- A feature that sets it apart from other generic Windows MCE remotes is the addition of a mouse button that enables moving the mouse pointer in 16 directions. It is also solidly built and inexpensive, it has a good signal range and battery life. There is a standard plugin in EG called "auvisio VRC-1100 Ro" that works quite well. When installed, it suppresses the original HID mouse and HID keyboard drivers.
<EDIT 5 August 2012> I attach a new config version (vrc1100_v20.xml) valid for EventGhost 0.4.1.r1572 and newer. It incorporates the new OnScreenMenu feature of not stealing the window focus for the SMS-like alphanumeric input.
- In case you would like to make the changes to your previous config version yourself, take the following steps:
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<Action Name="Return True">
EventGhost.PythonScript(u'eg.result = True')
1) Open each of the following three action lines and untick the "Show a menu without stealing focus..." option for each:
Configuration Tree/Ubiquitous/Power Menu/Show Power Menu/OS Menu: Show menu: ...
Configuration Tree/Ubiquitous/Start Menu/Show Launch Menu/OS Menu: Show menu: ...
Configuration Tree/Ubiquitous/Numpad Control/Alphanumpad Control/Emulate Alphanum/SpecialKeys Menu/Show Special Keys Menu/OS Menu: Show menu: ...
2) Replace all actions of macro Configuration Tree/Ubiquitous/Numpad Control/CanUseAlphaNumpadInstead by the following action code:
<EDIT 27 August 2011> I attach the first version (now outdated) of vrc1100.xml valid for EventGhost 0.4.1.r1540, until r1568 that contains a robust application support for this remote.
The features include:
Supported apps control (exclusive switching):
+ WMCE, XBMC, WMP, VLC, MPC, PowerDVD, and sundry Win apps
+ Complete mouse control
+ Numpad SMS-like typing and 2abc/abc2 mode switching
+ Power menu on Power button; Launch menu when Start button double-clicked; Switch tasks on Explorer button
+ SpecialKeys submenu on Star button
+ Escape on Close button; Alt+F4 when double-clicked
+ LeftMouseClick on VolumeUp if mouse moved recently
+ Local Volume Up/Down if double-clicked
+ Monitor off if Mute button double-clicked
+ Channel Up/Down has special functions in some apps
+ Info button separated from RightClick in some apps
+ Directory Watcher-driven support for remote event invocation
Still To Do:
- Top eight buttons are not fully assigned in some apps
- Find out if one can revert to old drivers when logged-off