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Old 09-06-2010, 01:55 PM   #1
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launchpad -- yet another hotkey manager for Kindle

This program was originally written for Kindle DX Graphite and later
extended in order to support Kindle3* operation. It has been successfully
tested on Kindle DX Graphite and Kindle3 WiFi and hopefully will also
work on older Kindle models.

Update: 14-Oct-2010. Now works on Kindle3. The following Kindle3-specific special symbols:
Code:
GBp
Euro
open Quote
closing Quote
upside down Exclamation mark
upside down Question mark
are not supported.


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launchpad for Kindle is a small program supporting extended input capabilities.
The main purpose of it is providing the ability to run any 3rd-party programs
from within the original unmodified Kindle Framework software.
It can be also used to organize custom keyboard shortcut operations and
to simplify input of special symbols...
See full README for further details.

To install:
- unpack the attached lpad-pkg-xxx.zip archive somewhere
- select the Kindle update package for your device model and copy it to your device under user root directory [/mnt/us]
- apply the standard Amazon Kindle update procedure

NOTE: if you already have a previous version installed on your Kindle, there's no need to
uninstall it first. Just save your custom hotkey sequence definitions, if needed.

Launchpad comes with some predefined hotkey sequences. See full README for details

You can easily modify the hotkey behavior according to you needs by providing your own
or editing the existing .ini files. After that, the hotkey actions database should be reloaded to take effect.
This can be done by the following linux shell command:
Code:
kill -HUP `pidof launchpad`
or by applying the default hotkey sequence:
Code:
Shift Shift Space
09/09/2010: refreshed launchpad.tar.gz -- bug fixes made, features added,
better default hotkey layout in launchpad.ini
see launchpad.ini.txt (attached) for details.

11/21/2010: maintenance release -- added InterKeyDelay option to allow long kindle-specific actions

11/29/2010: new release/new features. Source code is provided in a separate archive

12/04/2010: changed update package(s) version to 0.0.1a

01/29/2011: version 0.0.1b . added taking screenshot feature:
pressing Shift three times creates screenshot.bmp file
in /mnt/us == 'user root folder'

02/02/2011: version 0.0.1c . added a primitive "Remote Command Entry"
feature. See rce.ini for some details

Attached:
lpad-pkg-xxx.zip contains launchpad update packages
launchpad.tar.gz contains the source tree
Attached Files
File Type: zip lpad-pkg-001c.zip (311.8 KB, 44671 views)
File Type: gz launchpad.tar.gz (61.2 KB, 14009 views)

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Old 09-06-2010, 01:57 PM   #2
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Oooh thanks! I'll give a try!
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:27 AM   #3
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it works on DX us, usefull to switch between usb storage and ethernet,but top show the high cpu usage of launchpad.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:16 AM   #4
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usefull to switch between usb storage and ethernet,but top show the high cpu usage of launchpad.
thanks for trying. I confirm the high CPU usage problem -- shame on me
will come up with the fix ASAP. Will also describe more use cases.
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:11 PM   #5
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Great work.
Can you make an update package (installer/uninstaller) ?

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Old 09-14-2010, 04:33 AM   #6
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Can you make an update package (installer/uninstaller) ?
see the lpad-pkg.zip attachment in the original post -- these packages should work.
I'm getting the "the update was not successful" on any package on my DXG now, so am not 100% sure.

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Thank you very much.

What about CPU usage problem ?
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:40 AM   #8
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CPU usage problem ?
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:26 PM   #9
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Good working. Making play kindle more convenient
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:50 PM   #10
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h1uke, thank you, the script is very cool! But on Kindle 3 constructions:
1) X = "any latin letter"
2) A F = !/etc/init.d/framework restart
works perfectly and
3) O = #'('
4) P = @SHIFT-1.sh did not working.
Can you fix it or give advice how can it work on Kindle 3? I just want to localize my Kindle, so special characters and unicode characters is much needed!
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:19 AM   #11
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@h1uke, thank you for your great works. But current your launchpad doesn't work on kindle 3 due to the change of keycode from DXg. Do you have any plan to rebuilt this program designed for K3?

I already check the keycode of K3 referring to your ini file. If you have any interest, please visit the following website:

Kindle3 Keycode
http://hondamarlboro.blog112.fc2.com...entry-118.html
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:30 AM   #12
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so special characters and unicode characters is much needed!
sorry about that, but unicode is not supported in any form.

Special characters from the standard kindle search box repertoire can be freely used.
But, if your character sequence starts with a special character, you have to bring up the
kindle search box first. Press a 'Del' key ...

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Old 10-10-2010, 04:33 AM   #13
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Do you have any plan to rebuilt this program designed for K3?
I certainly do. Already got my K3 unit, so please stay tuned
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:44 AM   #14
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I certainly do. Already got my K3 unit, so please stay tuned
Wonderful news! Looking forward to your release
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:58 PM   #15
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update: Kindle3 operation is now supported.
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