SmartFocus and Multi-Monitor are two of the new features in the new release
visit the new Features page for full details
If my setup is not working for you then please look at the questions below and make sure you answer them fully when posting your problem on the forum, It will greatly help me figure out the problem and it will enable me to help you faster!
1- What Operating system are you using? The version of the OS i.e. Beta, Final Release, Ultimate etc..? 32bit or 64bit?
2- What Remote are using? Is it Microsoft Comaptible or is it Microsoft Certified?
3- Was the Remote Certified for use with Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7?
4- What IR receiver are you using? HTPC built-in or a USB one? Did the IR receiver come with your remote or did you buy it separately?
5- IF you are using a USB IR receiver have you got a built-in IR receiver in your HTPC by any chance? Have you disabled the Built-in IR receiver before using the USB one?
6- Is your IR Receiver listed as "Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver" under the "Human Interface Devices" in the "Device Manager"?
7- Have you tried any kind of software before trying my customised setup? Have you used any apps like EventGhost before using my setup? This is*IMPORTANT, if you used Eventghost in the past you might still have the "Hid service disabled" then you need to Enable the HID service again by*UNTICKING*"Disable hid Service"*in EventGhost.
8- Please let me know which version of the .reg file you used or if you used the Auto installer method?
9- If its Keyboard.xml issue, then please include what version did you use and where did you put it? Also if you changed anything in the Keyboard.xml in the system installation folder of XBMC?
10- Finally What XBMC version are you using?
ALL NEW UPDATES OR NEW INFO WILL GO HERE http://xbmccustomregis.sourceforge.net/ THREAD WILL STILL BE USED FOR SUPPORT AND UPDATE TRIGGERS/BUMPS Internet Explorer 8 is not compatible with my site I would recommend any other browser that use webkit instead.
Three Simple steps to get your remote up and running No other method is simpler than mine, I promise you the Customised setup takes care of every thing one time. Unlike other tutorials/setups only run basic configuration you have to figure out what you want yourself.
I would recommend you visit my Remote Setup page for full detailed step by step instructions for n00bs and config info for Camelot users. Includes info about Green Start Button Mapping kids/family frendily method, no more "Ctrl-Shift-W", "Ctrl-Shift-X" problems.
If you are after remapping buttons for n00bs click here for step by step tutorial or For a more know how technical approach Download PDF Tutorial from here or the easiest way ever to do it is to use Option A no tutorial reading required :-) Otherwise read this Wiki that has everything we ever know about MCE remotes Registry configuration data.
Assuming you have an RC6 MCE Compatible Remote, then:-
**NEW**Method 1:Auto Installer v2.60.12 from here**NEW Updated 20 AUG 2012** Frodo Compatible
If you already installed v1.2.14 or above just reinstall v2.60.12, and now it can be fully uninstalled from the Control panel.
Method 2:Manual Install :-
Step 1:Download Registry Config v1.41 from here for Windows 7 or here[/color][/b] for Windows 8 then Apply File.
Config v1.25 still on file site if you want it.
Step 2:Download Keyboard.xml v2.00 from here Move to Keymaps Folder. **NEW Updated 20 AUG 2012** Frodo Compatible, Also includes Jumpsms fix
By now current users might have their own keyboard.xml settings so to add "GSB Home jump" to your Keyboard.xml then just add this string
More info about Keyboard.xml additional remote features on site, or look down here .
-------Keyboard.xml v2.00 Extra Remote Features:-------
1- Yellow button to (Skip Next Language Track).
2- alphanumeric buttons (JumpSMS feature) to help select movies fast using alphanumeric buttons on MCE remotes. Jump to specific Movie title i.e. Press 2 ones will highlight A, Twice -> B, three times -C, hence SMS style etc...
3- Radio button Launch Playlist Menu.
4- Record Button Will add Queue Music/Videos to playlist, Will also Delete items if in Playlist window.
5- Channel Up/Down buttons While in Playlist window, they can be used to rearrange Queued items. Will work normally outside Playlist window.
6- Channel Up/Down buttons While in Full Video Screen, they can be used to Zoom video in or out to fine tune your viewing pleasure. Will work normally outside Full Video Screen.
Note: Do not forget "Enter" button which can change Aspect ratio, if that's what you are after. :-)
7- * Star button Will Update the video Library Database.
8- Green Start Button GSB Home Jump feature added. MUST download Autohotkey script as well for it to work.
9- added music playlist shuffle map one of your remote buttons to "g"
in playlist mode will be able to enable shuffle.
in Music/Library mode you will be able turn shuffle OFF.
10- Videos button will take you directly to TV Shows Window.
11- # Hash button Activates Multi-Monitor Extend/Normal commands.
12- Teletext button Activates/Deactivates SmartFocus.
-------Keyboard.xml v2.00 Extra Remote Features:-------
Step 3:Restart your PC
**for problems with remotes buttons not functioning, i.e. [like Volumeup, Volumedown, mute, i/info or guide buttons] then you might have a clone MCE remote that does not use the eHome driver visit page 25 for a solution.**
REJOICE! Green Start Button in action v2.38: I totally support this method now, It can launch XBMC or restore focus if XBMC loses it for some reason = Kids/Family friendly. Thanks to igjunk for his first release v1.00 using Autohotkey. And now if you press the green start button when XBMC is active v2.38 now supports multi Windows platforms in one scripts, it still can take you to home screen when XBMC is active also has added support to multimonitor setup so you can extend to your HDTV from your remote and start XBMC from your remote! No need to use the PC monitor any More =D. Multimonitor function can be used by pressing the Hash # key or remapping one of your remote buttons to "Ctrl+F11".
Visit the Green Start button section for Detailed instructions or to download go to GSB_Script_AllinOne v2.38 or see section 1.2 Green Start button.
You are good to go