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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockWorK View Post
    Test with notepad for now. Try specifying Ctrl+P exactly like this:
    ^(p)

    Once we get a single command working, we can do the others.


    I have tested this again with notepad and the command written above ^(p)

    This still does not work

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    It looks like there are lots of websites devoted to hacking the IBUS, but it would take too much research for me to go any further at this point.

    http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/ibus/

    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/HackTheIBus/

    http://www.alextronic.de/bmw/project...info_ibus.html

    It looks like there are several versions of these adapters too.

    http://www.reslers.de/IBUS/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by rray View Post
    It looks like there are lots of websites devoted to hacking the IBUS, but it would take too much research for me to go any further at this point.

    http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/ibus/

    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/HackTheIBus/

    http://www.alextronic.de/bmw/project...info_ibus.html

    It looks like there are several versions of these adapters too.

    http://www.reslers.de/IBUS/index.html

    The hacktheibus forum is already known about, but it is unfortunately defunct and you cannot access it.

    I will have a look through the bimmerboard forum to see if anything there helps. This is just so frustrating as it seems i am so near but so far to getting this to work properly. The ibus adaptor works and reads the button presses as it should. It is just getting the ibuscomm program to link up with the applications now.

    I am using the latest resler usb ibus adaptor by the way

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    Ok, i have looked through the bimmerboard forum and nothing helps me.

    I have spent a long time trying to get this problem sorted.

    I have made tests with notepad and firefox browser.

    I can get ibuscomm to open with these programs when i specify them in the ini, but i cannot get the ibuscomm program to properly talk to the application it is trying to control.

    When i simulate the button presses the focus goes to the application window (i.e. notepad/firefox) but it wont do anything other than make the window smaller as if you pressed the maximise button with a mouse if the screen is already full size.

    Once i got firefox to open the print screen with an error and then it wouldn't open it again no matter what i tried.

    Can anyone help, as this is getting frustrating and I am not the best with coding.

    There must be someone out there who has had similar issues and got this fixed or may be able to steer me in the right direction

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    This may be a hassle, but you might be able to get an i-bus to aftermarket car stereo steeringwheel interface box, and the JoyconEXR to get resistive button to keystroke interface.

    Companies like Metra, PAC, Axxess, and others sell these devices to convert most any car's steering wheel buttons into the standard resistive type steering wheel control that all the aftermarket car stereos use.

    Then you get a USB Joycon interface that is easy to program any buttons to any keyboard command.

    I could help with the Joycon setup because I have one, and there are even aftermarket steering wheel button keypads available.

    As far as troubleshooting the i-bus device, it's such a hassle when the sites that talk about it and use it take weeks to approve membership, and to boot, it looks like nobody posts on those sites so you have to do exhaustive searches in hopes you can find answers.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I dont think the joycon, etc will be the best option for me as it means more expense, etc to now get this. Also my resler ibus interface works well and interacts and captures my button presses. The problem is the ibuscomm software interface and getting it to talk properly with my applications.

    I am going to search to see if there is any alternative software as it looks like no-one knows how to sort this problem out, but i dont think there is

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