I stumbled upon a thread which listed this code to Quickly display green progress bar:
Select-play-select-pause-select "during playback of shocase film from Showcases"
I like this code. now after I press 30 sec skip progress bar disappears right away and while FF, I no longer see bar. The 30 sec skip code I use also. Are there other hidden codes that I might like? I went to tivo tips and tricks at tivo.com and did't see any listed. I saw the clock one listed in sofftware release notes. Not for me. I don't want a permanent clock displayed over my shows.