Key Strokes for Windows....


    Dec 23 2010 | 11:27 am
    Hi All,
    HElp gratefully received, i'm using the aka.mouse and aka.keyboard externals in a patch to emulate mouse movements and key strokes, it works brilliantly but sadly is MAC only...
    Does anyone know of a windows alternative? I'm still surprised there isn't a standard object that does this?
    Cheers D

    • Dec 23 2010 | 5:59 pm
      Search the forums for the "autobot" java class for [mxj] it should do what you need on the windows platform.
    • Dec 24 2010 | 9:12 am
      Mate that's absolutely superb, cross platform as well, with both keyboard mouse and mouse wheel too!
      Awesome, just made my latest device suitable for windows as well, just got to unravel the Mac specific work i've just spent a day and a half on!!
      Oh well!!
      Cheers D
    • Dec 24 2010 | 10:01 am
      And just as i thought it was solved....
      Autobot doesn't appear to allow the CMD key on a MAC as a modifier.... Any ideas??
      Cheers D
    • Dec 24 2010 | 6:25 pm
      If you can find out the "command" key equivalent for VK_SHIFT etc then it looks like it would be pretty easy to implement, but I can't help you any further than that. Maybe ask in the Java forum and see if anyone there can help.
    • Dec 26 2010 | 1:31 pm
      Cool thanks, i think i won't complicate things, as MAC and WIndows versions have different keystrokes anyway i'll just set up a switch to divert windows commands to Autobot and MAC to aka.keyboard....
      Just got to see that freezing the device takes the java class with it along with the object,....
      Cheers D
    • Sep 15 2011 | 11:20 pm
      Does anybody know which key code does the autobot object use? The autobot.maxhelp file seems to indicate that the key code should be the "platform independent" code as determined by the [key] object. However, I have done a little experimenting and the numbers don't match. For example, the "platform independent" code for the letter "a" is "97", but autobot uses "65" instead. I can figure out what the letters and numbers should be, but I am having difficulty with function keys and other characters (punctuation, parentheses, etc). Also, what is the code for the "Command" key on Mac? And do the modifier commands (Ctrl, Alt, etc) work on Win7?
      Any help is appreciated!
      Best
    • Jan 22 2017 | 4:39 pm
      It uses Java Key codes. they're on this link.
      Different thing: I have the following issue with the autobot object: I use max for live Version 7 and if i have it openend in my editor window it works fine, however, if i close it und want to use it inside ableton it stops working. Of course i froze it beforehand.
      Best, Jo
    • Jan 22 2017 | 4:54 pm
      I would try 11strokes and 11clicks externals, crossplatform, AND nothing to do with Java, which can get a real problem, depending on OS used Java runtime installed or not ...