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Windows 7: Outlook Keyboard Key - Change ?

23 Mar 2012   #31
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Where do I find the english of the iTouch Software ? I've looked and looked, this is really dumb that it is only associated with Outlook.


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24 Mar 2012   #32
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
Where do I find the english of the iTouch Software ? I've looked and looked
Are you reading all responses it's available from the ftp link in Post #26 but there is a direct link in post #28 and is there a reason you can't tell me the model of the keyboard, I've asked 3 times?
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24 Mar 2012   #33
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Are you reading all responses it's available from the ftp link in Post #26 but there is a direct link in post #28 and is there a reason you can't tell me the model of the keyboard, I've asked 3 times?
Yes I am, when I try to install 'sorry this program is not compatible with your OS'. I don't think it's possible, oh well.
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24 Mar 2012   #34
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

What model is your keyboard?
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24 Mar 2012   #35
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
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Are you reading all responses it's available from the ftp link in Post #26 but there is a direct link in post #28 and is there a reason you can't tell me the model of the keyboard, I've asked 3 times?
Yes I am, when I try to install 'sorry this program is not compatible with your OS'. I don't think it's possible, oh well.
I posted a link in post #29 that details how to install it in Windows 7.
Is there a reason why you won't tell us what model keyboard it is?
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24 Mar 2012   #36
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

With Tom's post you have been asked 5 times the model of the keyboard so I refuse to help until you tell us.

EDIT: Make that 6, missed Alpha's post above.
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25 Mar 2012   #37
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Mk320.
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26 Mar 2012   #38
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Going by this page, Changing Button Functions on Mk320? - Logitech Forums, your hotkeys cannot be changed and they use your default programs for their actions. It does refer to your F-Keys but I assume it would be the same for the others as they supply no software to do this.

As I see it you have two options,
1. Use Tom's exe if we can get it to work with your key
2. Use a E-mail client, set as default (should work)

I recommend option 2.

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One problem I know with Tom's exe is if you click a e-mail address in a web browser it will take you to the login page or open another window/tab if your already logged in but you will then have to click create a message and manually copy the e-mail address that you clicked.
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I use Thunderbird and I know you can add Hotmail and GMail accounts to it. The limitations and security of this I don't know. I do have a Hotmail account setup in Thunderbird and my mother has a Gmail account setup and we both can recieve our messages and send e-mails with text, have not tried sending attachments or pictures inline.

The main benefit of using Thunderbird is when I click an address in my browser it opens a write message window in Thunderbird and I can choose from a drop down box the e-mail address I wish to send it from.

If you go with a E-mail client you will need to set it as the default e-mail program. If you have a different client already installed you can test your button before setting up any accounts in it. I also believe Windows Live client can use Hotmail and Gmail if you have that installed but I'm not sure.

If you want to go with Tom's exe the first thing I would try is open Default Progams from the Control Panel then,
Select "Set your default programs".
Select Outlook.
Click "Set this program as default".

The place you copy the Tom's exe to should require you to overwrite the original Outlook.exe (I would rename it to Outlook.exe.bak) so check that it's the right location. If your using Office 2010 64bit it will be in
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.exe"
32bit in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.exe".

If the keyboard button still does not launch it try clicking a e-mail address in your web browser and let us know what happens.

Let us know how it goes or if you need more help with anything.
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26 Mar 2012   #39
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
Going by this page, Changing Button Functions on Mk320? - Logitech Forums, your hotkeys cannot be changed and they use your default programs for their actions. It does refer to your F-Keys but I assume it would be the same for the others as they supply no software to do this.

As I see it you have two options,
1. Use Tom's exe if we can get it to work
2. Use a E-mail client, set as default (should work)
Amazingly, my program works Although, I have to say, I didn't expect it to when I first wrote it!

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I recommend option 2.
One problem I know with Tom's exe is if you click a e-mail address in a web browser it will take you to the login page or open another window/tab if your already logged in but you will then have to click create a message and manually copy the e-mail address that you clicked.
Going to a mailto: address will launch your default mail client, or whatever you've configured manually in your browser. I didn't think it had anything to do with those shortcut keys? If you press them it'll either launch something like Outlook, a website or my tool; regardless of what option you choose, you'll still have to enter the email address manually I might be wrong though, I don't know all that much about this.

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I use Thunderbird and I know you can add Hotmail and GMail accounts to it. The limitations and security of this I don't know. I do have a Hotmail account setup in Thunderbird and my mother has a Gmail account setup and we both can recieve our messages and send e-mails with text, have not tried sending attachments or pictures inline.

The main benefit of using Thunderbird is when I click an address in my browser it opens a write message window in Thunderbird and I can choose from a drop down box the e-mail address I wish to send it from.

If you go with a E-mail client you will need to set it as the default e-mail program. If you have a different client already installed you can test your button before setting up any accounts in it. I also believe Windows Live client can use Hotmail and Gmail if you have that installed but I'm not sure.

If you want to go with Tom's exe the first thing I would try is open Default Progams from the Control Panel then,
Select "Set your default programs".
Select Outlook.
Click "Set this program as default".
I wouldn't do this to be honest, my tool isn't a mail client at all. If JerometheGiraff is only using web clients, then there's no need for changing these settings because they won't have any effect

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The place you copy the Tom's exe to should require you to overwrite the original Outlook.exe (I would rename it to Outlook.exe.bak) so check that it's the right location. If your using Office 2010 64bit it will be in
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.exe"
32bit in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.exe".

If the keyboard button still does not launch it try clicking a e-mail address in your web browser and let us know what happens.

Let us know how it goes or if you need more help with anything.
We've already tried that location and it didn't work. If we can get this software configured, then hopefully we can see where it's launching Outlook from, it might have an Outlook launcher built into the program.

I hope this doesn't come across the wrong way Duzzy, sorry if it does, I meant it in a much more light-hearted way!
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26 Mar 2012   #40
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
Amazingly, my program works Although, I have to say, I didn't expect it to when I first wrote it!
Yes it does, just not from Jerome's shortcut key.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
Going to a mailto: address will launch your default mail client, or whatever you've configured manually in your browser. I didn't think it had anything to do with those shortcut keys? If you press them it'll either launch something like Outlook, a website or my tool; regardless of what option you choose, you'll still have to enter the email address manually I might be wrong though, I don't know all that much about this.
You are right here. I wasn't thinking, those shorcut keys do only open the e-mail client so my statement would be invalid. But using option 2 should work with both the key and e-mail links and with links there will be no need to copy the address.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
I wouldn't do this to be honest, my tool isn't a mail client at all. If JerometheGiraff is only using web clients, then there's no need for changing these settings because they won't have any effect
I not sure if your talking about using Thunderbird or just the steps for using your exe. I still think using a client that can setup Hotmail and GMail accounts and set it as the default for e-mails would be the best idea if it launches using his key but that is my opinion.

EDIT: There's the added benefit I forgot you don't need to browse to two pages, just have to put in both passwords to check mail or one if you only want to check one.

The steps for your exe is just a precaution. If the shortcut keys are using his default programs and your replacing Outlook.exe then making sure Outlook is still the default e-mail program can't hurt. The main thing is that Jerome makes sure a original Outlook.exe file exist where he places yours.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
We've already tried that location and it didn't work. If we can get this software configured, then hopefully we can see where it's launching Outlook from, it might have an Outlook launcher built into the program.
I'm not sure as to why other than what I said above. As for an Outlook launcher built into the program, well theres no program/software and I would think it's unlikly it's hard coded in the keyboard to only work with Outlook, but maybe your right.

With Outlook set as my Default client and using your exe it works for me when I click a e-mail address in Firefox or change Setpoint to use it for my key or launch it from the start menu. His couldn't be hard coded, not all home users use Outlook. This would be a big mistake on Logitech's behalf.

So if he trys to click a e-mail address and your exe fails to launch we know somethings wrong with either the location, the default programs or it hard coded some way. I tested it with Firefox and IE9. He will need the client set correctly in the browsers settings though.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
I hope this doesn't come across the wrong way Duzzy, sorry if it does, I meant it in a much more light-hearted way!
No way, you politely address the issues you had with my post and pointed out my mistakes.

Well I hope that all makes sense, but you will need to refer to the above post for the original quotes though.
I've also edited my last post to note the invalid statement and the Option 1 line.
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