On 14 May 2007, at 5:38 PM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:
> On May 14, 2007, at 11:17 AM, Christiaan Hofman wrote:
>> On 14 May 2007, at 5:12 PM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:
>>> On May 14, 2007, at 10:59 AM, Christiaan Hofman wrote:
>>>> Correct. I'm not sure if it handles holding buttons and press/
>>>> buttons correctly, as nothing is documented. It should support:
>>>> Play/pause: Toggle Presentation mode
>>>> +: Zoom In (Auto-Size in Presentation mode)
>>>> -: Zoom Out (Actual Size in Presentation mode)
>>>> Right: Next Page
>>>> Left: Previous Page
>>>> If you have Sofa Control, you can also have a menu with some more
>>>> options when you use a script from the wiki (but this has
>>>> nothing to
>>>> do with the built-in support).
>>> OK, I am stumped. With the remote, I get to Front Row if I hit menu;
>>> and the volume goes up and down if I use the + and - keys. Other
>>> that, with Skim as the front application, nothing happens if I use
>>> the remote.
>>> A quick check of the consoles reveals nothing interesting.
>>> Nothing else appears to be broken, though!
>>> Dr. Adam M. Goldstein
>>> amgoldstein <at> mac <dot> com
>> It seems front row is stealing the events. It still happens when you
>> quit front row?
> Front Row is apparently always there waiting to be started---there is
> no app per se; if the remote is enabled, and nothing else is set up
> to use the remote, for instance, using Remote Buddy or something
> similar, Front Row starts. I don't know how to disable it entirely. I
> searched around with Spotlight and couldn't find any application
> "front end" for Front Row or any other interface to it.
> One suggestion, as long as you are working on this, is the following.
> In system preferences, in the security pane, you can choose to
> disable the IR receiver, which is what I usually have checked, so
> that I can carry the remote around in my bookbag without worrying
> about whether it is going to wake the computer from sleep, or else
> start bringing up front row when bumped around, and also, I suppose,
> for security. Then when class starts and I have to give the slide
> show for the day I go into security preferences, turn on the remote;
> and then afterwards turn it off, and again the next day, and so on.
> So: just as you disable sleep and the screen saver in presentation
> mode, it would be nice to enable the IR receiver when presentation
> mode starts, and to disable it when presentation mode ends, or else
> set a preference for this, or else just have a menu item for it. I
> don't use Front Row at all, and I only use the remote for controlling
> presentations (currently using Remote Buddy). This would mean that
> with Skim the presentation set-up time is reduced to zero.
> I just checked---I notice that skim presentation mode doesn't turn
> off the mouse-activated corners in expose---I wonder if this could be
> shut off too during presentation mode.
> Dr. Adam M. Goldstein
> amgoldstein <at> mac <dot> com
It seems you have to explicitly start listening to the remote, I just
added that. It would have been nice if the code had any
documentation. We can't just listen during presentation, as you can
toggle the presentation mode using the Play button. But I made it to
listen only when the app is the active app. That should be sufficient.
As for the active corners, I've no idea how those can be turned off.