Launcher button layout issue

Hi, when I use SNES layout, the legends aren’t changed and I have issues navigating around the menu. How can I fix it?

What happens is that when I use SNES layout, the menu still uses XBOX layout and legends.

Unfortunately it is a known issue. You can read more about it here:

I also use the SNES button layout. To fix it you need to edit the image file in ~/skins/[THEME NAME]/ (I think that’s the correct file path) and use Photoshop or something to reverse A/B and X/Y. If I remember and get a chance I’ll upload mine tonight

@Shwifty hi, can you upload the image files? Thanks in advance!

I’ll try get on it tonight. I’ve only got a white version right now because I use a dark theme, but I’ll make a black one (and maybe some others). I’ll make it as a new post seeing as a lot of people ask the same question

Hi, Veronica here. I’m a member of the dev. team.
I’ve reported it to the R&D guys.
Now I’m literally straring at them while they are tring to find a way to fix this in a way that is easy for all the GameShellers.

Hi, I just updated my launcher to the latest version and it still isn’t fixed. Both default theme and OP1 theme still have this issue.

I’ve checked it with R&D recently. Looks like they still need some time. We’ll post a topic when it’s solved.

It’s been a week, is it done yet?

I posted the button layout templates HERE for those using the SNES button layout if that helps

It looks like they pulled in my commit that reverts back to the original footbar button mappings

Not sure if they are deciding to just revert or are in the process of updating for some more permanent solution to please everyone, but it’s movement nonetheless.

Seems like it! Makes much more sense, especially with custom skins and all. Looks like I’ll be flashing m Arduino keyboard back to stock now!
What with the teaser of a new piece of hardware in the works, I do wonder whether or not the key foot bar change may have been somewhat related, and a clue to what kind of an upgrade was on its way.

So what do I need to do to get this update? Will it come through settings>update or do I need to do it through terminal?

It’s just an update to the launcher, so settings/update should do the trick. The version number of the launcher will stay the same (bug?), but there will be changes, including a core manager option.

Damnit! It’s happened again! Every time I do an update via the settings app, it just hangs on the loading screen. I want to have to start again by formatting my card again and re-configuring everything all over. What can I do?

Edit: never even heard of “bleagent”. What happened to my GS?

Usually due to having moved things around in your menu. See this thread, it may help. Help! Stuck into loading screen after upgrade


Im sorry, but what app are you using for ssh?

Terminus for iOS

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Re: bleagent, just having a guess, I’m guessing it’s a Bluetooth LE agent.

Check for anything with the same numbers prefixing the file/folder name in any of the menu, launcher, or skin folders, and also make sure that they all correspond with each other.

This is why I pretty much gave up on customising the order of launcher items. After a while you’ll work out which numbers aren’t used. Any additional things you upload to it can use those.

Likewise with skins and the like. Unless you use the newly (well okay, old now) implemented skin manager, everything will get overwritten with doubles and clashes everywhere.

I know this is common sense, but making an image of your card before doing anything you’re not 100% sure of the outcome can save a lot of trouble like this in future. I guess you can think of the update via settings feature to be something someone who doesn’t tinker with the launcher would want to use. And if you do tinker, I guess it’s expected that you know how to fix things yourself when things go wrong.

AHEM. Back on topic. Seems like indeed they did release yet another launcher update. I haven’t checked the logs, but can confirm that they have now fixed up the button name assignments! Yay!
If you’ve used any of the footbar substitutes in the proper skins folder, you’ll need to change them back. If you’ve put them in the core launcher/skin folder, you’re all set. And if like me, you reprogrammed you’re arduino, I guess live with your life choices. :upside_down_face:

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