Xion Audio Player

global Hotkeys -> Multimediakeys

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Postby logokas » October 7th, 2008, 3:30 am

shadowman Wrote:Even if Xion does not have any focus.


As long as external applications don't block the input from leaving the application itself, Xion will receive them. During normal work or browsing the keys will work fine, even if you minimize Xion out of the way.

I don't think there's a real workaround to this, because i found out some of the applications i use also block G15 Keyboard's G-Keys aswell. If there were a workaround for this, i think Logitech would have put it to use already.
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Postby shadowman » November 21st, 2008, 10:09 pm

Well, yes the multimedia buttons works.
But it just would be beautiful if they always work.

Because although different programmes use hot-keys but not the Media buttons!
One should be able to indicate "Media play", "Media mute" and so on
as global hotkeys.
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Postby logokas » November 22nd, 2008, 10:16 pm

That's the thing. They ARE global hotkeys for Windows. So are The G-keys for the G15 keyboard. The problem is, some programs disable or steal input and forbids it to have external effects. That might be just because of poor programming, lack of 'hey what if some guy had media keys and wanted to use them while playing my awesome game', or they've been disabled for cheating reasons, which is more common, because macros and the like work on software level, and are easily blocked by this method.

Again, if there were proper workarounds, logitech would've done something about it. But there seems to be none, so it's up to the programmers to include input traffic to external software. not Cliff's.
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Postby shadowman » November 23rd, 2008, 1:57 am

I've tried QCD Player.
With this one all works great, also turing gameplay.


... there must be a possibility.
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Postby logokas » November 23rd, 2008, 7:15 am

As Cliff mentioned, QCDs method caused problems with some keyboards. Xion looks to be as compatible as possible, and not cause any trouble for the user.
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Postby shadowman » November 23rd, 2008, 8:01 am

How would it be to add this "possibility" as an option?
Who wants to use it can do this, who does not turns it off.
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Postby logokas » November 23rd, 2008, 11:32 am

I..don't quite understand how that could be implemented.

Then again i'm no C++ programmer.
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Postby shadowman » July 13th, 2009, 11:39 pm

Some news out there?

I've tried all beta releases but it doesnt work at this time.
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Postby shadowman » October 15th, 2009, 6:28 pm

Yeah, it's done =D> =D> :mrgreen:

With the Xion 1.0 build 122 Beta Release the Media Buttons work global.

Thanks
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Postby Cliff Cawley » October 16th, 2009, 8:55 am

shadowman Wrote:Yeah, it's done =D> =D> :mrgreen:

With the Xion 1.0 build 122 Beta Release the Media Buttons work global.

Thanks


Ah, glad to hear it, thanks for letting me know :)

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