Your Universal Remote Control Center
RemoteCentral.com
Complete Control by URC Forum - View Post
Previous section Next section Up level
Up level
The following page was printed from RemoteCentral.com:

Login:
Pass:
 
 

Topic:
log off using macro MX-880
This thread has 4 replies. Displaying all posts.
Post 1 made on Sunday November 25, 2012 at 23:12
Lifespeed
Long Time Member
Joined:
Posts:
February 2012
12
I would like to create a macro to turn on the TV, amp, and log in to the Windows Media Center PC.  The opposite action would be to turn off the TV, AMP, and log out of Windows 7.

How can I implement the logout action in Windows using a remote control?  It can be done by navigating through the menus in Windows Media Center, but that is dependent on where you came from in the menu, and not possible to make into a macro.
Lifespeed
Post 2 made on Monday November 26, 2012 at 10:30
kgossen
Super Member
Joined:
Posts:
March 2008
3,026
On November 25, 2012 at 23:12, Lifespeed said...
It can be done by navigating through the menus in Windows Media Center, but that is dependent on where you came from in the menu, and not possible to make into a macro.

Asked and answered his own question.
"Quality isn't expensive, it's Priceless!"
Post 3 made on Monday November 26, 2012 at 12:35
Duct Tape
Loyal Member
Joined:
Posts:
November 2008
5,301
you can use other pieces of software to make it work.

look into eventghost.  www.eventghost.org

it can take any ir command you send it, and turn it into any system command, such as restart, shutdown, log off, hibernate, etc.
[Link: facebook.com]
OP | Post 4 made on Tuesday November 27, 2012 at 17:38
Lifespeed
Long Time Member
Joined:
Posts:
February 2012
12
On November 26, 2012 at 12:35, Duct Tape said...
you can use other pieces of software to make it work.

look into eventghost.  www.eventghost.org

it can take any ir command you send it, and turn it into any system command, such as restart, shutdown, log off, hibernate, etc.

Thanks, I'll look into this.  Sounds like what I need.  One softkey to log out, turn off the TV and power down the amps.
Lifespeed
OP | Post 5 made on Wednesday November 28, 2012 at 11:42
Lifespeed
Long Time Member
Joined:
Posts:
February 2012
12

It turns out this feature is available from iMON software (I have a Windows Media Center IR receiver, IR310, using Soundgraph iMON drivers).  Under windows commands, power tab, one can simply assign a button to log off.  I assigned the red WMC remote button.  Now, I am using an MX-880 and it's pre-programmed support for WMC, while good, did not include the red, green, yellow and blue buttons.  So I had the MX-880 learn these using a WMC remote.

The result is a very nice solution.  By assigning a macro I can press one button to turn on the TV, amplifiers, and log in as well as do the reverse, logging out when I am done using the HTPC.  And because it is RF (repeating to blasters stuck to the components) there are no "misses" with line-of-sight IR signals.

Lifespeed


Jump to


Protected Feature Before you can reply to a message...
You must first register for a Remote Central user account - it's fast and free! Or, if you already have an account, please login now.

Please read the following: Unsolicited commercial advertisements are absolutely not permitted on this forum. Other private buy & sell messages should be posted to our Marketplace. For information on how to advertise your service or product click here. Remote Central reserves the right to remove or modify any post that is deemed inappropriate.

Hosting Services by ipHouse