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Plugin to accept MM KB keys when minimized to tray

has anyone made one of these yet? if not, how hard would it be to make one? i dont have much programing experience. ive made a few simple vb, perl, and c apps before, but never any plugins for foobar.

Plugin to accept MM KB keys when minimized to tray

Reply #1
Just define them as global hotkeys.

This is going to work as long as no other software is hijacking them.

Plugin to accept MM KB keys when minimized to tray

Reply #2
there is no assignment for global MM keys. what youre looking at is a per-function assignment for keyboard shortcuts like "Ctrl+Shift+P." the option for default multimedia keybord support isnt even in that section.

the only software i have for the buttons running is the ms intellitype software. if i close this, i will lose support for about 6 other apps.

Plugin to accept MM KB keys when minimized to tray

Reply #3
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the only software i have for the buttons running is the ms intellitype software

That's the thing that has stoeled your multimedia keys... along with your megahurtz
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if i close this, i will lose support for about 6 other apps.

Tough call.

Then again, maybe you won't. Windows (at least, Windows XP) provides some basic support for those extra keys. And if it isn't enough, you can use third-party software, like Girder.

Also try searching the forums, issues with multimedia keyboards have been brought up before.

Plugin to accept MM KB keys when minimized to tray

Reply #4
Yes, you can do this with Girder. You'll need to also download the Keyboard Ex plugin and put it in ...\girder\Plugins. Make sure 'Keyboard driver' is an enabled plugin (File-Settings-Plugins). I've made this for my Microsoft MM keyboard. Lots of helpful advice is available here.

Plugin to accept MM KB keys when minimized to tray

Reply #5
Or, you can save yourself a lot of trouble and kill Intellitype. I decided to kill it after I found that it would not allow me to bind the volume or mute keys to anything. I still wanted the semi-useless power meter, so I just replaced type32 with a "null" executable.

Instructions for coders who have VC++:

Code: [Select]
void blah() {}


cl blah.c /link /entry:blah /subsystem:windows /opt:nowin98

Kill type32.exe, rename it to something else (like type32_exe, or type32.exe.fagotry) and replace with the new binary.

I can post such a binary later, if anyone wants it.

 

 
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