How to input text with the remote control (1 Viewer)

Nikki Locke

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    How do you input text using your remote control

    My media centre is on the other side of the room, attached to the TV. I don't have a keyboard for it, and wouldn't want one.

    The other thread on this implied it wasn't supposed to be possible. I am a software developer - could I possibly write some kind of plug in? Where do I start?
     

    HTPCSourcer

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    There is a way to bring up a screen keyboard. But it is quite cumbersome to use.

    Server data, e.g. the share setup, can be input from any client. Not much text input is required at client level. I can think of weather private key input.l, which is terribly long.

    Can’t you just RDP to your client PC from a desktop/notebook to simplify things.
     

    Nikki Locke

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    You need text input to search for a program by name, for example.
     

    HTPCSourcer

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    You need text input to search for a program by name, for example.
    Right. However, doing this with the on-screen keyboard is IMHO a true pain in the neck. At my side I am using a small wireless keyboard for such purposes. Rare occasions for me, but that is of course subject to personal preferences.
     

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