How to Power ON/OFF your HTPC using a Remote? - Printable Version
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- voip-ninja - 2012-01-29 19:54
eskro Wrote:i run XBMC in True Full Screen
Then you probably aren't running XBMC on Windows 7.
There are tons of threads for Windows 7 about shortcuts not launching correctly with keyboard codes.
I certainly can't get it to work and I have spent literally hours screwing with it.
- voip-ninja - 2012-01-29 19:55
TeKo Wrote:For me EventGhost is still the best option.
I looked into EventGhost at one point and even loaded it on a laptop to screw around with it. Seemed like way too much effort to set it up, the software is overly complex IMO.
- eskro - 2012-01-29 20:24
voip-ninja Wrote:Then you probably aren't running XBMC on Windows 7.
im definitely on win7 x64
- eskro - 2012-01-29 21:15
voip-ninja Wrote:I looked into EventGhost at one point and even loaded it on a laptop to screw around with it. Seemed like way too much effort to set it up, the software is overly complex IMO.
i agree, my EventGHOST alternative is KeyEXTENDER!! noob proof!! FTW!!
- r1lee - 2012-01-30 01:21
sorry, when i set mine my harmony, it would be S then Enter. Instead of End and Enter and it works wherever you are able to hit S to come up.
- voip-ninja - 2012-01-30 01:44
eskro Wrote:i agree, my EventGHOST alternative is
Eskro, you are the man. This appears to be the missing piece of the puzzle and does EXACTLY what I need. It runs in the system tray at startup (one important tip is you need to "run as administrator" when setting the "run at windows start" option) and I don't even see it's there.
It seems to shutdown perfectly, all the time.
The only downside is that this software, which has minimal utility sells for $20 which is rather ridiculous. If they priced it at $10 or even $5 they would sell more copies, especially to the HTPC crowd.
- eskro - 2012-01-30 03:28
well, when i found this KeyEXTENDER application, i was delighted!!
yeah its a payware but, man, it rocks!
you can re-map your keyboard completely the way u want,
u can re-map a key to act as a key-combination,
u can set a key to launch any desired application,
u can set macro too!
overall, never liked EventGHOST, but i love keyEXTENDER!!
- eskro - 2012-01-30 03:35
voip-ninja Wrote:eskro, you are the man. This appears to be the missing piece of the puzzle and does exactly what i need.
Glad i could help, ftw!!!!!!!
- TeKo - 2012-01-30 06:01
EG can do all this and so much more.
If you just want to bind shutdown:
Start EG click NEW.
Right click on the Tree add Plugin for your remote.
Richt click on Tree add Macro add Shutdown action.
Press off button on remote, you should see the input on the left and just drag and drop it to the Macro.
press Save and done.
Then you can just add the XBMC2 plugin and drag and drop all the buttons to the XBMC macros.
- voip-ninja - 2012-01-30 06:36
Ya. Kind of like what I remember from playing with Eventghost. Want to accomplish one thing, have to configure five things minimum. Thanks for the assistance though, perhaps someone else will find it useful.