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Thread: RRKeyCatcher for capturing hot keys even when RR is not in focus

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    Thumbs up RRKeyCatcher for capturing hot keys even when RR is not in focus

    There have been a lot of posts over the past few weeks about short cut keys in the KeyTbl.ini. The main problem, is the KeyTbl.ini will not work if Ride Runner is not in focus.

    Ride Runner can lose focus for a few reasons:

    - It is minimized
    - Video or other external applications being embedded steal the focus
    - Visualizations can even steal the focus from rr, as they are just an embedded app.

    I put together this small program that runs in the system tray, and watches for hot keys being pressed, even if RR is not in focus.

    This means, if you have RR minimized, and press a hot key then RideRunner will "steal" that key press. If the script was aloud to only work when in focus, this would defeat the purpose of the program
    However, the program will exit whenever RideRunner is closed.


    The hot keys you want to use, need to be defined in the KeyCatcher.ini file:

    PHP Code:
    Belowdefine the command to be fired, and the key combination to fire it.
    /
    ExampleTo go to the Weather screen when you press "w" on the keyboard
    /use this line:
    /
    weather=w

    Qualifier keys are as follows:
    / ^ = 
    Control
    / ! = Alt
    / + = Shift
    Examplecontrol Shift 1 would look like ^+1

    [HotKeys]
    DFXLock=^!+0
    RRVCON
    =^!+1
    Vol
    -=^!+2
    Vol
    +=^!+3
    RRNExt
    =^!+4
    RRPrev
    =^!+5
    Mute
    =^!+6
    ESC
    =^!+7
    Play
    =^!+
    NOTE:
    Some keys are globally assigned to windows and can NOT be used as a hot key / Hot key combination:

    Ctrl+Alt+Delete It is reserved by Windows
    F12 It is also reserved by Windows, according to its API.
    NumPad's Enter Key Instead, use {Enter} which captures both Enter keys on the keyboard.
    Windows key +B,D,E,F,L,M,R,U; and Win+Shift+M

    To use the program, simply run it as system startup, or in your ONSKINSTART line in the ExecTbl.ini.


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    I have a problem to download this plugin .

    The zip size is 1 octet

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    Interesting, seems the app store does not like .rar files. I re-uploaded it a couple times with no luck, then uploaded it as a .zip file and now it works.

    Give it a try again...
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    That is very col, thanks for this! Have you tested with carpc joy con?

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    I sure have And it is working perfectly with it. Just set the hotkeys you want with RCJoyCon, and then just put that key combination in the RRKeyCatcher.ini, and thats all there is to it.

    You will notice in the default ini I am using "complex" send keys, as to not interfere with anything else.

    Such as
    Ctrl-Alt-Shift-1
    Ctrl-Alt-Shift-2
    Ctrl-Alt-Shift-3
    ect...

    Make sure you delete the keys you are using with this from RR's KeyTbl.ini! Otherwise, if RR is in focus, it may fire the command twice, or ignore one of them in favor of the other ect.


    If there are any issues, or lack of issues, please let me know. I tested it here quite a bit, but there still could be minor issues.
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    WOW! Bull's eye! This is exactly what was needed, thank you.

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    Any chance to add media keys which are supported in JoyCon?

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    You can add any key that you want in the .ini. You just have to know what the key name is or how it is formatted. I put the basic ones that I know off hand down below.

    What is it that you are trying to do exactly? Do you have a device or something that sends out only media keys?

    The reason I ask, is you can make ANY hotkey perform any function in RR with this program.

    On they JoyCon, set up say A1 with Ctrl-Alt-Shift-P
    Then in the ini, just put:
    Play=^!+p

    Just put these in the KeyCatcher.ini to use the media keys:

    RRNExt={MEDIA_NEXT}
    RRPrev={MEDIA_PREV}
    Play={MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE}
    Stop={MEDIA_STOP}
    Vol+={MEDIA_VolumeUp}
    Vol-={MEDIA_VolumeDown}
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    your welcome john!!!

    i would have loved it as a RR plugin, any reason its not...(there might be)
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    This is interesting. Any reason this couldn't be applied to, say, the middle mouse button so RR regains focus for purposes of accepting a voice command?

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