Custom Assignment, Long-press, double click and other extended hardware button functionalities
I know in the beginning it was told that all (?) buttons were re-programmable.
But I would really like to see other ways to make use of the existing hardware buttons. Extending the possible actions by using long-press or double click for example. This would make a huge difference for me as I want to use a lot of actions without having to look at the remote.
"implemented for stuff like GUIDE and MENU for TV and cable boxes"
Does that mean that we are not able to map all the hardware buttons to any function of our choice?
i.e. in a "Watch TV" receipt I want to map the Menu button for a longpress to the function "blue key" which is sport on Swisscom TV.
Istnt that possible? I can do this easily with my current harmony smart control remoteReply
Glad to have found this topic. I have a Channel Master DVR+ which when you press the MENU button the OTA schedule appears. Good, but I couldn't find a key/icon to access stored recordings. I remembered once during initial recipe testing I saw the DVR+ Menu but later couldn't find how to access it (It gives me access to stored programs among other items). Now if I long press the MENU button this DVR+ menu appears, short presses bring up/close the OTA Guide . I was about to issue a bug report till I found this out.Reply
Yeah, customizing hard buttons would be awesome! A few more suggestions:
- hard buttons should be programmable for different devices individually
- recipes should allow to change hard-button programming (so when I switch to Youtube, the channel up/down buttons do something different than when I watch TV)
- A little (optional) Info button at the top of the screen would open up a short list with all the mapped functions, so that new users have an easier time finding hidden functions)
- [EDIT] This might be a bit much... but anyway: When you press a shortcut-button on the screen that has also been assigned to hard-button, a little info-bubble appears for a few seconds, telling you something like "You can also access this function by double-pressing the Home Button"... that way one would gradually and easily learn all the options available...
Customizing hard buttons is a must in my opinion. Especially since some of the hard buttons just do the wrong thing. In my Swisscom TV setup for example, "MENU" does "GUIDE" instead of "MENU". I'm just not very interested in swiping through all the screens until I find my daily used buttons. Long press is also used on many devices, which makes the control of some devices hard (to not say impossible).Reply
Any updates on customizable hardware buttons? This would be really important for me.
Not even the Power button does the right thing for me. I have a recipe for powering up / down my system (including TV, receiver, subwoofer, bluray-player). But when I use NEEO's hardware Power button, it just switches off the TV. So I would love to map it to that recipe instead.
There are quite a few other buttons that don't currently do what I want them to do.
I think a universal remote should have that capability.Reply
We believe if you have to look down to your buttons while operating the device something with the design would be wrong anyways. Raphael.... Yes, please think about your own statement!
We can't edit the hard button commands. I start my "Watch TV" recipe and then pick up my Roku remote. Infuriating!Reply
Hi Pontus Lernhag Thanks for opening this thread!
I am hoping for the addition of play/pause hardware buttons -- for a remote that is handling largely AV remote functions, it seems like play/pause button(s) (if not also FF/RW) should be on the absolutely required list. It's a function that is best served by tactile/muscle memory rather than hunting/looking at a virtual button screen.
NEEO *needs more hardware buttons*
Elegance is fine, but functionality for a universal remote is paramount.
Hope they are listening.