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Has anyone been able to have their FLIRC recognize numbers as letters on multiple presses? Similar to a phone/text pad. I tried the FLIRC utilities located here- ( ) But I am running Windows 8 and it did not work for me. 

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Thanks for the suggestion but I have a Harmony 650 and don't want two remotes. I already have the Windows 8 Controller App for my tablet if I need a full keyboard.

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@teedoe this has nothing to do with the Flirc itself. The software presented in the thread you've linked in the fist post is a 3rd party one, written by the NJKA (the author of the thread you've linked to). If you need such functionality you need to contact with the software author himself or find another solution. You probably could use EventGhost software as it has a plugin to do SMS-style text input but you need to do some work configuring it. I'm not using this plugin so I can't tell you much about it.

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@yawor thanks for the clarification. Do you have any pointers on setting this up with Eventghost, looks like it should do what I want but I would like to avoid conflicts between the two programs.

Thanks

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@teedoe sorry, as I've mentioned before I'm not using SMS-style input at all. When I really need to write something outside of XBMC then I just use a wireless keyboard. I just pointed it out that there is such functionality in EG as I've stumbled upon it checking what plugins are available.

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UPDATE:

 

I found a solution that worked for me and thought I would post it for anyone who needs this solution. Eventghost and FLIRC Utilities would not work for me, or I could not get them to work. So I downloaded a program called AutoHotKey and modified a script to do SMS styled text from the remote.  The script is in this post: http://www.autohotkey.com/board/topic/119547-simple-doubletriple-remap-question/

 

To use it simply:

  1. Download and install AutoHotkey
  2. Copy Script from linked post above (or in quotes below)
  3. Paste Script into new Notepad (text editor)
  4. Save with the extension .ahk
  5. Open new saved script

I have also placed it in my startup folder so that it is always running on my htpc. Enjoy. 

2::
if 2_presses > 0 ; SetTimer already started, so we log the keypress instead.
{
	2_presses += 1
	return
}
; Otherwise, this is the first press of a new series. Set count to 1 and start
; the timer:
2_presses = 1
SetTimer, Key2, 900 ; Wait for more presses within a 900 millisecond window.
return

Key2:
SetTimer, Key2, off
if 2_presses = 1 ; The key was pressed once.
{
	SendInput {Numpad2}
}
else if 2_presses = 2 ; The key was pressed twice.
{
	SendInput {a}
}
else if 2_presses = 3
{
	SendInput {b}
}
else if 2_presses > 3
{
	SendInput {c}
}
; Regardless of which action above was triggered, reset the count to
; prepare for the next series of presses:
2_presses = 0
return





3::
if 3_presses > 0 ; SetTimer already started, so we log the keypress instead.
{
	3_presses += 1
	return
}
; Otherwise, this is the first press of a new series. Set count to 1 and start
; the timer:
3_presses = 1
SetTimer, Key3, 900 ; Wait for more presses within a 900 millisecond window.
return

Key3:
SetTimer, Key3, off
if 3_presses = 1 ; The key was pressed once.
{
	SendInput {Numpad3}
}
else if 3_presses = 2 ; The key was pressed twice.
{
	SendInput {d}
}
else if 3_presses = 3
{
	SendInput {e}
}
else if 3_presses > 3
{
	SendInput {f}
}
; Regardless of which action above was triggered, reset the count to
; prepare for the next series of presses:
3_presses = 0
return











4::
if 4_presses > 0 ; SetTimer already started, so we log the keypress instead.
{
	4_presses += 1
	return
}
; Otherwise, this is the first press of a new series. Set count to 1 and start
; the timer:
4_presses = 1
SetTimer, Key4, 900 ; Wait for more presses within a 900 millisecond window
return

Key4:
SetTimer, Key4, off
if 4_presses = 1 ; The key was pressed once.
{
	SendInput {Numpad4}
}
else if 4_presses = 2 ; The key was pressed twice.
{
	SendInput {g}
}
else if 4_presses = 3
{
	SendInput {h}
}
else if 4_presses > 3
{
	SendInput {i}
}
; Regardless of which action above was triggered, reset the count to
; prepare for the next series of presses:
4_presses = 0
return








5::
if 5_presses > 0 ; SetTimer already started, so we log the keypress instead.
{
	5_presses += 1
	return
}
; Otherwise, this is the first press of a new series. Set count to 1 and start
; the timer:
5_presses = 1
SetTimer, Key5, 900 ; Wait for more presses within a 900 millisecond window.
return

Key5:
SetTimer, Key5, off
if 5_presses = 1 ; The key was pressed once.
{
	SendInput {Numpad5}
}
else if 5_presses = 2 ; The key was pressed twice.
{
	SendInput {j}
}
else if 5_presses = 3
{
	SendInput {k}
}
else if 5_presses > 3
{
	SendInput {l}
}
; Regardless of which action above was triggered, reset the count to
; prepare for the next series of presses:
5_presses = 0
return









6::
if 6_presses > 0 ; SetTimer already started, so we log the keypress instead.
{
	6_presses += 1
	return
}
; Otherwise, this is the first press of a new series. Set count to 1 and start
; the timer:
6_presses = 1
SetTimer, Key6, 900 ; Wait for more presses within a 900 millisecond window.
return

Key6:
SetTimer, Key6, off
if 6_presses = 1 ; The key was pressed once.
{
	SendInput {Numpad6}
}
else if 6_presses = 2 ; The key was pressed twice.
{
	SendInput {m}
}
else if 6_presses = 3
{
	SendInput {n}
}
else if 6_presses > 3
{
	SendInput {o}
}
; Regardless of which action above was triggered, reset the count to
; prepare for the next series of presses:
6_presses = 0
return








7::
if 7_presses > 0 ; SetTimer already started, so we log the keypress instead.
{
	7_presses += 1
	return
}
; Otherwise, this is the first press of a new series. Set count to 1 and start
; the timer:
7_presses = 1
SetTimer, Key7, 900 ; Wait for more presses within a 900 millisecond window.
return

Key7:
SetTimer, Key7, off
if 7_presses = 1 ; The key was pressed once.
{
	SendInput {Numpad7}
}
else if 7_presses = 2 ; The key was pressed twice.
{
	SendInput {p}
}
else if 7_presses = 3
{
	SendInput {q}
}
else if 7_presses = 4
{
	SendInput {r}
}
else if 7_presses > 
{
	SendInput {s}
}
; Regardless of which action above was triggered, reset the count to
; prepare for the next series of presses:
7_presses = 0
return




8::
if 8_presses > 0 ; SetTimer already started, so we log the keypress instead.
{
	8_presses += 1
	return
}
; Otherwise, this is the first press of a new series. Set count to 1 and start
; the timer:
8_presses = 1
SetTimer, Key8, 900 ; Wait for more presses within a 900 millisecond window.
return

Key8:
SetTimer, Key8, off
if 8_presses = 1 ; The key was pressed once.
{
	SendInput {Numpad8}
}
else if 8_presses = 2 ; The key was pressed twice.
{
	SendInput {t}
}
else if 8_presses = 3
{
	SendInput {u}
}
else if 8_presses > 3
{
	SendInput {v}
}
; Regardless of which action above was triggered, reset the count to
; prepare for the next series of presses:
8_presses = 0
return




9::
if 9_presses > 0 ; SetTimer already started, so we log the keypress instead.
{
	9_presses += 1
	return
}
; Otherwise, this is the first press of a new series. Set count to 1 and start
; the timer:
9_presses = 1
SetTimer, Key9, 900 ; Wait for more presses within a 900 millisecond window.
return

Key9:
SetTimer, Key9, off
if 9_presses = 1 ; The key was pressed once.
{
	SendInput {Numpad9}
}
else if 9_presses = 2 ; The key was pressed twice.
{
	SendInput {w}
}
else if 9_presses = 3
{
	SendInput {x}
}
else if 9_presses = 4
{
	SendInput {y}
}
else if 9_presses > 
{
	SendInput {z}
}
; Regardless of which action above was triggered, reset the count to
; prepare for the next series of presses:
9_presses = 0
return

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