WHen prompted for the on screen keyboard it indicates you can double click the mouse or click OK on the remote.
While the mouse works the OK button does nothing. Is there a way to fix this so you can drive media center without
the mouse and just the remote.
- Changed type Sean Zhu -Moderator Monday, October 19, 2009 6:31 AM
Please don't laugh at this! I've had a couple times when the input from the remote didn't produce the expected result and by chance one time I used a different remote and the problems disappeared. Hmmm........since the remotes were identical I thought I'd replace the batteries and everything worked again. I only mention this........just in case :)
I too have this problem, would like to be able to fully drive Windows Media Center on Windows 7 with my Dell remote that came with my laptop. I think the remote maps straight to keyboard presses, so this could be the problem if Media Center is reading the source of the command and not accepting some sources.
I set the registry value HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Settings\MCE.PerUserSettings\showOskOnKeyboardEnter to 1, restarted the compuer, yet the remote ok button does not work.
OS: Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
Remote: VRC-1100, Vista MCE Remote Control
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Your advice on changing the referenced registry setting to 1 worked perfectly. Great fix! How'd you ever find this??
FYI, running Win7 Home Premium (32 bit) with Vista MCE VRC-1100 remote. Based on results, it doesn't appear to be an issue with this (or any) remote - a simple change to the registry setting solves it.
I discovered that the change in the referenced registry setting works great for bringing up the OSK in certain WMC screens, but it does not work in WMC screens for Internet TV searches or NetFlix searches. Any advice for these? I looked for other possible registry settings that might be specific for these other WMC screens, but nothing so far. Thanks for any advice.
wef42 - I am raising a beer to you :-) Perfect sir.
However, bit of additional info. I had an issue because my console has no keyboard/mouse and I can only login remotely as as admin user (my 'TV' user does not have remote rights - for security).
1. Logon remotely as an admin user and launch regedit.exe
2. In Regedit highlight the HKEY_USERS key and go to File->Load Hive
3. Browse to the users folder (in my case c:\Users\TV) and select NTUSER.DAT, then click Open.
4. Enter a 'Key Name' the same as the users name (anything will do actually...) Click OK.
5. in the HKEY_USERS you will now see a 'folder' (its a 'Hive'), open it and go to Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Settings\MCE.PerUserSettings\showOskOnKeyboardEnter and set it to 1, as described by wef42.
6. Back in HKEY_USERS, highlight the Key Name that appeared in step 4 and select File->Unload Hive. Ok, the confirmation.
Bob's yer uncle - all done.
Note. If you have hacked the Terminal Services to enable concurrent logins (IE. You remote in while the console is still logged in) then go to Task manager (Right click in taskbar and select task manager). Then in Processes tab click 'Show processes from all users' and then go to Users tab. Right click the console user and select Log Off. THEN do the above. Otherwise. when you try to load the NTUSERS.DAT hive in step 3 you will get an Access Denied error.
Thanks wef42! :-)
Found it. You need to create and set the following most obscure registry setting.
It then works.
set it to 1.
Worked for me using a Firefly remote. Thanks!
Freakishly weird that WMC indicates you can press 'OK' to bring up the onscreen keyboard, but then doesn't have the registry set to complete that action...