Originally Posted by TODDAVS
The original favorites (shortcuts) I had set up for Zappitti pulled the actual icon graphics and text with them. Since I reformatted system storage and set them up again, I just get a gray icon with a star in the middle and they are labeled "3" and "5" (they are the 3rd and 5th icons in Zappiti, and think this is what they are officially called even though they are titled TV Shows and Genre).
I have tried everything I can figure and can't seem to get it to pull the title and icon graphic like it used too. I have done a soft reset on the dune, which didn't help either.
Anyone have this issue setting up Zappitti shortcuts?
i'm surprised you ever had it behaving how it was before, as i've always experienced the same behavior as what you're seeing now. my index is on my server, like yours is now, so perhaps the previous behavior was
related to the fact that your index used to be on an internal drive rather than the server. but i agree it doesn't make sense for that to make a difference.
i only use zappiti for tv shows, so just like you, i like to keep a shortcut on the home screen that goes straight into the tv shows folder of zappiti. any shortcut i've ever created (be it zappiti, my movies, or otherwise) has always taken the name of the actual folder the shortcut is pointing to. as for the graphic, mine have always used whatever icon graphic is specified in the dune_folder.txt file for the folder i'm "shortcutting". so when i first created my zappiti tv shows shortcut, it was called "03", just like yours, and it used the giant orange icon from within the zappiti interface.
to get around this, i created a folder called "TV Shows" on the same level as the "03" folder (same level is important so that the relative paths to all of the image files still work), and made a home screen shortcut to that
folder, rather than zappiti's. then every time i do a zappiti export, i copy the contents of the "03" folder into the "TV Shows" folder that i created. i also modified the dune_folder.txt of the "TV Shows" folder to use an icon graphic that was more consistent with my overall look, rather than the giant orange zappiti icon. i admit the workaround is a little janky, but it's only a few extra clicks and about 20 extra seconds of time per export. is there a better, more efficient workaround? maybe. this was the first one i tried... it worked so i stuck with it.
for those visually oriented people like myself, here's my basic directory structure (iirc - not at home right now):
|-<<gibberish folder for each series>>
|-TV Shows (shortcut points here)
|-<<copy of each gibberish folder for each series>>
|-<<zappiti images folder (can't remember it's name)>>
EDIT: fwiw, i originally did my testing on this and created my shortcuts like 10 firmwares ago. i've never had to recreate them so i have no idea if newer firmwares handle shortcut creation differently.