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    How do I map a remote control button to bring up the date and time display on demand?

    What I want to do is have the date/time display come up when I press-and-hold the button that adjusts text size on the SB3. What line(s) do I have to add to my custom.map file to make this happen?

    Thanks!

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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    How do I map a remote control button to bring up the dateand time display on demand?

    > What I want to do is have the date/time display come up when I
    > press-and-hold the button that adjusts text size on the SB3. What
    > line(s) do I have to add to my custom.map file to make this happen?


    Try the following:

    [common]
    size = dead
    size.single = brightness_toggle
    size.hold = datetime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Herger View Post
    > What I want to do is have the date/time display come up when I
    > press-and-hold the button that adjusts text size on the SB3. What
    > line(s) do I have to add to my custom.map file to make this happen?


    Try the following:

    [common]
    size = dead
    size.single = brightness_toggle
    size.hold = datetime

    thanks for your replay, but shouldn't it be

    size.single = textsize_toggle?

    Also I've put the cart before the horse here with my question. What I should have asked first is, how do you activate the custom.map file, in other words, how do you make the SB remote use the custom mapping instead of the default mapping?

    Thanks!

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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    Re: How do I map a remote control button to bring up thedate and time display on demand?

    > thanks for your replay, but shouldn't it be
    > size.single = textsize_toggle?


    You're right, of course. Too much copy/paste :-).

    > Also I've put the cart before the horse here with my question. What I
    > should have asked first is, how do you activate the custom.map file,
    > in other words, how do you make the SB remote use the custom mapping
    > instead of the default mapping?


    Go to to Player Settings (web interface)/Remote. There's a dropdown list
    with key maps available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Herger View Post
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    Go to to Player Settings (web interface)/Remote. There's a dropdown list
    with key maps available.
    ... and the trick, which I for one keep forgetting, is that you have to create the custom.map (or fred.map or whatever) first - the menu will detect .map files and give you the option.

    Ceejay

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    It works!

    But in order to get it to do exactly what I wanted, I had to make this slight tweak:

    # textsize modes
    size = dead

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    The principle Syntax of Custom.map is clear to my, but are the possibilities somewhere documented?

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    Clock Remap

    Thanks; using this as a guide I was able to map

    brightness.hold = datetime

    in

    /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/IR/Default.map

    so that holding brightness at any time diplays the clock.
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