How to Customize Estuary the Default Kodi Skin

Estuary is the default skin for Kodi since version 17 (Krypton). Kodi has many amazing skins that can replace Estuary (learn here how to change your skin), but it still remains extremely popular and many users of Kodi keep using it even though they have good alternatives.

We can customize Estuary so it will look more attractive and less boring.

The Estuary skin
The Estuary skin

Here is how to customize Estuary:

  • Launch Kodi
  • Click the Settings icon  Settings icon
  • Click Interface settings to go to the interface settings menu
  • Click Skin settings to go to the skin settings menu

Those two menus contain all you need to customize your skin.

Here are some of the the parameters you can change:

Change localization

The default language of the skin is English but you can change it to your language and change additional parameters related to localization. To do so go to the interface setting menu and click Regional and change the language, characters set and keyboard. You can also change the unit formats used by the skin including date and time formats, temperature unit and speed unit.

Support for non Latin languages

Non Latin languages like Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, and Thai require you to change the font used by the skin. To do so go to the interface settings menu, click Font and choose Ariel Based. You need to change the font before changing the language otherwise you will see empty boxes instead of letters.

Change main menu items

In the main menu you have several items like movies, TV shows,  music,  TV, radio and more. You can choose whether or not to show each item, for example if you don’t use the weather item you can remove it. To do so go to the skin setting menu, click Main menu items and disable the items you don’t want to appear in the main menu or enable the ones you want to appear.

Change background pattern

You can change the default background pattern of the skin to the one you prefer. To do so go to the skin settings menu and click Choose background pattern to change between number of background patterns.

Change the color of the skin

You can change the color of the skin from the default color to the color that you like. To do so go to the interface settings menu, click Colors and choose the color you want.

Try playing with those parameters and others parameters found under the two menus mentioned before, and find the right combination for you. If you want to revert your changes click Reset above settings to default or change specific parameters back to Skin default.

 

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