Problem solved. When I created my script files and bat files they got created as UTF-8 format instead of ANSI format to control characters were being added to the front of the command lines. Once I resaved everything as ANSI format and recompiled the autohotkey scripts again, everything worked perfectly. I even have an iPhone app Hippo Remote that includes function keys so I am using it just like a Harmony Remote.
Thanks so much to the author of this thread for teaching me how to do this.
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Joined: Mar 2013
2013-03-24 12:49 Post: #21