Override settings

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To start mythfrontend and override a setting in the database is very useful sometimes.

To achieve this, simply use the command

mythfrontend -O $somesetting=value

For example, to start mythfrontend with the qt painter rather than OpenGL, use mythfrontend -O ThemePainter=qt

To start mythfrontend with the blue theme, use mythfrontend -O Theme=blue

Tip: The value of $somesetting can be anything from the settings table (within reason)

Also available (as described by mythfrontend --help) is a geometry setting to allow you to resize the mythtv GUI:

e.g. mythfrontend --geometry 1280x720

To start mythfrontend with the opengl painter, at 1920x1080 with the Minimalist-wide theme, use mythfrontend --geometry 1920x1080 -O Themepainter=opengl -O Theme=Minimalist-wide