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i think this would be great!

Using FLIRC's GUI, if we could indicate the path of an executable we wish to launch,

and record it to a desired button on our remote that would be awesome!!

:)

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You can right-click on any shortcut on the Start Menu or desktop and create a hotkey to launch it, then program that key sequence into Flirc. It will be Ctrl + Alt + whatever key you want. If the app doesn't have a shortcut, create one.

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oh yeh i know that ;)

i've written a little guide talking about this in another thread here.

basically i wanted to suggest a more 'noob friendly' way of doing such a thing.

since your here, u might wanna chek out KEYEXTENDER application :) http://www.remapkey.com/

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Yeah, I see, but adding it to Flirc's GUI would just involve writing another program like that, or creating the shortcut for you in the background. It doesn't seem necessary when he's got enough on his plate as it is, like the beta firmware versions, creating a user-readable config, and adding more keys to the GUI. I'd like to see the number pad added at some point.

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I would love to have an application launcher in flirc, and I'll be looking into figuring out how to do this after the 1.0 release. The hard part is, making it work across platform. = (

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While it makes sense to have something like this, I do like using Win+n ("n" being a number) to launch Plex and the like. Because when a pesky popup shows up for whatever reason, it also works to refocus on that program. I dont think an application launcher would do that, in fact it would just launch another instance of the app if it's allowed. And if it isn't allowed, then yet another popup would occur saying that the app in question is already running.

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