The remote control "anyremote" helps me to operate a HTPC by a smartphone. The HTPC is built on base of Ubuntu 11.04 "natty" featuring GNOME. I have been looking for a remote control working with GNOME, and anyremote does a fine job here. I have created a configuration file providing the most important GNOME keyboard shortcuts, and some additional launch functions. With this configuration file you are able to operate almost all multi-media applications. It is not just as convenient as specialised configuration files as e.g. for vlc or eog, but it is rather generic.
And here is the configuration file:
% Anyremote configuration file for emulation of some GNOME keyboard shortcuts,
% and some basic launch functions by menu.
% Supported for server-mode. Works with all-in-one configuration files.
% The choice of icons is supposed to have a mnemonic effect:
% Some cribs help to remember the key settings. See comments below.
% Buttons and Icons:
% 1: Open the main applicatons menu. (F10)
% * 1: Close menu or other objects. (Esc)
% Icon "plus" means the access to additional features.
% 2: Up.
% * 2: Page up.
% 3: Maximise window to fullscreen. (F11)
% * 3: Open window menu, includes minimising and maximising. (Alt-Space)
% Icon "fullscreen" means the switch to fullscreen,
% and alludes to the menu window containing other window actions.
% 4: Left.
% * 4: Home.
% 5: Open file. (Ctrl-Q).
% * 5: Locate file. (Ctrl-L)
% Icon "folder" depicts the open or locate action.
% 6: Right.
% * 6: End.
% 7: Focus on previous object. (Shift-Tab)
% * 7: Switch to previous window. (Alt-Shift-Tab)
% Icon "rewind" indicates backward switching.
% 8: Down.
% * 8: Page down.
% 9: Focus on next object.
% * 9: Switch to next window.
% Icon "fast forward" indicates forward switching.
% *: Modifier for other buttons to reach alternative assignment.
% * *: Help.
% Icon "?" marks help.
% 0: Select object. (Space)
% * 0: Return, often same effect achieved by space. (Return)
% Icon "empty rectangle" is associated with space.
% #: Quit application. (Ctrl-Q)
% * #: Exit window. (Alt-F4)
% - Panel: Switch to GNOME panel. (Alt-F1)
% - Execute: Execute application given by name.
% - Text: Send text to remote host, "typewriter".
% - Backspace: Same effect as backspace-key.
GuiAppName=GNOME keyboard shortcuts
GuiAppDesc=Some useful GNOME keyboard shortcuts for application control.
Execute=Set(editfield,Execute,Enter application name,);Make(mode,exec)
Text=Set(editfield,Show text,Enter text,);Make(mode,text)
Set(title,GNOME keyboard shortcuts);\
* *=Set(text,replace,Help,1 - AppMenu/Esc\n2 - Up/PgUp\n3 - FullScreen/WinMenu\n4 - Left/Home\n5 - Open/Locate\n6 - Right/End\n7 - PrevFocus/PrevWin\n8 - Down/PgDn\n9 - NextFocus/NextWin\n* - Modifier/Help\n0 - Space/Return\n# - Quit/Exit\n\nPanel - focus on panel\nExecute - execute app\nText - text typewriter\nBackspace - backspace)
Ok($$)=Exec(xte "str $(Param)");Make(mode,GNOME)
You are free to use this configuration as you like. And if you have suggestions or improvements: Great! It would love to read them here…
Thanks a lot !
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