Command Controls

There are a lot of commands you can execute using your control device, which you may not know about.
To use Kodi, you need to know how to control Kodi.

The Hidden Context Menu

You can access the hidden Context Menu a few different ways, depending on your device and controller.
  • With a Keyboard you can press the letter C or hold down the Enter key
  • With a Mouse you can click the Right Mouse Button, or hold down the Left Mouse Button for a few seconds (also described as a "Long Click" in technical speak) then release.
  • With a Remote Control you can hold down the Select (or OK) Button for a few seconds, then release. Some Remotes may have an actual "Pop-up Menu" button that will activate the Context Menu when pressed.
  • The Side Blade

    The Side Blade can be seen on most Kodi screens recessed into the left side of the screen. Only a small tab is visible. If you select that tab a list of menu options will pop out.
  • You can select it with a Keyboard by pressing the letter M or by pressing the Left Arrow directional key until the highlighted area becomes the sideblade.
  • With a Mouse, you can click on the small Side Blade Tab or hover the mouse pointer to the far left of the screen.
  • With a Remote Control, you can use the left directional keypad just like the Left Arrow of a keyboard.
  • Other Keyboard Key Buttons

  • The Backspace key will take you back to the previous screen in Kodi.
  • In windows, the " \ " (backslash) key will change your screen from Full Screen to Windowed and back again. This is good for watching Kodi in full screen or in Windowed you get access to your Task Bar.
  • To EXIT Kodi you can click on the Power Icon at the bottom of the Main Menu screen, or press the S key.
    Please note using the S key activates a different Shut Down menu and operation than the Power Icon built into the Midas Build. However, both achieve the same end result.
  • To mark a TV Episode, Season, or Series as "Watched" (or Unwatched), press the W button.
  • During playback of a Video, press the Spacebar to Pause the Video. Click again to Un-pause.
  • The " . " (period) key skips forward in a video, the " , " (comma) key skips backward.
  • For Kodi's Volume control, use " - " (minus) and " + " (plus) keys.
  • Midas Build Manual
    Setting Up Midas
    * more to come
    Using Midas
    2-1 Controls
    * more to come
    Using Your Library
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