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Panel mouse click to keystroke?

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Is there a way to convert a specific panel mouse click to a keystroke?I have a panel that requires a mouseclick in a specific spot, to change it's operational mode. This mouse click would always be in the same screen spot, on the same gauge.I'm trying to do away with as much mouse operation as possible, and this is the last thing on my list to do.Can anyone help me out on this?Thanks...Jim

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Bump.... Can anyone here help me out on this?Thank you...Jim

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You could make a transparent gauge. Dont ask me how

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You could take a look at Key2Mouse. It's available here in the library as shareware. You could try it out and see if it does what you want and then buy it. I use it for all kinds of custom mouse clicks in PMDG aircraft that don't have available keystokes.Cheers,Ian

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No, key2mouse takes a keystroke and converts it to a mouse input. The OP wants to do the opposite.The easiest solution is to write a simple xml gauge to do this.RegardsBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VSantiago de Chile

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Interesting, but I have no answer to it, sorry.

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Well, Bob, actually I did a little research on Key2Mouse, and it uses the X and Y mouse coordinates for the gauge 'hotspot', and allows you to assign a keystroke or macro, and you can even define it as a left click, right click, wheel up, wheel down, and so on.It does exactly what I needed. I originally thought as you do, and the title of the program is EXTREMELY misleading !!!You can use this little FS2004 module and basically take all the mouse clicks you use on your panel/panels and change them all to keystrokes. Get rid of that #### mouse once and for all !!!Thanks to ianj for the initial post that pointed it out to me, and to all who helped me out by offering suggestions........Jim

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>Well, Bob, actually I did a little research on Key2Mouse, >and it uses the X and Y mouse coordinates for the gauge>'hotspot', and allows you to assign a keystroke or macro, >and you can even define it as a left click, right click, wheel>up, wheel down, and so on.>>It does exactly what I needed. I originally thought as you>do, and the title of the program is EXTREMELY misleading !!!>>You can use this little FS2004 module and basically take all>the mouse clicks you use on your panel/panels and change them>all to keystrokes. Get rid of that #### mouse once and for>all !!!>>Thanks to ianj for the initial post that pointed it out to me,>and to all who helped me out by offering suggestions........>>JimInteresting utility. Had a quick read of the manual and it suggested that a key can only be assigned to a fixed x-y position that doesn't move. Maybe a stupid question, but can i assume then that the utility can't be used in the virtual cockpit ?Gary

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You can use it even in the VC, GAry, with a joystick button it will be easier. You need to allign the view prior to to sending the command, for example program a joystic button with a macro to recenter the standard desired view in VC, pause TrackIR, then send the command. So yes, it can be used in VC with the above limitations, otherwise the mouse click will miss the specific coordinate on the screen.

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>You can use it even in the VC, GAry, with a joystick button>it will be easier. You need to allign the view prior to to>sending the command, for example program a joystic button with>a macro to recenter the standard desired view in VC, pause>TrackIR, then send the command. So yes, it can be used in VC>with the above limitations, otherwise the mouse click will>miss the specific coordinate on the screen. I use trackIR in the VC and I rarely need to touch the mouse. When I need to click a button I callup a mini window (of the overhead for ex.) just like FS2Crew (if you're familiar with that). The mini window sits in the bottom right part of the screen while you do your button pushing - totally unobtrusive. I use FSUIPC to assign a button to open the window via ident # in the panel cfg. Key2Mouse assigns the click spots. Defining the mini panel is pretty straight forward if you're halfway comfortable with editing panel configs.This way you don't have to mess with aligning your view.Cheers.Ian

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