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    Anybody know of a hack like McPhling that works with the stowaway? I know I can use the cmd + # keys, but I'd like to be able to arrow through a list of apps a la McPhling.

    does it exist?
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    Can't answer your question but I'd like to ask if anyone knows a hack that can turn the Visor on when you press a key. I have my Prism set to turn off after a minute to save the batteries in long meetings so would be nice to just hit space bar to wake it up.

    James
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    On the subject of the McPhling hack, you may want to check out PointerHack . It will allow you to control a cursor using keyboard buttons. It is specifically written for the Go!type keyboard, but I think it may work with the Stowaway. I would think that you could use this to work with McPhling.

    On second thought, I guess it won't. I was thinking that McPhling allowed you to customize the pen stroke, and it does not. If you could, you assign a standard stroke invoke McPhling and use the keyboard to invoke the stroke (does that make sense?)

    I am going to write the developer of McPhling to see if he would implement something like this.
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    Originally posted by Kintama
    I'd like to ask if anyone knows a hack that can turn the Visor on when you press a key.

    James
    This would be very useful. I have often thought I could use this functionality. But I don't think this can be done with software.

    The Stowaway runs on power from the Visor through the serial port. In order to wake up the Visor, you must pass a current to the serial port (like the hotsync cradle does). The problem is that the Stowaway does not have any power to start with to do the wakeup.

    I had wondered if a small (watch) battery and pushbutton switch could be integrated into the keyboard just for this functionality. I am not an EE, but there are lots of bright people here at VC that love to hack these things together.
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    I am not that keen on the idea of adding a switch... I mean how much farther away from the visor's own power switch would it be? The power switch is a one button way to wake it up :-)

    My want was for speed... SO I could basically just start typing and it wakes up to record my data entry (that is because it shut off while in WS).

    But I figured that there was a reason you couldn't wake it up or it would already be done. I'm sure your right about that powering of the serial cable.

    THanks for you feedback.
    James
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    Originally posted by flips13
    I am going to write the developer of McPhling to see if he would implement something like this.
    Here is Mike's response:
    I too have thought about adding those feature. However, McPhing right now is in a maintenance mode. I have a couple tough bugs that I need to find before adding any more features. I also need to keep McPhling small and fast. The last couple updates have slowed it down significantly.

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