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KeyState

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crosseout
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Re: CSKeyState

Post by crosseout »

ouch... now I feel awkward having published this:http://crosseout.deviantart.com/#/d4o8dss
simulating keyboard ledlights was what I was going for, I had no idea that it had already been done.. :confused:
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KreAch3R
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Re: CSKeyState

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jsmorley wrote:
I guess one could put them down on the taskbar set to "stay topmost" so they don't fight the taskbar always wanting to be in front.
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Very good positioning, it even remids you of where the leds used to be (relatively). I try to avoid using "stay topmost" option, however, even I love the concept of a skin above the taskbar, because of it's persistence to stay topmost even in media player's full mode, or even screensaver. Now that we are talking about it, does your to-do list include a way to disable this? :) Perhaps by detecting a full screen (without taskbar) application?
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jsmorley
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Re: KeyState

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Dec 17, 2013: Updated the KeyState.dll Rainmeter plugin for some changes to the Rainmeter Plugin API.

New .rmskin in the first post of this thread.
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ZipD
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Re: KeyState

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Hi JS,

Would you be able to build in the functionality to set the state? So far I've been using a powershell script but its really slow.
Bekarfel
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Re: KeyState

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moshi wrote:there are many Rainmeter skins that aren't really useful, so let's add another one.
jsmorley wrote:I have good news and bad news.
First the bad news. [...] We would be happy to have this happen and would love to work with anyone who is feeling ambitious.
Now the good news.
I lied, there isn't any good news...
Brucewh
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Re: KeyState

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jsmorley wrote: February 6th, 2012, 12:11 am Dec 17, 2013: Updated my KeyState.dll Rainmeter plugin for some changes to the Rainmeter Plugin API.

This skin will demonstrate how to use the KeyState.dll plugin to display the state of the Caps/Num/Scroll keys. The appropriate 32bit / 64bit version of the plugin will be installed by the .rmskin.

KeyState Plugin Usage:
Simply create a plugin measure using KeyState.dll. The only setting is "KeyName=", which can be "Caps", "Num" or "Scroll". The measure will return either 0 (normal) or 1 (locked).

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[MeasureCAPS]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=KeyState
KeyName=CAPS
[trim]
In Windows is an Ease of Use/Accessibility option called StickyKeys. It provides the option to lock the toggle keys (Shift, Ctrl, Alt, Win) down until the next keystroke or until unlocked. Optionally, Windows puts a little icon in the ClockTray showing the Up or Down state of these keys. This latter feature is vitally important to users of alternate input and output methods (JAWS® screen reader, braille devices, handwriting recognition, NaturallySpeaking® speech recognition, et. al); how such tools function often changes depending upon the state of the toggle keys.

For those of us who depend on these tools, three things would be great additions to your creation.
  1. Add the other toggle keys.
  2. Add an indication (a red or gray circle around the indicator, mayhap) of each key's lock state.
  3. An "always on top" option that keeps KeyState on top of all windows.
Last edited by SilverAzide on October 14th, 2021, 1:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Fixed quote
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Neocube
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Re: CSKeyState

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jsmorley wrote: February 7th, 2012, 12:35 pm I guess one could put them down on the taskbar set to "stay topmost" so they don't fight the taskbar always wanting to be in front.

2-7-2012 7-32-37 AM.jpg
I like yours as it would be better looking in the taskbar area. Do you have it posted for download or is it a personal item?