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Modify Keyboard Buttons

By KussOmmakom
Mar 22, 2009
  1. I have 2 Buttons on my keyboard:

    one for bluetooth and one for something else.
    I want to modify them so when I press one of them, It opens a specific program I want.

    how can this be done?



    wa KussOmmakom
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    There's about 10,000 different keyboards in the world, and nearly as many computers :D

    I think you are best to tell us a bit more about your hardware (actually a lot more)
    You can start by doing the below ;)
    Please put your System Specs information in your Profile

    If you have a proprietory computer like Dell; HP; Acer etc, please manually write this in the mobo field (ie Dell Dimension 3100 - as an example)

    Please click on Yes in your Profile To this question:
    Also you will need to supply your Keyboard info:
    Wireless
    Non Wireless
    Manufacture
    Model
    Exactly which buttons
    So forth so forth....


    Generally it's just a matter of downloading your Keyboard program
    If it's a manufacture computer (like Dell etc) then you might find that program here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic117607.html

    Good luck :grinthumb
     
  3. KussOmmakom

    KussOmmakom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Acer Aspire 4710


    General

    * Built-in Devices Wireless LAN antenna , Stereo speakers
    * Width 13.5 in
    * Depth 9.7 in
    * Height 1.7 in
    * Weight 5.7 lbs
    * Color Black/light gray
    * Localization United States
    * Notebook type Thin-and-light (4-6 lbs.) , Budget
    * Wireless capabilities IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11b

    Processor

    * Processor Intel Pentium Dual Core T2080 / 1.73 GHz
    * Multi-Core processor technology Dual-Core
    * Data bus speed 533.0 MHz

    Cache Memory

    * Type L2 cache
    * Cache size 1.0 MB

    RAM

    * Installed Size 1.0 GB / 4.0 GB (max)
    * Technology DDR2 SDRAM - 667.0 MHz
    * RAM configuration features 2 x 512 MB

    Storage Controller

    * Storage controller type Serial ATA
    * Storage Controller / Serial ATA Interface Serial ATA-150

    Storage

    * Floppy Drive None
    * Hard Drive 120.0 GB - Serial ATA-150
    * Storage Removable None
    * Hard drive type Portable

    Optical Storage

    * Type DVD±RW / DVD-RAM - Integrated

    Optical Storage (2nd)

    * 2nd optical storage type None

    Card Reader

    * Card reader type 5 in 1 card reader
    * Supported flash memory cards XD-Picture Card , Memory Stick Pro , MultiMediaCard , SD Memory Card , Memory Stick

    Display

    * Display Type 14.1 in TFT active matrix
    * Max Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
    * Widescreen Display Yes
    * Color Support 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
    * Screen type Widescreen

    Video

    * Graphics Processor / Vendor Intel GMA 950 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0

    Audio

    * Audio output type Sound card
    * Audio Input Microphone

    Multimedia Functionality

    * TV Tuner Type None

    Input Device(s)

    * Input device type 4-way scroll button , Touchpad , Keyboard

    Telecom

    * Modem Fax / modem
    * Max transfer rate 56.0 Kbps
    * Protocols & Specifications ITU V.92

    Networking

    * Networking Network adapter
    * Networking / Wireless LAN Supported Yes
    * Wireless NIC Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    * Data link protocol Fast Ethernet , IEEE 802.11g , Ethernet , IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11b , Gigabit Ethernet
    * Networking standards IEEE 802.11b , Wi-Fi CERTIFIED , IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11g

    Expansion / Connectivity

    * Expansion Bays None
    * Expansion Slots Total (Free) 2.0 ( 0.0 ) x Memory
    * Interfaces 1.0 x Display / video - SPDIF output/headphones/line-out - Mini-phone 3.5 mm , 1.0 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - Input - RJ-11 , 1.0 x Audio - Line-in - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Audio - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) , 1.0 x Display / video - S-video output - Mini-phone 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Hi-Speed USB - VGA - RJ-45 , 1.0 x Network - Phone line - 4 pin USB Type A , 1.0 x Modem , 4.0 x Microphone

    Miscellaneous

    * Features 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN

    Power

    * Power device form factor External
    * Voltage Required AC 120/230 V

    Battery

    * Technology 6-cell Lithium ion
    * Installed Qty 1.0
    * Mfr estimated battery life 2.8 hour(s)
    * CNET Labs battery drain test: DVD playback (min) 119

    Operating System / Software

    * OS Provided Microsoft Windows Vista , Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    * Software Drivers & Utilities
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  5. KussOmmakom

    KussOmmakom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    You asked for the system's specs, and I posted it.

    what else do you need?
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Nothing at all
    You are are asking the questions, and I answer them
    Ideally you should have just updated your profile (as I stated)
    Anyway, at least I worked out that you have a laptop, that was a bonus
    Oh and I edited above with your driver and programs download page.

    Have a nice day. Glad it's resolved.
     
  7. KussOmmakom

    KussOmmakom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I gave you all the information you wanted about my laptop and you still wanted me to do that profile thing? lol

    also why your giving me a link to the Acer's drivers and programs page?
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Because that's what you have, and that's where the keyboard program comes from
    I'd download them all (you could be missing other stuff too) Except Bios update, this isn't even supported by the manufacture.

    By the way, when I ask something. ie update your Profile. It's for your benefit not mine. I don't have the problem.
    If you decide not to follow what I say, then I usually cannot help further.

    That's why.
     
  9. KussOmmakom

    KussOmmakom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't know why you really want it on the profile, you got all the info.

    it's like:

    hey I have a problem with my ride
    then you ask is it a four wheeler or two?
    then I post a pic of it ( 4 wheeler )
    then you say you didn't answer my question, read again carefully.

    LOL



    Anyone else who understands can help me please?
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Look go read what you pasted in
    Floppy drive info
    Cd drive info
    etc etc

    You know I didn't need that that info, actually the only thing that helps in that paste is your OS info and laptop make. ie about 2 lines worth.

    But when you pasted in all that other stuff, I thought WTF :D I don't need that.

    Now you couldn't be too concerned seeming you still haven't done what I said
    But to save some support guy coming on and posting and you give thanks to him, and likely no thanks to me.

    It's probably in your manual
    Go read it
     
  11. KussOmmakom

    KussOmmakom TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Dude there's no program for the keyboard there, just drivers.
     
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Launch Manager?
    You can't see that there?
    Well here it is:

    ftp://ftp.acer-euro.com/notebook/aspire_7730/vista/Drivers/LaunchManager_v2.0.05.zip

    Just happened to be in the link I supplied ;) (8 posts ago!)
    Next time read a bit more carefully DUDE

    Edit:

    Wrong link, I posted below
    Doh! I read the wrong manual too. Arrgh
     
  13. KussOmmakom

    KussOmmakom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    LOL don't have any buttons above the keyboard.
    this is obviously infos for an other model of the laptop.
     
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  15. KussOmmakom

    KussOmmakom TS Rookie Topic Starter


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    actually I remember this, I got it when I bought the laptop first time, it doesnt help.

    it just can let me change the buttons that I use, not the ones i dont (Bluetooth and the Other)

    so I disabled it before and there's no use from it for me.


    isnt there a program like this that can work on any kind of button?
    like a shortcut button manager?
     
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