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Send keyboard long press / not remote long press

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Hi,

is it possible to send a long press keyboard signal (like long press F1 or long press ESC) to the attached device with a Flirc V1?

To be clear ... I don't want to use log key press on a remote button ... the Flirc device should simulate a long key press on the virtual keyboard.

Best regards,

Albert

 

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As long as you hold the remote button pressed, Flirc should also keep the keyboard key pressed.

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This will not solve my problem.

 

I have the following situation:

 - ESC on keyboard = Exit 
- Long ESC on keyboard = Power On/Off

I want to assign the first option (ESC) to one key on my harmony remote and the other option (long ESC) to another key on my harmony remote

 

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Unfortunately this is not possible. At least not right now.

What exactly are you trying to use Flirc with?

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I try to use Flirc with the following setup:

- Dreambox Sat Receiver
- Logitech Harmony Elite

Dreambox will support a keyboard to control the receiver ... but unfortunately 2 functions are mapped to long press keys.

Any ideas how to solve this issue?

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Is there a reason why you're not using the ir receiver built into the dreambox?

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Then maybe you could use everything except power off through Flirc, but use only the power off from the original remote. I don't have the Harmony so I'm not 100%, but AFAIK it should be possible to do.

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Yes, that is indeed a good option :-)

 

On the other side ... a long press button could be an additional feature of Flirc and shouldn't be a problem 

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On 2/19/2018 at 11:19 AM, adahmen said:

Hi,

is it possible to send a long press keyboard signal (like long press F1 or long press ESC) to the attached device with a Flirc V1?

To be clear ... I don't want to use log key press on a remote button ... the Flirc device should simulate a long key press on the virtual keyboard.

Best regards,

Albert

 

The sending of a long press is the remote sending not the software.  I tested a Rosewill RC-126 and sending long keyboard presses are possible on both v1 and v2 of the flirc.  However, harmony 600/650/700 remotes only can send a long press via the power Buttons using duration.   

To assign a Long Press to the Harmony's you add an extra device any name like "Long Press"  - Harmony with ask you to press keys on the "original" remote Can be any old Infra-red Remote.  Tell harmony the device stays on - uses same button - then customize button Duration to 1.5 sec and make sure t=you add the extra device to your firetv activity and program guide or menu to the long press - powertoggle.

Also, programming an long press within the flirc software breaks ok using a harmony remote.

 

Edited by tinafici

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