Feature Request---Virtual Input

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PEB
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Feature Request---Virtual Input

Post by PEB » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:08 am

Hi Andreas,

What would you think about adding some functions to Hollywood that could send key and mouse button events (presses) to the system's input queue---simulating actual keyboard and mouse button?

This kind of thing can already be done on Amigas using additional utilities such as:
http://aminet.net/util/misc/FakeKey.lzh
http://aminet.net/util/cli/recorder.lha

It would be nice, though, to have such functions available in Hollywood to use across all platforms.

I realize that such features may not have very wide appeal and may be somewhat tricky to implement on all systems; so if it's more trouble than it's worth, just discard this request. :-)

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Re: Feature Request---Virtual Input

Post by airsoftsoftwair » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:23 am

Rather unlikely. On Amiga it would be easy to implement through input.device but on other systems it's much more difficult and it also might trigger certain security programs and I don't want Hollywood to end up on blacklists because it simulates mouse clicks etc. Malware often makes use of such functionalities..

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