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Send message to Keyup or Key?

Feb 05 2011 | 12:30 am

Hello Dear Cyclers

I’m trying to make Max recieve numbers through the object Random connected to metro, into the object key or keyup. What I wan’t it to do, is to think that there is being typed on the keyboard, so if I have a Key object, it will translate these numbers into qwerty values. I wan’t to fool my computer into thinking that I am typing on the keyboard for a thirdparty program.

Is this possible? Or am I facing too serious endless loop problems with this setup?


Feb 05 2011 | 3:16 am

you can’t fool key or keyup like this, look for [mxj.autobot] on the forums. it’s a Java class that can "create" keystrokes. a third-party program should be able to pick these up.

on mac you can look for the [aka.keyboard] object too.

Feb 05 2011 | 12:16 pm

take a look at this thread ->
and see post #6 maybe you can modify the patch to your needs.

Feb 06 2011 | 10:14 pm

Thank you both very much. Very helpfull information!

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