HP QUICKPLAY - Give me one reason why I shouldn't uninstall this

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  1. cloudnine

    cloudnine Scribbler - Standard Member

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    So QP needs to be installed, but what services/processes are necessary for the buttons to work?
     
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  3. lowlife

    lowlife Addicted to gadgets

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    I continue to be impressed with what is happening here. You guys are quickly moving toward serious hacking of this computer (TX series). I have seen and was part of the same process with my HTC cell phones about 3 years ago and still going strong. Here is the file that I use it turns on my onenote (via the DVD button) and turns off my monitor (via the circle w/ arrow button) without putting my computer to sleep. That way I can turn it on more quickly during a lecture etc.

    Here is my code: this is for the 32 bit version bummed off of everyone elses work. :D



    IF "%1"=="MY_DVD" "C:\Program Files\Microsoft office\office12\onenote.exe"
    IF "%1"=="ROOT" "C:\Monitor off program\monitoroff.exe"
    IF "%1"=="" "C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QP.bak.exe"
    EXIT



    Here is the Monitor off file:
     

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  4. Bollox

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    Ha Ha, it's funny, I'd just today knocked up a program after hacking around with these buttons. If I had stumbled across this thread earlier it might have saved me an hour of hacking.

    I'm going to upload a program I just wrote, you edit the config file (text file) to launch what you want.

    I just need to add in the different parameters to be able to tell which of the 2 buttons it is and then I'll upload it shortly.

    The program needs the .net v2 framework to be installed.
     
  5. Bollox

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    Here Ya go. Should be pretty self explanatory.....

    Comes with all the usual caveats, backup your machine, etc, etc, your mileage may vary......

    It's had extensive testing.... Well, actually I only ran it once before posting it up here, and I never bothered to check the parameters worked, but there's no reason they shouldn't.

    That's probably as far as we need the program to go, but if you want changes/additions, email me and I might consider it if they are quick and easy.

    It needs the .net framework v2 installed, and when you run it first time you've got to click the "always allow this" checkbox in the bottom left hand corner so it doesn't keep popping up.

    Also, it's 32bit.
     

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  6. fzx101

    fzx101 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Has anyone thought of pointing the batch file to shortcuts?
    Something like:

    IF "%1"=="MY_DVD" "C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\prog1.lnk"
    IF "%1"=="ROOT" "C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\prog2.lnk"
    IF "%1"=="" "C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QP.bak.exe"
    EXIT

    That way when you want to change what the button does, you just update some shortcuts in the folder rather than recompile the exe.
     
  7. Bollox

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    If you run the exe I posted, you just edit theconfig file, and point it to run whatever you like (batch file, exe, lnk, whatever).

    <add key="DVDButtonExeName" value="%ProgramFiles%\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe"/>
    <add key="DVDButtonParameters" value=""/>
    <add key="CircleButtonExeName" value="%ProgramFiles%\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe"/>
    <add key="CircleButtonParameters" value=""/>
     
  8. fzx101

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    Here's my final solution- should work with Vista 64 or 32, and requires no compiling.

    In C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\
    1. Rename QP.exe to QP.bak.exe

    2. Put the new QP.exe in the directory.

    3. Put shortcuts named "Button1" and "Button2" in the directory.

    Done!

    The batch file contains:

    IF "%1"=="MY_DVD" Button1.lnk
    IF "%1"=="ROOT" Button2.lnk
    IF "%1"=="" QP.bak.exe
    EXIT

    I was going to upload my exe, but it's too big for the forum's server....Oh well.. I'll host it eventually if there's any interest.
     
  9. cloudnine

    cloudnine Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I'm interested! If it works better than the b2e solution (no compiling, extra processes on run) please post the exe!
     
  10. fzx101

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    Here's the file.

    So again, rename QP.exe to QP.bak.exe

    Unzip the file contents into the QP directory.

    I've included a few shortcuts in the zip- I have the dvd button launch a website, the circle button launches skype and the buttons on the remote launch Powerpoint.

    to change what the button does, simply make a shortcut to whatever application or website you want and name it "Button1", "Button2" or "Remote".
     

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