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Old 02-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Kobo Tweaks

Since I recently updated my Touch to 2.4.0 and missed my beloved adblocker, I fixed up Kobo Tweaks and got it running again. Many thanks to ikarus9999 for the updates for firmware 2.x, they were really helpful.

It's still a bit rough, but I think it's already useful and I'd rather release this now than letting it rot away on my harddrive again.

So, what's new?
  • Improved plugin loading. It should work with SD cards and in the future also load automatically. It actually already worked automatically and is already loaded on boot, but Kobo improved the home screen so you need to open something and go back to the homescreen before anything there is changed.
  • Nice GUI to setup everything. I actually had this sitting around for more than half a year, but now it's actually in there . Due to the new homescreen behavior you might have to reboot for now to see some changes. Also, the menu customization is yet to come.
  • Major code cleanup. This is probably not very visible to you but means that it's fun again to work on it .

I took the great idea of custom commands from the other plugin, but implemented it using QtScript, since that's already included with Qt. This means that the syntax slightly changed:
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[CustomCommands]
Reboot=tweaks.executeSystemCmd(\"busybox reboot\")
Note that you have to escape the " like this: \”. Oh, and the filename changed to kobotweaks.ini to avoid a name clash.

There's more to come as I find some more time to work on it. I'm especially thinking about some way to better integrate the weather display, chess, etc. applications with nickel. Maybe it's possible to start an external application and display just a white (or black) screen so it can use the display (but keep nickel running) until some signal is received that the application terminated.

Also, the Qt based applications should be able to integrate directly with nickel just as the settings do. Oh yeah, and about the settings, I have no idea how well they fit on the larger screens. I designed them before the Glo even existed.

Download: http://andreas.heider.io/kobo/tweaks-13-02-18.zip
The source is at https://github.com/ah-/koboplugins
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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Thank you! It's great to be able to get rid of the ads and start sergeyvl12's games and apps again :-)
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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You guys are talking about ads? I don't have anything (yet) on my Kobo Glo, when did that started?
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:23 AM   #4
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:31 AM   #5
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Hi guys
First of all thanks to ah- for his work, then a question: any clue on how to install it for dummies?
I'm relatively new in kobo word, but it seems to me that this plug-in's installation is different from the IKARUS9999's one.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:48 AM   #6
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I discover that tweaks, very interesting. Is there a doc on orders to put in the kobotweaks.ini. I test it on a Kobo glo, Tweaks settings in the "home menu", "Change the contents of the tools menu" does not work, nothing happens.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:40 AM   #7
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Hi guys
First of all thanks to ah- for his work, then a question: any clue on how to install it for dummies?
I'm relatively new in kobo word, but it seems to me that this plug-in's installation is different from the IKARUS9999's one.
can I add my plea, too: I'd just be tempted to put the .tgz in the .kobo directory, but I am afraid I'd mess things up!
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:47 AM   #8
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can I add my plea, too: I'd just be tempted to put the .tgz in the .kobo directory, but I am afraid I'd mess things up!
That's what I did and it worked fine. My plea is for a downloadable
kobotweaks.ini
because I tried many different syntaxes and stuff but I can't get even the simple reboot or frontlight to work. I know it must be something stupid, but after several tries I got tired of trying ;-)
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Is there any way to get the chapter progress bar back ?

Or is it missing because Kobo does not update chapter location while reading since 2.3.1 ?
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:45 AM   #10
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Hi guys
First of all thanks to ah- for his work, then a question: any clue on how to install it for dummies?
I'm relatively new in kobo word, but it seems to me that this plug-in's installation is different from the IKARUS9999's one.
Just place the KoboRoot.tgz file in your Kobo's .kobo folder. It will install automatically.

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My plea is for a downloadable
kobotweaks.ini
because I tried many different syntaxes and stuff but I can't get even the simple reboot or frontlight to work. I know it must be something stupid, but after several tries I got tired of trying ;-)
From the first post, here's the syntax for kobotweaks.ini:
Code:
[CustomCommands]
Reboot=tweaks.executeSystemCmd(\"busybox reboot\")
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:26 AM   #11
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Just place the KoboRoot.tgz file in your Kobo's .kobo folder. It will install automatically.
sorry my unarchiving software automatically decompressed also the tgz showing me directly the usr folder, that's why my previous post.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:15 PM   #12
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Is there any way to get the chapter progress bar back ?

Or is it missing because Kobo does not update chapter location while reading since 2.3.1 ?
Not at the moment but it might come back some time. I haven't looked at it yet to be honest.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:40 PM   #13
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From the first post, here's the syntax for kobotweaks.ini:
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[CustomCommands]
Reboot=tweaks.executeSystemCmd(\"busybox reboot\")
First thing I tried and it didn't work... now it does after a simple copy and paste... clearly I did some stupid mistake the first time. And now even the frontlight command I made works... yuppy :-)
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:15 PM   #14
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Just got my Kobo Glo and updated it to 2.4.0.
Next found out about this thread and installed Kobo Tweaks,
everything worked out just fine.
Only one question remains:
How can I start using sergeyvl12's games and apps?

I looked at the [CustomCommands] settings in kobotweaks.ini
but i'm not sure what to put there in order to start KoboLauncher.sh

Anyone knows how to?
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:29 PM   #15
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Just got my Kobo Glo and updated it to 2.4.0.

How can I start using sergeyvl12's games and apps?

I looked at the [CustomCommands] settings in kobotweaks.ini
but i'm not sure what to put there in order to start KoboLauncher.sh

Anyone knows how to?
Launcher=tweaks.executeSystemCmd(\"/mnt/onboard/.kobo/KoboLauncher/KoboLauncher.sh\")
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