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    well i don't know how to do that but if you can do it with apple script you can drop a script called launch into the sample modules script folder (available in the NBB SDK thread) give it a different icon and drop it in the NBB modules folder and use it as an "Embeded" module.

    I can help you if you need it. The sample project is incomplete and needs much more work, but that is its intended purpose; to "embed" 3rd party apps into NBB
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    I set the Powermate to send the keys Command-Right Arrow when held down for 2 seconds, then set Spaces to use that key combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer32 View Post
    I set the Powermate to send the keys Command-Right Arrow when held down for 2 seconds, then set Spaces to use that key combo.
    But how did you get the PowerMate software to take the Command character? I can't get it to take any of the modifier keys.
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    That's odd, I couldn't get it to take ESC or any of the F keys, but it would take Command-Right Arrow from my keyboard.

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    My bad. It wouldn't take Control or Option and I guess I assumed it wouldn't work with Command. It used it fine. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_Ford View Post
    Managed to get it sorted- no thanks to griffin!

    I used Proxi to program the powermate to do what i want. took ages, but proxi will register the escape key.

    Hmm- so proxi will register it, but the powermates prefpanes controller wont. but both programs are made my griffin. hmmm, i smell bad programing.

    If anyone reads this in the future, and is having problems using a powermate with frontrow, give me a shout
    I am wanting to use a powermate but can't for the life of me get esc to work .. how did u fix??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green_M4chine View Post
    I am wanting to use a powermate but can't for the life of me get esc to work .. how did u fix??
    you have to use proxi which is a completely different program to program all of your functionality to the powermate. the 2.1 pref pane for the powermate will not accept the "esc" key. With proxi you can go through and completely setup your powermate. It is just much less intuitive than the pref pane app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natedawgg View Post
    you have to use proxi which is a completely different program to program all of your functionality to the powermate. the 2.1 pref pane for the powermate will not accept the "esc" key. With proxi you can go through and completely setup your powermate. It is just much less intuitive than the pref pane app.
    Thanks downloaded it and it's all functional and controls frontrow awesome :-)

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    Hi everybody,

    I've been reading this forum for long time and decided to post my first reply here because I've had the same problem and solved it in a different and easy way.

    I was using the 2.0 version of powermate drivers on Leopard and everything was perfect, included the escape key, but then I've upgraded to Snowleopard and v.2.1 of powermate drivers and it gave me the escape key problem. (I was not able to install the v.2.0 on snowleopard, it says is not a version for Intel Macs)

    Anyway, I've read all the threads around here and there to find a suitable solution to that problem, I've tried also Griffin Proxi, but it gave me more trouble!

    In the end I decided to go my way and I've written an applescripts to simulate the escape keypress, and it works great!

    If it can help here is how to do:

    - Open "applescript editor"
    - Write this script:

    tell application "System Events"
    key code 53 -- escape key
    end tell

    - Compile it in order to check possible errors
    - Save it as an application.

    - Now all you have to do is to go in powermate pref panel and choose the command you want to associate to escape key. Insteag of using the "send key" command you will have to choose the "launch a file" option, selecting the application you've created with applescript.

    Now it works!!!!

    You could make exactly the same for the "command+esc" keypress (I do not remember the keycode for it, but google will!!), but it's quite unusefule since you can associate directly the frontrow.app file to launch.

    Hope it could be useful for anybody, since I've tried many different things and this one seems to be the easiest and most useful.

    Have fun!!!

    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I'm Italian and I'm doing my best!

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