taskbar showing if xbmc started from eventghost

If you have a question or need help, this is the place to be.
Post Reply
stevvie
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:31 pm

taskbar showing if xbmc started from eventghost

Post by stevvie » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:45 pm

I use an original Xbox remote with the dongle on windows7X64 all is fine except that I have deleted all the number buttons (as I have never used them in xbmc) and assigned 3 to page up and 9 to page down, now these work ok. I have also assigned 0 to start xbmc and 5 to quit it. Now 5 quits it ok and 0 starts xbmc but if I start it with the desktop in focus which is normal usage for windows then xbmc starts and the taskbar is always shown. Does anybody know how to start xbvmc from a remote key and have xbmc start in front of the task bar ?

jonib
Plugin Developer
Posts: 1280
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:33 pm
Location: Sweden

Re: taskbar showing if xbmc started from eventghost

Post by jonib » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:50 pm

In XBMCs settings make it use fullscreen or use "Window\Find window" and "Window\Bring to front" actions. That's what I do.

jonib
XBMC2 plugin to control XBMC. If you want to flatter me Image

stevvie
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:31 pm

Re: taskbar showing if xbmc started from eventghost

Post by stevvie » Wed May 01, 2013 1:53 pm

thanks Window\Bring to front worked

stevvie
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:31 pm

Re: taskbar showing if xbmc started from eventghost

Post by stevvie » Thu May 02, 2013 10:58 am

OK bring to front didn't actually work I stupidly had eventghost window open and launched XBMC which seems to ALWAYS bring XBMC to the front. If the eventghost window is not in focus XBMC ALWAYS starts behind the taskbar when started through an eventghost macro. Can anybody show how to fix this. Here's a screen shot of my Eventghost macro
Image

Owel
Posts: 41
Joined: Thu May 31, 2012 5:51 am

Re: taskbar showing if xbmc started from eventghost

Post by Owel » Fri May 03, 2013 8:26 am

same problem here.
tried already with find window, bring to front,
also with some sleeping. did not work.

other sugegstions?

jonib
Plugin Developer
Posts: 1280
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:33 pm
Location: Sweden

Re: taskbar showing if xbmc started from eventghost

Post by jonib » Fri May 03, 2013 7:01 pm

These are my settings in Find Window:
XBMCInFocus.png
And I always get XBMC in fullscreen. If you don't use the "Wait up to" maybe the "Bring to front" is too fast. I did a test with Wait up to 0 and XBMC didn't get in focus.

jonib
XBMC2 plugin to control XBMC. If you want to flatter me Image

Post Reply