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Is there a way to suspend my htpc whether I am in xbmc or windows? I was up all night trying to figure it out. I don't want 2 buttons as I use a harmony 1100 and activities. I tried to set up a suspend shortcut with a hotkey and the same hotkey in my xbmc keymap.xml but it breaks the hotkey in both windows and xbmc completely.

Also, I'm not sure if this is a flirc issue or if it's something in windows that got borked when I was messing around last night but about 1 in 3 suspends when in xbmc causes a blue screen error.

If anyone has an idea for me to try regarding suspending my machine let me know.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT:

Well I figured it out. I use eventghost for my system hibernate (and presumably much more in the future ;) ). It works even when behind xbmc. As for my blue screen errors that was due to my ssd. If I hibernate rather then sleep I don't get the blue screen error. I do believe I have everything working perfectly B) .

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Glad to hear it works so well with the Harmony 1100. I bought this thing to use it with the same remote, but mine hasn't shipped yet. How is the range do you have to have it pointed directly?

range is great. I can put it on the back of my htpc and it still works 98% of the time. Better results than a mce receiver on a USB extension cable direct line of sight.
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Yes, I've been really impressed with flirc's range and sensitivity. In all light levels that occur in my living room, even with my HTPC set up in a relatively deep and narrow cubby in my console, I can plug the flirc into one of the back facing USB ports and get nearly flawless response from anywhere in the room. I use a 6-inch usb extender cable that makes it 100% flawless response, as it gets the flirc out from behind the box and facing forward, but it's still recessed and less obtrusive than connecting it to a front port would be. I can point the remote at the back wall and the reflection is enough to control my HTPC.

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Yes, I've been really impressed with flirc's range and sensitivity. In all light levels that occur in my living room, even with my HTPC set up in a relatively deep and narrow cubby in my console, I can plug the flirc into one of the back facing USB ports and get nearly flawless response from anywhere in the room. I use a 6-inch usb extender cable that makes it 100% flawless response, as it gets the flirc out from behind the box and facing forward, but it's still recessed and less obtrusive than connecting it to a front port would be. I can point the remote at the back wall and the reflection is enough to control my HTPC.

that is my experience as well. I too use a USB extension cable. Although I use a USB hub which seems to negate the bugs in the wake up firmware v. 6.

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