View Full Version : Hard Button Repeat?
April 27th, 2003, 07:08 PM
I am using a Toshiba e570 Pocket PC 2002 (very similar to the Audiovox Maestro)
Is there a way to configure the hard buttons to automatically repeat if you hold them down?
In some of my ccf screens I am using right and far right as volume up and down. If you press the key once, it generates the appropriate event in girder. If you hold it down, you still only get the one event in girder. If I use a soft key and hold it down, I get multiple events in girder.
I am using Tonto to configure the CCFs
April 28th, 2003, 10:27 AM
Normally it should work like that automatically, it's just out for a little while because of a bug. So patience, young padawan. The Sith Lord Master WickedEwok will (probably) have that in your hands soon. 8)
April 28th, 2003, 11:28 AM
Thanks for the feedback!
Can't wait for the new version.....
May 15th, 2003, 12:43 PM
I have the same PDA (Toshiba e740) and I tried to use the Scroll up/down rocker switch that is on the side (next to the record button) for my Volume+ and Volume-. I was able to map it but when I use it it seems to send a large number of commands at the slightest touch. If I hold it for a second it sends 30 or 40 volume -/+ commands to girder. Girger then sends these IR commands out one after the other long after I have taken my hand off the switch.
Is there any way to change this behavior?
May 15th, 2003, 04:26 PM
You can set Girder to ignore repeated requests that are sent within a certain timeframe. This is an individual setting for each command, so check the command screen for some kind of anti-repeat parameter (I don't have Girder in front of me and I can't remember the name of the parameter).
May 15th, 2003, 04:58 PM
My problem is that I do want it to repeat, I just don't want it to que up 10's of commands for later execution.
I guess if I played around with the anti-repeat I might be able to get it to only acknowledge a command once every 1/2 second or so to keep them from piling up. I was really hoping that there was some way to set up girder so it would not create a "buffer" of un-executed commands. This might get the same results I guess. I will play around and see what happens tonight.
Thanks for the suggestion.
May 18th, 2003, 07:15 AM
Let me make sure I understand correctly:
It doesn't stop sending when you let up off the volume key. It continues sending commands.
This -might- be similar to what Zak is experiencing in another thread. I have changed something in the event repeat mechanism that might fix this.
If you can send me an email, xuniman, I'll send a test version to you and Zak when I think I've found the answer.
June 18th, 2003, 03:50 PM
I tried RC5 last night and I still have the same "repeating" problem. Did you get a chance to look at what might be the root cause? I didn't hear from you about testing so I assumed you were either busy with other things or had someone else testing for you. It still sends 10 to 12 commands with each short press. This is a scroll rocker normally so maybe it is a hardware thing in my e740. If so I will just have to use some other buttons for volume.
Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
June 18th, 2003, 05:04 PM
I am having the same problem. I also have an Toshiba e740. This did work fine a few versions ago. I'm also still having the problem where whenever you press any button, the light starts blinking and doesn't stop until you press another button.
June 19th, 2003, 11:03 AM
I saw a post where Ben (wickedewok) said he set the blinking light up on pupose to let people know that Netremote was working. It toggles on or off with every action. I believe he said that he was going to add a setting in the config to turn it on or off but hasn't gotten around to it yet.
June 21st, 2003, 08:31 AM
Yes, the blinking light should blink -once- for each action sent out. So if it's going crazy, then there is a problem with it firing from within the loop.
Sorry Kevin, things have been hectic. Is this with the default ccf or one that you've made? If a different ccf, can you send me both the ccf and the gml, and I'll try to figure stuff out. After my initial pass I'll build a debug build that will help us diagnose this problem.
And just so I know, I should map volume + - to my rocker, and then use that to test, right?
June 21st, 2003, 12:43 PM
No problem Ben, I just wanted to let you know that the problem still existed. I will send you the CCF and GML. The CCF I have been using for testing is really just a bunch of ugly buttons on macro panels. I have been using the "Custom" ccf type from Tonto in order to get access to all the buttons on the PPC that don't apear on a Pronto. AFAIK this is the only way to get to them, right.
I send the stuff today.
June 23rd, 2003, 08:51 PM
I think I may have found a solution. A little more debugging and I'll have an RC out.
June 23rd, 2003, 11:30 PM
I seem to have a different problem with the new RC. Everytime I try to use Netremote it seems to lock up Girder. What I mean is that the first command I issue sends Girder into a state where the input indicator flashes continuosly and the space next to it on the bottom of the window just says NRCLIENT.REGISTER. I have to stop Gider and restart it to get the loop to stop.
I recently installed both Girder 3.2.9 and RC5. Since that time the problem has shown up.
June 25th, 2003, 07:20 PM
Xuniman - the new RC should fix both of your problems. The problem with the NRCLIENT.REGISTER is definitely my problem with RC5, and is fixed in RC6.
The other problem I think is resolved, as well. Please let me know.
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