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Feature requests: Keyboard shortcuts for Previous and Next Track / Episode / Playlist item

plcnplcn Members, Plex Pass Posts: 29 Plex Pass

In PMP I’m missing 2 keyboard shortcuts that were present in PHT: Previous and Next Track / Episode / Playlist item. They are really useful if you are listen a music playlist and you want to skip a song. I’m using Flirc, so it would be easy to map them to my Harmony remote.

Are there any plans to add them to PMP?

Mac mini (end 2014) 3 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM

OS X 10.12

LG Infinia 47LX9500

Denon AVR-1508

Harmony Ultimate One

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  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 22,913 Plex Ninja
    edited October 2016 Accepted Answer
         "KEY_NEXT": "step_forward",
         "KEY_PREV": "step_backward",
    

    or

        "Home": "step_backward",
        "End": "step_forward",
    

    don't work for you?

    take a look at the keyboard.json file in the /examples subfolder

    https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/216459997-Create-your-own-inputmap

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  • plcnplcn Members, Plex Pass Posts: 29 Plex Pass

    @OttoKerner said:

         "KEY_NEXT": "step_forward",
         "KEY_PREV": "step_backward",
    

    or

        "Home": "step_backward",
        "End": "step_forward",
    

    don't work for you?

    take a look at the keyboard.json file in the /examples subfolder

    https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/216459997-Create-your-own-inputmap

    Thank you! I mapped Home and End in Flirc ant it works perfectly. Many thanks!

    Mac mini (end 2014) 3 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM

    OS X 10.12

    LG Infinia 47LX9500

    Denon AVR-1508

    Harmony Ultimate One

  • adam.kremadam.krem Members, Plex Pass Posts: 6 Plex Pass
    edited October 2016

    So those of us who are using Remote Buddy how would we do this?

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 22,913 Plex Ninja

    @adam.krem said:
    So those of us who are using Remote Buddy how would we do this?

    I don't have 1st hand experience with remote buddy. I understand it allows you to assign any keyboard key or 'action' to any remote button.
    So assign the Home and End keyboard keys to the remote buttons of your choice and you should be good.

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  • adam.kremadam.krem Members, Plex Pass Posts: 6 Plex Pass

    Well i'm running on a mac, so from what i've read, FN+Left Arrow is home and FN+Right Arrow is end, however when programmed neither one of them actually skips episodes forward and back.

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 22,913 Plex Ninja

    I can't say I know how remote buddy works. But if it just maps remote buttons to keyboard keys, then you probably only need to edit your keyboard.json file (see above) and assign the

    "Home": "step_backward",
    "End": "step_forward",
    

    actions to different keyboard keys than Home and End.
    Maybe remote buddy has difficulty with keyboard combinations.
    Or maybe there is some other reason.

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  • adam.kremadam.krem Members, Plex Pass Posts: 6 Plex Pass
    edited October 2016

    That seems to have worked, thank you very much!

    So it seems like that when i hit FN+Left or Right it does what it's supposed to, problem is when i tell remote buddy to do it doesn't >.<

  • adam.kremadam.krem Members, Plex Pass Posts: 6 Plex Pass

    So, i've installed a virtual keyboard application that has Home and End, whats interesting is the symbols that Remote Buddy actually sees when i hit them.

    Managed to get it to work now.

  • Xen0sysXen0sys Members, Plex Pass Posts: 535 Plex Pass
  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 22,913 Plex Ninja

    it's the up and down keys

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  • Xen0sysXen0sys Members, Plex Pass Posts: 535 Plex Pass
    edited May 20

    Down only skips back a little bit and up does nothing.

    Home & End do work as mentioned in this thread and aren't listed on the page. They skip to the next/previous track.

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 22,913 Plex Ninja

    You are right.
    I notified some people.

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