Just got my FLIRC today. Was very excited to try it. Now, three hours later, pretty upset with it.
After ignoring a virus warning (via Windows 10 Defender) in both Firefox and Edge, I installed the FLIRC gui.
I launched the gui, the device was found as connected.
The gui asked me to upgrade the firmware from my shipped firmware to 4.9.3. I did so.
I programmed several buttons (via the Harmony Hub remote app on iOS) to test functionality. Simple stuff, just red button types 'a' on the keyboard.
Nothing works. The debug log shows that IR commands are being received but no commands are recognized by Windows. E.g., pressing the red button in the Harmony app (which should type 'a' on the keyboard via the FLIRC gui mapping I've permed) does nothing.
Read through the forums and reddit for about two hours or so looking for a solution.
Uninstall, reboot, reinstall software twice, including manual deletion of Program Files dir for FLIRC.
Nothing works. At one point, the FLIRC gui shows the FLIRC dongle as disconnected. After another reinstall, this was fixed.
Create a forum account to download firmware 4.9.1.
Install 4.9.1 firmware.
Remap keys (e.g., 'a' to red button again).
Any suggestions? The fact I can't even get the FLIRC to do something as basic as push 'a' or the 'enter' key on command (despite IR logs in the app responding to those keypresses) is just about enough for me to be convinced my FLIRC is broken.
Log from FLIRC gui:
Wed Sep 9 2020 17:43:08
Flirc GUI Version v3.25.3
Operating System: Windows
*** Device Disconnected ***
*** Device Connected ***
Firmware Version: v4.9.1
SKU: Flirc 2.0 [dori]
Git Hash: 0x24052832