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RemoteKC for MCE-Remote


RemoteKC allows you to use your Windows Media Center Edition Remote as a mouse and keyboard.

Very usefull when you want to browse the web trough MyPrograms inside Mediaportal, get the focus back on MP or close any error screens etc.


RemoteKC 1.0 Readme

©2007 Kane Casolari


1. Introduction

2. License and Distribution

3. Modes

A. Keyboard Mode

B. Mouse Mode

C. Suspended Mode

4. Tips

5. Disclaimer and Bug Report

6. Contact Information

1. Introduction

RemoteKC allows you to use your Windows Media Center Edition Remote as a mouse and keyboard. It is available as both an AHK file (requires AutoHotkey) and an EXE (no additional software necessary). The EXE does not require installation; just double-click it and it will start running. It can even run from a USB flash drive or other disk.

2. License and Distribution

RemoteKC is freeware. Either of its two file versions may be freely distributed, but this readme must be included. You may also modify the AHK file for personal use or look at the source code for help in creating your own programs. RemoteKC can be bundled with other free programs (again, it must include this readme), but may not be distributed commercially without express permission from the creator of RemoteKC, Kane Casolari.

3. Modes

RemoteKC has three modes that are cycled through using the * key:

A. Keyboard mode

This mode allows you to enter text with the numbers on your remote, similar to the way you would use text messaging on a cell phone. The cycles are as follows:

Key Letters, numbers, and symbols in cycle

1 @/\-_1

2 abc2

3 def3

4 ghi4

5 jkl5

6 mno6

7 pqrs7

8 tuv8

9 wxyz9

0 space,.:;0

In addition, the back button works as backspace and the # key is caps lock while in keyboard mode. (It can't be shift because the remote can only send one signal at a time, making it impossible to capitalize a letter by holding down two keys.)

B. Mouse mode

In mouse mode, you can use the arrows or the number pad to move the mouse pointer. If you use the arrows, use "OK" to click. Using the numbers, the 5 key clicks and the keys surrounding it move the cursor in the direction that that key is from the 5. Use 0 to click and hold, such as for dragging a file (hit 0 again to release), and use the # key to right-click.

In both keyboard and mouse mode, "Clear" toggles the Microsoft Magnifier (if it is installed) to help you see things more "clearly" from a distance, especially on small screens.

C. Suspended mode

When the program is suspended, only the * key is active, allowing you to turn the program back on. When you are not using the remote, or when you want to use the remote with only its original functions, the program should be in suspend mode. The program launches in suspend mode. The tray icon is orange in suspended mode, blue when active (mouse or keyboard mode).

4. Tips

To have RemoteKC automatically load when Windows starts up, place a shortcut to the version of your choice (AHK or EXE) in your Windows Startup folder, found in the Start menu. It will start in suspended mode, so it will not be active until you want it to be.

Note that pressing shift and 8 on your keyboard to produce * acts the same as pressing * on your remote and will change RemoteKC's mode. If you wish to type * while the program is suspended, use the * key on your keyboard's number pad.

The magnifier is a separate program from RemoteKC. It normally comes installed on Windows, but if your computer does not have it, the magnify function of RemoteKC will not work. For more help with the magnifier, see its help file.


ThX to johngc for the excellent find

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22 Oct 2008
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