October 29th, 2004, 06:36 PM
Keyboard and Remote on ONE! reciever
i just got my new IR-Reciever and installed Girder.
After some hard work, it works flawless, automaticly switching between application. Great.
Now i would like to get rid of my PS2/IR-Reciver from my keyboard/mouse combo.
Since the new ir-reciever is internal, it would looks better.
Can i emulate the keyboard over girder? Without creating every keystroke as a command.
Sure that would make problems with alt+ and shift and such.
October 29th, 2004, 10:15 PM
Sorry, won't work for full keyboard functionality. You can emulate some of the keyboard but not all possible combinations. Its been tried
October 30th, 2004, 06:41 AM
ahh, thnx, i was afraid of that. so time to try to make that clumsy thing an internal one
November 2nd, 2004, 12:58 AM
Just to expound a bit -- the reason why is that the receiver you have for your ir keyboard/mouse does internal translation (if the receiver plugs into the ps/2 ports). So, you press a button on the ir keyboard, the ir receiver gets it, and then internally converts it to the code that the computer expects on the ps/2 port. This is why these devices work so well -- there is absolutely no need for any software drivers of any kind (unless you want to enable special macro keys on the kb), and they work with any program.
In *theory* you could map each individual keypress in Girder, but the results will not be as good or as fast as the ps/2 ir receiver. Sort of like using a screwdriver to hammer in 10,000 nails -- you can do it, but it's sure a lot easier to just use a hammer . . . . .
November 2nd, 2004, 10:45 AM
well, as far as I can tell, each individual keypress does not give ONE but "a serie of" events... which makes the usage of this a real pain. Of course, you could manage to get whatever you want from it, but its not fun to work out.
You could get a remote with a qwerty keyboard, it would also give a good result... I saw some of those for sat receiver and kinda want to get one.