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Normally you control Kodi (I'm using LibreELEC) with left-clicks and right-clicks with special buttons on your TV remote through HDMI-CEC. My new Samsung TV has a minimalistic remote that has a left-click button but sadly lacks a button for right-click. How can I work around this problem?

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Keymap editor is your friend

You can easily add any action to some remote control keys (some keys like mute, volume, power etc are not available to be captured by the CEC )

  • Friends—How many of us have them!!! – Pimp Juice IT Dec 8 '18 at 22:47
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TV remotes usually have colored buttons (red, yellow, green, blue). For Samsung, there's a special button that opens a selection window on the TV where you can select a color. You can map, for instance, the red button to correspond to a right click. Do this by editing the file /storage/.kodi/userdata/keymaps/remote.xml. Insert the following code and reboot:

<keymap>
  <global>
    <remote>
    <red>contextmenu</red>
    </remote>
  </global>
</keymap>

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