Kylo is a web browser for computers connected to TVs. The interface is larger and more readable, and there are specialized controls like an on-screen keyboard and scrollwheel-based zooming to empower the lean-back experience.
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Welcome to the Kylo Browser source code!

Kylo is a web browser based on Mozilla's Gecko SDK for use on computers connected to TVs.

Kylo's on-screen controls are intended to be viewable from about 10 feet away from a 32" or greater HDTV screen running at 720 or higher resolution. Kylo was originally designed as companion software to the Loop™ in-air motion pointer from Hillcrest Labs. Navigation is done primarily through pointer control, such as with a motion controller (ie. WarpiaTV) or a mouse. Some work has been done to allow control with a standard Up/Down/Left/Right remote control.

Some helpful documents:

  • directory_map.txt
    This file describes the basic outline of the Kylo source code directory structure.

  • Basic documentation of the Kylo build process.

    Lawyer stuff. Lists Open Source licenses and terms.

    Helpful info regarding use of the Kylo name and trademarks. If you're planning on distributing a modified version of Kylo, YOU SHOULD READ THIS.

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