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So yeah I went from the g15 to a filco majestouch. The filco typeees sooo much better than a g15. It's like going from a hdd to a ssd.

There is just 1 thing that is missing. And those are media keys!

Since my keyboard doesn't have them, isn't possible to add media keys/short cuts through the filco?

or perhaps an external device for controlling media?

options I need:

STOP song, PAUSE song, NEXT song, PREVIOUS song, and LOUDER/SOFTER volume.

thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by Djankie View Post
So yeah I went from the g15 to a filco majestouch. The filco typeees sooo much better than a g15. It's like going from a hdd to a ssd.

There is just 1 thing that is missing. And those are media keys!

Since my keyboard doesn't have them, isn't possible to add media keys/short cuts through the filco?

or perhaps an external device for controlling media?

options I need:

STOP song, PAUSE song, NEXT song, PREVIOUS song, and LOUDER/SOFTER volume.

thanks in advance.
Absolutely! I've personally found that SharpKeys is the best for this because it doesn't need to run in the background due to being a Registry editor for just this sort of thing.

Here's my current configuration:




It's a 100% portable program too (there's no installer)!
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Thx mate. I'll try to use this one.
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Thx mate. I'll try to use this one.
You're welcome! If you have any questions about it, then ask them in this thread and I'll do my best to answer!
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TwoCables is just a sweet guy!

To bad you can't do combinations and still have the + - * / keys to function properly. I'm sure there in another program though. You probably could also browse to start a certain program as well instead of picking a list.
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Well, there is KeyboardLink. It works, but I personally have the following problems with it:
  1. It's limited (for me, anyway). I wanted to use my SharpKeys configuration with KeyboardLink, so I began this test by clearing out my entire SharpKeys configuration. I mean, I wanted to use the Plus and Minus keys on the keypad for volume up/down, but it's not an option. I can use any of the Alpha keys, the arrow keys, or the editing block (Insert, Delete, Home, End, Page Up, Page Down). That's it! Worse yet, those are the only mappable keys in KeyboardLink for EVERYTHING. SharpKeys is only limited by the Registry, which I means I can map any key I want. But KeyboardLink seems to overcome this by requiring the use of key combinations in order to use your shortcuts.
  2. It runs in the background. SharpKeys doesn't need to run in the background because it's just a Registry editor. Although, KeyboardLink only uses approximately 3.20MB of memory.
  3. In order to get your selected shortcut to work, you have to use one of the "Master Keys" as seen in the General tab of KeyboardLink (key combinations). The default is Win+Shortcut. For example: I chose End as my Mute button, so I had to press WinKey+End to mute the volume. But I could change it to Shift+End, Ctrl+End, or Alt+End. Or, I could add another combination if I find conflicts with other programs, like Win+Alt+End or something. This cannot be disabled.

This might be perfectly fine for some, but I prefer that all I have to do is press the key in order to get it to do what I want it to do, such as controlling the volume, or controlling whichever media player I have open. I mean, I don't want to be forced into using a modifier for such things. Of course, I know I'd be fine with it if I just forced myself to get used to it.

However, I can see where using both SharpKeys and KeyboardLink at the same time can be handy because KeyboardLink can create shortcuts that SharpKeys cannot. For example, one of the simpler shortcuts available in KeyboardLink is emptying the Recycle Bin. So if I used the Recycle Bin, then I could empty it any time I wanted by just pressing the key combination I set up for that.

So yeah, I guess I am recommending KeyboardLink as either an alternative, or in addition to SharpKeys.
Edited by TwoCables - 1/4/11 at 9:11pm
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post #7 of 14
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Yeah it's a shame you have to offer some of the keys, but it's worth it. Also one thing. I put scroll lock to mute, but isn't possible to make scroll lock the led burn? Because I thought that would be cool, when you mute/unmute you'd see the scroll lock led burn.
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you mean turn the LED on or off?
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Originally Posted by Djankie View Post
Yeah it's a shame you have to offer some of the keys, but it's worth it. Also one thing. I put scroll lock to mute, but isn't possible to make scroll lock the led burn? Because I thought that would be cool, when you mute/unmute you'd see the scroll lock led burn.
There might be a way to do it, but it sounds very difficult.

For example, if I change Num Lock to anything else, then the Num Lock LED no longer turns on when I press it because it's no longer the Num Lock key. So I suppose the only way to get it to continue turning on when I press it is perhaps by physically modifying the keyboard so that the key is an on/off switch for that LED.

So in other words, I think there may be no way to do it with software.
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The turning on/off of lock lights is controlled by the computer, not the keyboard. It is theoretically possible that you could find someway of making the computer light up that LED when the computer is muted.

Alternatively, you could just have it so that it mutes when scoll lock is pressed. The keyboard would be in scroll lock, but that doesnt make much difference unless you use Excel a lot...
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