[mythtv-users] mac mini remote: Living with 6 buttons

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 07:08:15 UTC 2012

On 21 July 2012 16:49, Monkey Pet <monkeypet at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a mac mini I am using as a mythtv-frontend with the remote that came
> with it.  The remote only has 6 buttons: Left,Right,Up,Down,P,M.  So how
> should I configure it so that it has the most functionality.  I am using
> lirc. Currently I have it configure like the following:
> 1. Up - Up
> 2. Down - Down
> 3. Right - Right
> 4. Left - Esc
> 5. M - Menu
> 6. P - Enter
> I used the left button as the Esc Key, losing the ability for a left cursor
> key. Wondering if anyone did anything more creative.
> Also is there an easy way for me to specify the LONG PRESS versus a normal
> tap?  That would give me at least 6 more buttons.

6 buttons with myth is just not enough.

The Apple remote can actually produce 255 * 6 discrete IR signals...
What I did was to learn lots of signals using the Apple remote on my
logitech universal one, and control mythtv that way with a appropriate
lirc configuration

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