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Re: Mach4 Keyboard Emulation
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2014, 08:38:30 PM »
Your correct Russ I started having all kind of issues.
I took out the keyboard emulation keys.

Guess they have some more work to fix that problem.
They do work, just nothing else works with them.

The 8 jog arrow keys worked fine for me till I added the last three features, then had to remove them (just the last three).
« Last Edit: May 03, 2014, 08:46:25 PM by Ya-Nvr-No »
Re: Mach4 Keyboard Emulation
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2014, 08:39:57 PM »
One other notice.

left and right arrows are already assigned to toggle through the TAB groups.

ANY key assigned in the plugin won't work Anywhere else while M4 is running, even in the background.

Tried to empty the plugin assignments, got all empty EXCEPT for the KEY box. It goes RED then takes whatever key you hit (as intended) but can't leave it empty.  OH ... just figured how to clear all.
Double click the Input Name box, right click and delete. Nothing will disappear but do this to ALL Input Name boxes, close that window and reopen and they will all go away except for the original line....with all entries empty.

Weird.
Thanks !
Russ

Re: Mach4 Keyboard Emulation
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2014, 08:43:22 PM »
Just off teh top of the head but would not setting up screen button to  HotKeys be better done from the screen editor. It sure worked well for Mach3. and very easy to do.

UNLESS someone can explain how to do it in MACH4.

(;-) TP

HI TP,
I never checked the button much, was just banging on it while fighting the kybd jog issue ... and seen that it didn't help.
But I'll bet you are spot on ... again !
Thanks,
Russ :)
Re: Mach4 Keyboard Emulation
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2014, 08:47:15 PM »
I took out the keyboard emulation keys.

This stumped me for a bit, care to tell exactly how you did it ?

I probably abused it a bit unnecessarily, but it worked  ;D

Thanks,
Russ
Re: Mach4 Keyboard Emulation
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2014, 08:55:02 PM »
Removed both the "mach4 inputs enabled for the three" and then "deleted the three names in the Mach4 keyboard config", seems to be working again for me.

Mine starting crashing everytime I tried to use the spindle start button, but would work running a gcode program.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2014, 08:57:25 PM by Ya-Nvr-No »
Re: Mach4 Keyboard Emulation
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2014, 01:38:30 PM »
UP/DN arrows are still locked to M4 Hobby and work NO where else as long as M4 is running.
Not like this in earlier dwnlds and pretty sure it was not like this before enabling, then disabling "Kybd Jog" plugin as they work in the earlier releases.
Something is stuck.

Might try to un- and re-install Hobby to see if it clears up.

Re: Mach4 Keyboard Emulation
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2014, 01:41:29 PM »
Pg UP and DN as well as lt and rt arrows are now the same way.
Seems every key i assigned in the plugin are useless elsewhere as long as M4 is running.
Although deleted and disabled, the plugin and M4 STILL have a grip.
How to clear ?

Thanks,
Russ
Re: Mach4 Keyboard Emulation
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2014, 02:10:37 PM »

Something is stuck.

Might try to un- and re-install Hobby to see if it clears up.


Yup, that cleared it up. (Steve was right .. as usual . it ain't ready :) )
Thanks,
Russ
« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 02:12:40 PM by Overloaded »
Re: Mach4 Keyboard Emulation
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2014, 09:30:34 PM »
If you would like to disable the plugin for the keyboard you can also click on the icon in the task bar and it will no longer take the key presses. The keyboard plugin was designed to take all the keys that it was asked to use.. The idea is that your KB would become a Machine Tool input device when it was enabled.. When it is out of that mode you can use it like a normal keyboard without the machine trying to move if you type something.

Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

www.newfangledsolutions.com
www.machsupport.com
Re: Mach4 Keyboard Emulation
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2014, 09:37:32 PM »
I did notice that little guy down there in the corner, but never thought to click on it.
Anxious to try it out next time.

Still curious why disabling the plugin and deleting all key entries STILL left M4 in control of the keys.

Only thing that cleared it up was the reload.

Thanks,
Russ