Easiest/best way to Alt-Tab with UR?
Matt Kimmich 01
My apologies if I'm the 105,748th person to ask this - I've tried the search function but haven't found anything specific.
I'm planning to buy or build a HTPC in 2016 and am currently looking at various options of controlling it remotely. Obviously Unified Remote came up, and I think it'll do well for what I'm hoping to do.
I'll probably be running various programs on the HTPC, so I'm hoping to find out if UR offers an easy way to alt-tab between programs, as I think this would be easier than using the Mouse/Keyboard option. Is there such a function, button or remote? If not, is this something that can easily be implemented by an UR beginner?
Thanks in advance for your replies!
I have a got a bit of a workaround (http://community.unifiedremote.com/topic/356/a-remote-with-various-useful-buttons-loungeroom-pc).
The applicable buttons (ALT, TAB, RELEASE) are shown here as widgets on my Galaxy Tab A:
The commands (as applied in the widget editor) are:
So I tap ALT, then TAB, then on my PC will appear the open window chooser, then tap TAB repeatedly until finding the desired window, then tap RELEASE. Gets pretty easy to use, though having the bigger buttons for TAB and RELEASE helps because I'm tapping them blind while looking at the screen.
I know I'm late to the party, but for the people from the future, I did this:
[email protected] Switch Programs actions.alttab = function () kb.down("alt"); kb.press("tab"); end [email protected] Esc actions.esc = function () kb.press("esc"); kb.up("alt"); end [email protected] OK actions.ok = function () kb.press("enter"); kb.up("alt"); end
Where OK and Esc are multi-purpose buttons but also release 'alt'. The way it works is I press the 'alttab' function key repeatedly until I find the program I want (since alt was never released, it's essentially hitting alt + tab, tab, tab), then hit ok. If I don't see the program I want, I hit esc. If you hit anything else, ALT will be stuck down; you just have to know to hit esc to release it.