• September 22, 2018 at 12:28 #5462
    ldorio
    Participant

    Hey all,

    Has anyone found a way to use keyboard shortcuts when the LiveProf window is not explicitly in focus? I’m using the Windows ver.

    I know there are other apps to hook the keyboard like Bome’s, that you can then setup as a MIDI device inside of LP, but that’s prone to breaking a whole lot more than having LP recognize keyboard input globally.

    Maybe if there was a checkbox somewhere in the keyboard shortcuts menu to recognize the keyboard when not in focus?

    October 3, 2018 at 10:39 #5485
    ldorio
    Participant

    Any word on this? Interestingly, this is actually very important to me, as the LP window will never be in focus during my usage.

    October 3, 2018 at 13:35 #5486
    lytz1
    Participant

    You will need additional software like keyboard maestro to send hotkeys to an application that doesn’t have focus.
    The OS System will always send hotkeys to the app in focus unless specified otherwise by 3rd party software or scripts,
    no matter which software you use.

    Best,
    tL.

    October 3, 2018 at 15:30 #5487
    ldorio
    Participant

    Since LP is 3rd party software, it could be possible that it could include support for this.

    October 4, 2018 at 16:38 #5510
    Nikolai
    Keymaster

    Hi
    Skeptical to this, In my experience having global keyboard shortcuts leads to all kind of strange issues.
    What if a user assigns “space” as go, then wants to write something in another app?
    Could you not us Midi or OSC instead?

    October 4, 2018 at 16:47 #5511
    ldorio
    Participant

    Totally understand this, but I actually have an application where I need complete simplicity and portability, and OSC/MIDI would really take away from that. In my case, the program is really only one button. I’ve wanted to assign it to a multimedia hotkey on my laptop, but that’s just details as I can use KeyTweak to reassign keys.

    It’s to the point where I’ve used Bome’s Midi Translator to hook the keyboard for this purpose (and send it out via a virtual MIDI driver into LP), but piping that into LP breaks a lot, because Bome’s has to be loaded first, then LP second. If you do it out of order, and somehow you save your program in LP, then you’ve basically unmapped your shortcuts and saved it. Reliability wise, it would be awesome to not have to do this, because when seconds count, the last thing you want to do is be messing with remapping the MIDI in/out because you messed it up by not loading apps in the correct order.

    Pretty please? Even if it’s just one key like Scroll Lock that nobody ever uses for anything.

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