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OmniRemote Macro Question
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Post 1 made on Wednesday March 7, 2001 at 06:01
James Kelly
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Almost enjoying the programming of this Handspring Visor with OmniRemote Springboard Module.
One problem though, I've not figured-out how to include a category step into a macro. This step would allow the remote to change screens at the push of a macro button (that is also issuing IR codes) in sequence.
Any ideas? Hopefully I'm not missing a step. Any workarounds?
James Kelly
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OP | Post 2 made on Wednesday March 7, 2001 at 10:25
Andy E. Wold
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Currently, OmniRemote doesn't allow for the changing of Categories within a Macro -- a HUGE oversight.

Perhaps in the next version...
OP | Post 3 made on Wednesday March 7, 2001 at 14:27
James Kelly
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Wo! Thanks for the info Andy. An oversite like that is hard to believe. Any idea if the OrDesktop software fixes this, or allows for the successful programming of a basic screen jump in a macro?

FVI on the issue of using a PDA as a remote:
One of the main reasons I am trying this PDA-Remote arrangement is for the ability to completely control the programming outcome. The world of consumer electronics (AV products) is full of user-unfriendly characteristics. I am so frustrated with all the remotes out there that 'handcuff' you in terms of programming.
I have tried and have had mixed results with Pronto (takes way too long to program - and you need a PC, and I have never thus far figured out how to program a macro), HK Take Control (programming not too bad but lots of problems, again needs a PC and now discontinued), the new Home Theater Master MX-1000 (what a disappointment, you can't change the labels on the home screen! and the most needlessly cumbersome programming attributes ever).
It is not too much to ask for a simple remote that is FULLY programmable (no hidden shortcomings), fully relabelable, where each button can do whatever you want it to, no matter where it is located in the remote. Total control. Freedom. Maybe I need to check out the new T2 from RTI, but WO! it's expensive...
James Kelly
OP | Post 4 made on Wednesday March 7, 2001 at 18:15
Andy E. Wold
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The ORDesktop software doesn't add any addition features to the OmniRemote software, it just allows for easy copy/pasting of commands/macros from one screen setup to another.

My own personal wishes for OmniRemote are to get rid of the 15-screen limit, allow for simple User-designed bitmaps (much like the Pronto), and allow for import of simple Memo fields (such as a list of DVD's in my changer) and assign a macro to each title.
OP | Post 5 made on Friday April 20, 2001 at 10:55
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does anybody have a registered copy of ordesktop? im willing to trade some kind of software or movie (have it all...)
OP | Post 6 made on Saturday April 21, 2001 at 07:19
Dan K.
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