05-13-2010 02:22 PM
I will be straight up honest, my legs dont work and getting up to change my game or dvd is a **bleep** pain.
So see these "Harmony" remotes, can I completely control my PC from it?..as in launch games and turn my nivida 3d on and off from my bed? I already have a remote that controls Windows Media Centre but I want one that can completely control my full multimedia selection. All game shortcuts, music, dvd's.
It would make it much easier for me when I get in from a day of running around in a wheelchair lol
So what I am asking, is it possible to make these remotes launch anything on the PC?
05-17-2010 07:42 AM - edited 05-17-2010 07:43 AM
While it is true that a Harmony remote can do whatever an original remote can do, they can always do more.
I've never set up a Harmony to control a PC, but I do know others who have. I suggest you take a look at the following thread.
A few community members and an Logitech member have been tinkering with a Windows Media Center IR Keyboard codes. As long as the IR sensor on your computer can accept IR outside of the standard Media Center codes this should work for you.
As you read you'll see that all sorts of keyboard shortcuts have been given IR codes, therefore you should be able to navigate your PC with the Harmony Remote. It might not be ideal, as we're not a keyboard but it should give you the ability to launch a program from your desktop and Alt-Tab between open windows, and even Alt-F4 close any open Window etc.
06-09-2010 05:15 PM
The way you can achieve this is by combining the ability of the harmony remote to send keyboard shortcuts with the Autohotkey software.
Well hidden in the logitech database are two Media Center devices that give you extended PC command set::
and Windows Media Center SE see here: http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Harmony-Remotes-Prog
Then using Autohotkey ( http://www.autohotkey.com/ ) You can create small scripts that will do anything you want like launch an application, move it to the second monitor, place it full screen,,,) with one keyboard shortcut.
All you need then is to program a button on your remote that will send that shortcut, and the autohotkey script will take care of the rest.