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About BevHoward

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  • Birthday 01/20/1943

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  1. Brain's beginning to wake up... The page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Break_key has alternate keystrokes for the break key. fwiw, MSKey.exe which is part of Microsoft's Intellitype software is also a valuable tool for tracking these types of issues. I assume this will allow programming a pause/break key using Flirc's "Full Keyboard" Beverly Howard
  2. >> break key << Not sure is this is applicable in your case, but "break" originally comes from <Ctrl-C> which can be programmed on the "Full Keyboard" Hope that this information is helpful, Beverly Howard
  3. Thanks... it looks like my posts are now visible to other users. To clarify, I'm active on another Universal Remote forum and have a media center project based around a win8.1 computer with Media Center Edition installed. My recent quest has been to find and test widely available USB IR dongles that can be used with programmable remote controls and post those findings to the above forum so that others with the same needs can locate and purchase the best option for use with PC's. In addition, part of my search is for an IR input dongle that does not require special software.
  4. fwiw, both the Flirc and Forum.Flirc site have a major problem with reCaptcha preventing legitimate access to the forum and other Flirc locations where it is used. In addition to reCaptcha's general frustration factor, on this site, it is apparently mis-configured so that it cascades the difficulty in getting approved every time that it is used... for example, when it is used to sign up for the main site, the difficulty for signing up for the forum is increased. If you make a mistake (such as not knowing the "company name") the difficulty in passing reCaptcha increases exponentially
  5. Experimenting with the Flirc without the Flirc software and drivers installed, it appears that Flirc's native USB HID input to windows is limited. The only reference I have is to use the microsoft MCE remote which starts out with a limited keypad to begin with. What I was able to determine is that the number pad, cursor pad, <enter>, <clear> (backspace), and play/pause controls work, but none of the Media Center Edition specific controls appear to work. I also noticed that the MCE remote in the controllers section does not contain all of the microsoft MCE buttons...
  6. fwiw, the microsoft USB eHome IR dongle (for the windows MCE Media Center Edition) has the ability to transmit IR commands from windows. The better part of a decade ago, I successfully experimented sending IR signals with the eHome dongle using HIP software and tools from a site in Australia. http://www.byremote.com.au/HIP/Default.htmI Can't remember the details, but it was pretty straight forward to output IR commands to the dongle, so, I wonder if this software might be able to access the ir transmitter in the Gen2 Flirc. My goal at the time was to see if I could build a
  7. Really excited about this device As it looks like it is going to open up communicating and controlling PC's using programmable remotes. I have several decades of experience with the "One for All" universal remotes including the "JP1" programming interface as well as a number of years working with Harmony remotes. I have worked extensively with microsoft MCE remotes and the microsoft MCE IR keyboard including delving into the protocol problems such as MCE keyboard commands triggering events on other, unrelated IR controlled devices. The Flirc USB dongle also has another welcome featu
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