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Windows 7: Outlook Keyboard Key - Change ?

26 Mar 2012   #41
tom982

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Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
Yes it does, just not from Jerome's shortcut key.

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.
You're also right, we just meant different things

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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.
Yeah, good idea. I hadn't considered that. I don't really know much C#, but I wanted to have a go at making this little console application as a little practise, I don't mind if it gets used or not. I think it would be better if he used a mail client - of which I would also recommend Thunderbird.

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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 unlikely 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.
Sorry, I must be missing something here (I've never had to deal with this before as I don't have these buttons on my keyboard), but isn't Setpoint a program? I thought that perhaps a launcher could come bundled with that.

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No way, you politely address the issues you had with my post and pointed out my mistakes.
Thanks, I'm glad you said that It's easy to interpret things the wrong way when it's just text on a screen.

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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.
It all made perfect sense, thanks for furthering my understanding of it all!


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27 Mar 2012   #42
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
Sorry, I must be missing something here (I've never had to deal with this before as I don't have these buttons on my keyboard), but isn't Setpoint a program? I thought that perhaps a launcher could come bundled with that.
Setpoint is a program and the Default Programs do have no affect on it, but Jerome's keyboard does not use it going by Logitech's website or any other program other than a simple connection utility in case of connection loss.

Two quote's from Logitech's website,
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The MK320 desktop does not require Logitech’s SetPoint software.
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This product does not ship with software. It uses the native USB drivers already present in your operating system.
The first quote does say "not required" but it doesn't say it won't work with it.
Alpha did post a link to the Setpoint software in Post #29 but Jerome has not mentioned if he has tried it or not and I'm not sure which version he would be best trying.

EDIT: Changing Button Functions on Mk320? - Logitech Forums
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You are not able to change the functions on the F-Keys as the keyboard does not have SetPoint support.
Well I guess that rules out Setpoint as an option.
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27 Mar 2012   #43
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Therefore the only option is to program it, I told you, I saved myself the explaining as the end result turned out what I expected.
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28 Mar 2012   #44
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
Therefore the only option is to program it, I told you, I saved myself the explaining as the end result turned out what I expected.
Program what?
Explaining what? If you don't explian things the best you can then we can't help you to our best.

There's two options, use a e-mail client if it works or use Tom's exe. Make a choice and let us know what you have tried to get it to work.

For example if you choose Tom's exe have you tried this
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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.
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28 Mar 2012   #45
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I don't use outlook or have it installed.
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28 Mar 2012   #46
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
I have a Logitech keyboard that has a email button on it, many of you are probably aware of these keyboards. The key is pre-programmed for Outlook only, is there any way to change it, so it works with gMail or Hotmail ?
Sorry the OP quoted above suggested you did have Outlook.
What told you it was pre-programmed for Outlook only?

Open Control Panel -> Default Programs, click "Associate a file type or .....", scroll to the bottom and look for the MAILTO protocol.

What is associated with the MAILTO protocol?
Did you manually set this at any time?
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28 Mar 2012   #47
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
Sorry, I must be missing something here (I've never had to deal with this before as I don't have these buttons on my keyboard), but isn't Setpoint a program? I thought that perhaps a launcher could come bundled with that.
Yes, Setpoint is a program, it came bundled with my Logitech keyboard. My Logitech keyboard has some custom keys for launching Word, Excel, Power Point, and some Programmable Hot Keys. They are special function keys like what you might find on a laptop. They don't work without the Setpoint software. My guess is the MK320 keyboard doesn't have them and thus doesn't need Setpoint. The Media keys like Volume up and down, pause, play etc will work with or without the Setpoint software. Without Setpoint they are locked into what ever windows assigns them. With Setpoint I can change what some of them do. The only way to know if Setpoint will work with the MK320 is to install it and see if the keyboard shows up under the keyboard tab when you run it. I have several different models of Logitech keyboards, Mice and a Trackball and run the latest version for all of them. If it doesn't work just uninstall it and try something else. Before Setpoint Logitech used iTouch for Keyboards and Mouseware for mice.
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28 Mar 2012   #48
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
I have a Logitech keyboard that has a email button on it, many of you are probably aware of these keyboards. The key is pre-programmed for Outlook only, is there any way to change it, so it works with gMail or Hotmail ?
Sorry the OP quoted above suggested you did have Outlook.
What told you it was pre-programmed for Outlook only?

Open Control Panel -> Default Programs, click "Associate a file type or .....", scroll to the bottom and look for the MAILTO protocol.

What is associated with the MAILTO protocol?
Did you manually set this at any time?
The MailTo protocol is associated with Thunderbird and I can only change it to Chrome, odd why only that program, that is the only option given to me.
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28 Mar 2012   #49
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
The MailTo protocol is associated with Thunderbird and I can only change it to Chrome, odd why only that program, that is the only option given to me.
I would assume Thunderbird is the only e-mail client you have installed or the only one that registers itself properly as a e-mail client.

Does Thunderbird open when you press the e-mail key on your keyboard?
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28 Mar 2012   #50
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Have a look in Control Panel > Default Programs > Set your default programs. I don't know if these settings affect the keyboard buttons but you could play around with the settings to see. I'd keep track of what they were before you change them so you can go back if need be. I don't have any alternative browsers or e-mail clients installed so I may not see options you do. I'd go with the custom section. If you already tried this and I missed it, then just ignore it.
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