@loubron Google hide boot text then you can use run command to hide the emulator options. There is a kids mode but it's in beta effectively in experimental packages. I would study the wiki a lot of the info is there. You will not get perfect experiance but you can get bloody dame close
@jdrassa I did an entire update to all even a kernel update to see if that would help out, but I'll have to check the build number to be positive. Also, I have the Kids Emulation Station build enabled as a safety measure. I don't know if that may have something to do with it.
@DJKatastrof, thank you for the details. Sounds like I should check into the background tiling. I'll play with that over the weekend.
Regarding image size - yup I was referring to boxart/screenshot images scraped for each game. Sometimes I have seen larger ones cause stuttering when moving between games in the list.
If you up for sending me the theme yes that would be awesome and helpful to compare. And vise versa if you want any help sorting through z-index items or other theme aspects don't hesitate to ask either.