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  1. I'm trying to use the flirc to replace my MCE remote.  I've been able to associate ir codes with the keyboard shortcuts that Windows Media Center understands on Windows 7.  Everything works just fine except for one very odd circumstance.  Skip back and forward (control B and control F) don't work while watching recorded TV.  Those IR codes do work in the program guide, so they are being received and recognized.  But they don't work while playing recorded TV.  Also, control B and control F do work from the keyboard while playing recorded TV.  Apparently, Windows Media Center treats the flirc keyboard differently in this context.  Does anyone have a solution for this?

    I had this exact same issue. I can't comment on why, but programming the skip back and skip forward using the "Media Keys" interface in the GUI worked for me. Programming it with both the Media Center and Full Keyboard layouts didn't work. Hope it works for you too.

  2. i was able to get a buttons working for:

    Windows Key+Alt+Enter (mega!)

    Live TV = Ctrl+T

    Recorded TV = Ctrl+O

    Guide = Ctrl+G


    but not 

    Skip Back = Ctrl+B

    Skip Forward = Ctrl+F

    Shortcut Menu = Ctrl+D

    Same exact thing for me, thanks for checking it out.


    Jason, is there anything that can be done to fix this?


    These are tough not to have when playing MKV files in MediaBrowser3 since the standard MCE "Rewind" and "Fast Forward" don't work and you have to use "Skip Back" or "Skip Forward."  I'd rather not rely on a separate keyboard for this.


    The Info button is a really hard one not to have.

  3. Unless I'm missing something, it doesn't look like the keyboard has an IR blaster. Unless it does, I don't see why it would impact the Flirc at all.

    You're right, it does not.  I didn't know if the "double keyboard" aspect of the program would create a problem.  I believe Autohotkey makes changes to the keyboard and I don't know if it can separate out the Flirc "keyboard" from the "normal" keyboard.  Not sure if I'm explaining my concern properly.

  4. what were the shortcuts you programmed? I'd like to update the wmc controller if it makes sense.

    I think one of the key ones missing:


    The "Green Button" command = Windows Key+Alt+Enter

    Live TV = Ctrl+T

    Recorded TV = Ctrl+O


    I programmed them in the Full Keyboard layout, but if you look into adding to the Windows Media keyboard those would be helpful.

  5. I actually have a similar problem.  Though mine is for the INFO button and the SKIP BACK and SKIP FWD commands.


    Initially I couldn't program PLAY or PAUSE either like the OP and just like Deadpool suggested, programming via the "full keyboard" layout in the GUI fixed that.  Unfortunately this didn't work for my other buttons.  This makes using MediaBrowser very difficult as it doesn't seem to use the standard Rewind of Fast-Forward commands but uses Skip Back and Skip Forward.  So I essentially have no easy way to navigate when using it.


    Is the 2.3 firmware relatively new?  I feel like I'm on 2.2 but will have to check when I get home, could this have fixed the issue?

  6. Hello, I have a Logitech K700 keyboard (from my Logitech Revue Google TV) that I am going to be using as my keyboard/mouse for my new HTPC.  There is a thread on the Autohotkey forums here that uses custom scripts with Autohotkey to add functionality to the K700 keyboard.


    Before I install the software and attempt this custom script, I'm wondering if anyone knows if using Autohotkey on the "real" keyboard will impact my Flirc unit at all?  I don't want any conflicts to mess with it.


    I may interested in using Autohotkey for the Flirc at some point in the future as I work on switching between WMC and either XBMC and MB3, so I want to see if anyone has any experience with this.



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