Applies to MP 2.2 and higher

All HID Input Devices, e.g. keyboards or remotes and there particularly the media control functions, should essentially work out of the box without the need for additional customization.

Notwithstanding MediaPortal 2 allows the complete customization of your device and offers the possibility to assign any key or combination of it to either MediaPortal 2 commands or specific MediaPortal menu screens. For example, you can assign a specific key combination, e.g. ALT+H to a specific function of MediaPortal 2 like the "Info" button, or a specific screen like the home screen.

With activated 'User Management' every user can define his own custom key bindings that will then be available on each client that the user is logged on to. Make sure you are logged in as the right user if you want to change your personal setup. Without 'User Management' key assignments are only valid for the specific client PC and will not automatically transfer to other machines. In that case you need to repeat the same procedure on each client.


Assign keys to a MediaPortal 2 function

Open Settings, then Input Management.
Chose Key Input Manager


Chose from the list, the action you want to bind your shortcut to.


A pop up appears, asking you to enter the combination of keys to assign. You have 5 seconds to enter the right combination.


On returning to the previous screen, you should see your keystrokes already assigned to the previousy selected action.

Assign keys to a MediaPortal 2 menu screen

Open Settings, then Input Management.
Chose Screen Input Manager
Chose from the list, the Screen you want to bind your shortcut to, then press enter.
A pop up appears, asking you to enter the combination of keys to bind. You have 5 seconds to enter the right combination.
On returning to the previous screen, you should see your keystrokes already binded and saved to the screen you selected earlier.

Delete a key assignment

Open Settings, then Input Management.
Chose Screen Input Manager if the binding you want to remove is for a screen, or Key Input Manager if the binding you want to remove is a Key Binding.
Scroll the list until you find the action you want to remove, then press the clear button right next to the key binding to remove it.


Press yes to remove the dialog box to confirm removal.