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Author Topic: IDEA: Remote Keypad  (Read 2867 times)

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IDEA: Remote Keypad
« on: July 27, 2009, 08:50:47 PM »
I have a netbook with a touchscreen, and I'm planning to turn it into a poor man's (not so poor) Optimus keyboard.

The idea is that the software server will run on the workstation, receiving commands entered from the software client that is running on the netbook, and then triggered the commands on the workstation accordingly.

Since AutoHotkey does not seem to support network, we might need to code a special utility to send keystrokes over LAN.

Any ideas?
« Last Edit: July 27, 2009, 09:32:04 PM by 037 »

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Re: IDEA: Remote Keypad
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 09:19:18 PM »
Sounds like a job for 'Synergy', which is an open source tool that sends mouse and keystrokes over a LAN.

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Re: IDEA: Remote Keypad
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 09:25:32 PM »
sounds like a really fun project to me 037 -- maybe something that someone should start as a coding project.
i can definitely see the value of using one of these cheap netbooks or touch tablets as a glorified customizable keypad.

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Re: IDEA: Remote Keypad
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2009, 09:27:02 PM »
I use this all the time:  AHK Remote

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Re: IDEA: Remote Keypad
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2009, 09:34:56 PM »
@mouser: wow hi!  :greenclp: Thanks (again and again) for your amazing software!

@skwire: wow this is really really close to what i'd want! I think it's very possible that I can take the script and prettify it with a shiny UI and I can be all set. (but I wouldn't really mind letting a better developer to do it and kindly give my donation.)  :up: