How to Fix “Kodi System Menu Missing” Issue


Kodi is an open-source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation. Kodi enables its users to watch TV shows, movies, sports, Live TV and much more for free! With support to multiple platforms, Kodi is a huge entertainment hub in the modern era! Kodi has very friendly user-interface and looks awesome due to beautiful Kodi skins. ‘Kodi Add-on’ is another piece of application that can be added to Kodi software which enhances the functionality of Kodi. Multiple Kodi Add-ons will be stored in ‘ Kodi Repository’.

Kodi System Menu Missing

Fix “Kodi System Menu Missing” Issue

However, users may experience a few minor issues while using Kodi application. ‘Kodi System menu missing ‘ is one among the issues which users may come across. On Kodi home screen users may not find  ‘System’ option under Settings. Let’s see a few possible ways to restore the system menu.

  1. If you are using Kodi on your PC, then long-press the back key. Now go to shut down menu and click on ‘settings’  and press ‘’S’’ key on the keyboard. Now, using keymap, temporarily add a button in-order to simulate ‘’S’’ key. Note: Keymaps are XML base files which define the mapping of keys to Kodi actions.
  2. Go to Kodi skins addon_data folder and delete ‘settings.xml’ file and now you have to start from the scratch.
  3. Go to Settings à Appearance à Skins and make sure skin you were using is existing.  If not, switch to new skin.
  4. If your issue is not solved, then try by switching to ‘Confluence’ skin. To do this, Go to Settings à Appearance à Skins à Confluence à Now Kodi will work properly and if your System menu is restored, you can change to your favourite skin.

If the System menu is not restored after trying all possible ways, then uninstall Kodi and re-install.

These are the possible ways to resolve the issue. People using Kodi on any platform can follow  2nd, 3rd and 4th  methods in order to restore the System menu, whereas the first method is meant only for PC users.



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