[GUIDE] How to change your Dell MediaDirect button's functionality

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  1. hankaaron57

    hankaaron57 Go BIG or go HOME

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    You are a god batboy! Glad to hear you're still catering to the XPS community too!

    Quick question: I downloaded your original turnofflcd.exe way back when. Is this batch file something that can be reversed? I just want to try it out before I decide to replace the current executable file. I don't know that I want to bother with a password when I turn off the screen just yet, just want to try it out at this point as I feel getting in the motion of locking the system when I leave needs some trial before a final decision.
     
  2. BatBoy

    BatBoy Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You dont need to download the TurnOffLCD.exe again. the batch file is just a couple of lines of instruction which tell the OS to run TurnOffLCD.exe and then 2 seconds launch and close the lockworkstation shortcut.

    Dont worry about the ping command - its an easy way to basically include a pause in the batch commmand - the OS will ping your local machine - thats it.

    You'll need to create the batch file and shortcut. If you don't like the result, just delete the batch file you created and change the registry entry to point to turnofflcd.exe instead of the batch file :)
     
  3. arjunned

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    This is brilliant!! Thanks bro. +1
    Cheers! :D
     
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  4. BatBoy

    BatBoy Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    No worries. Glad to help out the community. :) Have you implemented the remapping under Windows 7 or XP x64? I'll update the notes to reflect compatibilty with those two based on your reply. Thanks!
     
  5. arjunned

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    Yup. Works perfectly on both W7 x64 & XP x64. :)
    Thanks again.
     
  6. BatBoy

    BatBoy Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Excellent - thanks for the confirmation!
     
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    you are the stuff amazing is made of, thanks for helping me out so fast!
     
  8. ps89

    ps89 Notebook Consultant

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    Hello there. I'm interested in this. Do I need to have Quickset installed before adding the registry keys from the attachment? I'm using Windows 7 x86. Thanks. :)
     
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    Install Quickset - the the registry keys should be created automatically.
     
  10. discovery

    discovery Notebook Guru

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    sorry for the dumb question. I have remaped the media direct key to firefox.

    What happens if I delete the Media Direct partition and try to push the Media Direct button?
     
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