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Send keyboard key command to minimized/non active screen

Post by THX-UltraII » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:20 pm

I have a program running on my PC that has keyboard shortcuts support. The problem is that this program (a control panel) only 'receives' these keyboard shortcuts when this control panel is active/on the foreground/maximized. Is Evenghost able to send a keyboard shortcut to this control panel when it is not active/minimized and it does recieve these keyboard shortcuts.

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Re: Send keyboard key command to minimized/non active screen

Post by zian » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:10 pm

Yes it can.
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Re: Send keyboard key command to minimized/non active screen

Post by THX-UltraII » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:02 am

Thanks for your reply again zian. Can you explain how?

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Post by zian » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:06 pm

THX-UltraII wrote:Can you explain how?
Yup, but won't.

Hint... Find Window
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Re: Send keyboard key command to minimized/non active screen

Post by THX-UltraII » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:01 pm

zian wrote:
THX-UltraII wrote:Can you explain how?
Yup, but won't.

Hint... Find Window
ah, you are trying to let me search myself :D :D
Your nethod pays off!
But unfortunately I cannot seem to get it working.

Here s what I did:
The CTRL+A keyboard shortcut takes care of the Master MFX slider to decrease. I added a button on my remote and it works fine when the D-Box control panel is the active window (it is screenshot 1 where it works fine). But when I click eg. on my desktop (so the mci control panel is not the active window anymore) it does not work anymore.
So...... I found the ACTION 'find a window' that I can add to the macro. So I dragged the finder to the mci control panel window (screenshot 2) which resulted in screenshot 3. I clicked on APPLY and OK and my macro result is screenshot 4.

Unfortunately it does not work...... Is there anything I could be doing wrong here zian?
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What I also found out today it that my D-Box program has IP support. Is there a way I can do something with this with Evenghost?
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Re: Send keyboard key command to minimized/non active screen

Post by THX-UltraII » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:03 pm

and screenshot 4........
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Re: Send keyboard key command to minimized/non active screen

Post by THX-UltraII » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:19 pm

And here is the TCP IP guide that D-Box send me (which I completely DO NOT understand a thing from :oops: :oops: ):

http://www.megafileupload.com/en/file/4 ... P-pdf.html

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Re: Send keyboard key command to minimized/non active screen

Post by Neytrino-OnLine » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:34 am

THX-UltraII, You should place "Bring to Front", after the "Find Window:" (to make a window an active)...
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Re: Send keyboard key command to minimized/non active screen

Post by THX-UltraII » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:29 pm

Neytrino-OnLine wrote:THX-UltraII, You should place "Bring to Front", after the "Find Window:" (to make a window an active)...
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thxz. Will try this tonight but I don t think this is going to work for me because I want to be able to send key commands to my D-Box Control Panel while I m watching a movie on the same PC. This means that my MPC-HC will lose focus right?

Can you say if TCP IP is supported by Eventghost?

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Re: Send keyboard key command to minimized/non active screen

Post by THX-UltraII » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:02 pm

I was right about it, it does work but not the way I want it to. My media Player needs to be kept on top always (while watching the movie).
Is Eventghost not able to send a key command exclusive to a program by my choise (that of course is running).

If not, the RS232 or TCP IP thing is the next step I need to look at but I have no clue how to start with this.....

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Re: Send keyboard key command to minimized/non active screen

Post by zian » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:49 pm

Don't bring to front.

BTW...
How do you watch a movie without us there helping' ya?
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Re: Send keyboard key command to minimized/non active screen

Post by THX-UltraII » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:57 am

zian wrote:Don't bring to front.

BTW...
How do you watch a movie without us there helping' ya?
;)
But if i remove the 'bring to front' action something goes wrong because the Control Panels does not respond (read: key commands are not received)

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