin, press to access the menu and select Exit to access the Shutdown Menu (see below.) 

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