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Offline Tactile

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Soarer's expert help needed
« on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 12:31:27 »
I'm working with a Soarer's PS/2 to USB converter. I have a need to recognize a special key combination: a Function key & a letter. F9 + C, for example.

I've looked through the docs and it seems that this capability simply isn't there. I see key combinations with one key being a modifier, but not two "regular" keys. I was hoping someone here could prove me wrong.

Offline ShawnMeg

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Re: Soarer's expert help needed
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 13:48:12 »
I'm working with a Soarer's PS/2 to USB converter. I have a need to recognize a special key combination: a Function key & a letter. F9 + C, for example.

I've looked through the docs and it seems that this capability simply isn't there. I see key combinations with one key being a modifier, but not two "regular" keys. I was hoping someone here could prove me wrong.

Can you use F9 as a function layer, so that F9 + C will register whatever you'd like?  In the example below, I set F9 as a function key for function level 1.  By holding down F9 + C, the calculator app will open.  I don't know if Soarer's will allow macros that don't include a modifier.  Someone else more experienced can respond.

Code: [Select]
layerblock
    FN1 1
endblock

remapblock
    layer 0
    F9 FN1
endblock

remapblock
   layer 1
   C MEDIA_CALCULATOR
Endblock


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Offline Tactile

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Re: Soarer's expert help needed
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 14:15:20 »
I'm working with a Soarer's PS/2 to USB converter. I have a need to recognize a special key combination: a Function key & a letter. F9 + C, for example.

I've looked through the docs and it seems that this capability simply isn't there. I see key combinations with one key being a modifier, but not two "regular" keys. I was hoping someone here could prove me wrong.

Can you use F9 as a function layer, so that F9 + C will register whatever you'd like?  In the example below, I set F9 as a function key for function level 1.  By holding down F9 + C, the calculator app will open.  I don't know if Soarer's will allow macros that don't include a modifier.  Someone else more experienced can respond.

Code: [Select]
layerblock
    FN1 1
endblock

remapblock
    layer 0
    F9 FN1
endblock

remapblock
   layer 1
   C MEDIA_CALCULATOR
Endblock

What a marvelous idea. I'll give that a try. At least now I have something to try - I was stumped. Many thanks.

Offline Tactile

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Re: Soarer's expert help needed
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 14:23:27 »
Yep. More testing required but that does seem to do exactly what I need. Thanks, again, ShawnMeg!

Offline Tactile

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Re: Soarer's expert help needed
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 15:31:11 »
It all seems to be working great. Thanks again, ShawnMeg, for helping me turn this into the coolest keyboard on the planet!

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Offline ShawnMeg

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Re: Soarer's expert help needed
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 15 January 2017, 17:51:59 »
It all seems to be working great. Thanks again, ShawnMeg, for helping me turn this into the coolest keyboard on the planet!

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Glad to be of help.


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