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I personally use unified remote for this. Install an android app, and an app on your pc, connect the two to the same network and that's pretty much it for setup. It has a remote for power, which allows you to shut down/sleep/restart your PC, as well as other remotes for controlling media, moving the mouse, typing, etc.
Unified Remote - free
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Unified Remote: allows you to control you computer.
You can separately control the mouse, the keyboard, see a screencast of the desktop, navigate the filesystem.
In order to work, you have to install a server program (avaiable for Win/OSX/Linux) where you can set a password, enable/disable features, etc..
I've searched for years an app like this then i randomly saw it in deal on the Play Store.
Unified remote does this. I use it a lot when using my desktop to watch stuff on my TV. Works very well, but I cannot imagine an average person wanting to use their phone...
You can try Unified Remote. It has so many more features other than making your phone a track pad. You can control anything on your computer while you're sitting across the room. They have a Mac client as well
I use UnifiedRemote: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote
Works like a charm for me. It even has a dedicated layout for Kodi and Netflix. But this ist maybe only avaliable in the paid version...
I think you meant Unified Remote, right? Which works as a stand-alone app or as Tasker plugin. Here is a guide by the developer on how to use it with Tasker. To unlock all the features there is a paid version for 3.99$.
Not an EventGhost expert either, but...
Instead of using Tasker, how about something like Unified Remote? You could even set up a
shutdown -s -t 0
command ready to just hit Enter with Unified Remote. Or a vbs script.
Edit: or simply leave the cursor on the x close button of your noise generator, and tap/click on the phone. Make sure you don't move it, though.
I use Unified Remote on Android, it does a lot more than just mouse+KB - with the full version and the right access in windows you can use it as a remote desktop on the same WiFi too.
It's part of an iOS / Android / Windows Phone (really!) app called Unified Remote, which allows you to use your phone touch screen as a track pad for your PC (great for controlling the PC from your bed, like pausing a YouTube video) within the same WiFi network. It can't connect from outside the local area network.
RemoteServerWin.exe the server side of Unified Remote to enable the remote control. You can download the free version from Play Store or App Store and the server from unifiedremote.com. Free version has 18 remotes, the paid pro version has 40+ remotes.
Unified Remote is legit. I've been using the paid pro version for years (literally, maybe since 2014 or something). And it has other remotes as well besides the standard trackpad and keyboard, they also have YouTube remote, Spotify, VLC, Netflix, Prime Video, Screen, Windows Media Player, WinAmp, Plex, Kodi, iTunes, foobar, GOM, CrunchyRoll, File Manager (you can browse and open any file from your phone), Minecraft, Command Prompt, Restart/Shutdown/Sleep, Task Manager, PowerPoint, etc.
To be clear, this is not a trojan or malware. If you kill the process, you lose the ability to control the PC using the Android app.
Of course, that's if you actually installed the server yourself and actually use the app. Otherwise, you can delete it.
Makes your phone into a universal remote for your pc or laptop.
Its great I can remotely control my pc from a distance and even type froma distance. The best part is that I can also access my folders on my pc from my phone. It also has a remote screen viewer where you can watch your computer screen from your phone.
Unified Remote should do what you're after, but it might only be in the paid version, I can't remember.
Have you tried unified remote? You need to install a client on your pc but it looks like it does everything quickcontrol does and even more.
Unifed remote can do this, and it has functions that can be controlled via the watch. Let me test it and get back to you.
edit: Yes! It can, you'll have to place the Google Play controls in the Quick Actions on your notification blind, but then they'll be accessible by the watch :)
also, link would help
Unified Remote. There's a free version you can use.
Try Unified Remote: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote&hl=en_US
Install it on both the phone and the computer.
I'm not sure which app you're using but Unified Remote (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote) does have a configured playback control for Foobar2k, and it may be possible to set up the quick actions it can display on the lock screen to control it.
Edit: Sorry, misunderstood this. Thought you were talking about controlling the desktop application from a mobile device. I just tried installing installing the official app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.foobar2000.foobar2000) on my phone, and had the lock screen controls visible without any changes on my end. I did look through the reviews and it seems a few other people have had an issues with it not being visible. You may want to leave a review/comment stating what your phone is, and the fact that the lock screen controls don't show for you.
You can use your phone and one of those pc-phone remotes to navigate the desktop interface. I know it sounds clunky but it works pretty nice. I use this one and it has custom "remotes" for your browser and other useful interfaces.
I don't have a tablet but something like that with a tablet may feel smooth enough.
If you have an android phone or tablet handy you could use something like this.
I don't use it for gaming as my rig has space for keyboard and mouse, but I use it for my media system and I don't see why it wouldn't work for AC.
Have you tried Unified Remote? I'm not quite sure if you can control the Windows Sound Mixer though as I haven't used it in a while.
This is one for pc.
Edit: This one for Tv.
>I use a sound generator at night to fall asleep, but that means I have to get out of bed right as I'm about ready to fall asleep to turn it on.
I assume you mean turn it off - if so, you won't even need Tasker for this. I often fall asleep to music, and have my computer automatically shut down after an hour.
You can do this in Windows 'Task Scheduler' (or Scheduled Tasks if using pre-7) by creating an event that runs shutdown.exe (with the -s -t 0 switches that /u/mecartistronico so kindly mentioned).
If you're determined to do this through Tasker, then as already mentioned I'd recommend Unified Remote. If you set up a task that runs UR's shutdown feature, you can create a task shortcut to put the icon on your phone's homescreen. I'm not hugely confident in guessing your Tasker experience - PM me if you'd like a step-by step on how to do this.
so if it's something like Plex an old windows media center remote works a treat. If you want something else I would recommend an app on your phone like Unified Remote - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote&hl=en
It has a bunch of remotes in it but essentially i use it as a keyboard and mouse.
hi. I don't know if you are aware of this program but it's amazing and do a lot of things that you said! I'm writing now with this on my PC from my mobile and it has all the commands like Control Shift Alt
I use the paid version of "Unified Remote". I think the free version had ads. You have to install client on pc and then you have alota control options. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote
The mouse i use since like over 10years is razer naga. tho is my third they tend to break. this current updated version has nicer buttons too.
You can use your phone as mouse and keyboard.
The trackpad on a DS4 controller is also useful for controlling the mouse, although that doesn't apply for you and your XBOX controller.
Your question is a bit unclear but I assume you want to to perform keystrokes and mouse clicks for your PC using your phone?
If that's the case then I reccomend this
I've used unified remote before, though I haven't used it in a couple years. It was decent for using the phone as a touchpad/keyboard, through bluetooth or wifi. Depending on the day it was near flawless or could be a bit laggy. I did try a few others that I can't remember, but I didn't use them long, you'll probably see some under related apps in the store.
Might be worth checking out the free version, there was also a paid version I purchased since I had some google credits so I can't really speak to how the ads are on it. Also, heads up it doesn't look like it's been updated since android 12 came out so might not work if you happen to be on 12.
Tu as toujours Unified Remote qui peut remplacer ton clavier et ta souris, il y a aussi des télécommandes dédiées pour Netflix et cie dans la version payante. Ça reviendra bien moins cher qu'un clavier sans fil. Ça marche en passant par ton wifi et non le bluetooth.
Je pense que tu peux aussi créer tes propres profiles de télécommande.
There is Unified Remote app for WearOS but it's quite limited compared to the full phone version (I can recommend).
Maybe you can write to the developer a request for new features
Never seen anything that has one function like that unless it was already built into a Bluetooth headset.
You could get an app for your phone to do remote for your PC like this one.
Got my PC hooked up to my 55" TV in the living room, with steam big picture you can basically turn your PC into a console. I also use Unified Remote to control the mouse from my couch, also has a task manager which makes swapping from steam to chrome easy in case I want to watch streams. I mean it takes some time investment to turn your living room in a remote controlled home theater with video gaming capabilities but it's worth it.
Over the years comfy gaming gotten more important to me than beautiful gaming. I can still play AAA games on my rig in medium quality event ho the PC is almost 5 years old.
You also don't have to build another PC if your current PC is ready for gaming, check out Steam Link.
Edit: Saw your other comment regarding mouse games, I agree however for turn based/pause games that are played with the mouse you can just use your controller. I've been playing through XCom 2 and XCom Chimera squad with the controller, you can set it up to work as a mouse (Steam Big Picture is amazing). I also play Oxygen Not Included with the controller without zero problems.
Could use Unified Remote for that. Use the phone as a mouse and launch the game. Don't know if there's some way to make Tasker do it automatically.
Unified Remote Full
Yes, Unified Remote appears to be an app that can accomplish many computer tasks via your phone.
Note: I haven't used this app myself, and i recommend doing further research on it before downloading.
I am not sure if we are talking of the same. I am talking about: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote&hl=de
You cannot zoom there, its basically an app with many remote with simple buttons (stop, next, click etc.). And there are also remotes only for media players.
You can achieve something like this with Unified Remote
It's fairly easy to initial setup, and with bit of work can be turned in to pretty advanced control center
Depending on what exactly you are wanting to do, for example if it outputs to a TV and you just need a control method, you can use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote&hl=en_US
I use this on my Xubuntu machine that is hooked to a TV to watch web content.
No problem, I just open the unified remote app on my phone and shut down the PC via WLan.
(Full version is here)
I just wished they'd give more customization features, e.g. using the widget you created as a built-in remote.
I use this for wake on lan, only works while you are connected to the wifi not remotely like - not at home.
All my TVs have Chromecast and I use my phone as my remote.
Used to use this with the CPU hooked to the TV
But with the Chromecast I no longer use that method.....I usually cast from chrome or Emby
Unified Remote and your music player/indexer of choice, it supports a bunch. VLC or iTunes will work just fine �� Not sure how you'd integrate your server into that though
If it's android you can try this. I don't have an android myself but the reviews look good, it's just a case of trial and error to see if the app supports the music player you're using.
Oh, sorry for the confusion. Both works entirelly different.
Xiaomi remote app works via IR blaster, that means you have to point to device that has IR reciever.
Unified controll works over wifi(and maybe bt) so you just need to be connected on same network. Its for pc controll. You can use your phone as a mouse, simulate key presing on pc, turn pc off, etc etc...
Remote controll app from xiaomi is best app for IR blaster Ive ever seen.
You can find unified remote apk here:
If you didn't mind it not looking like a single button on the desk, I'd recommend a Steam Controller which you can easily configure any of its inputs to perform multi-keystrokes while Steam is running in the background, and has its own dedicated wireless USB receiver.
Another solution is using your phone with an app such as Unified Remote which would also be very customisable. Wouldn't be a hardware button but it's still something you could sit on the desk and configure to be a single button to tap when you need it.
I've been trying to set up something similar using Unified Remote:
It's pretty comprehensive, but not so clear how to get started.
So far, I've been able to set up buttons for lots of actions, but haven't really organised them in a sensible way, let alone attractively like this setup.
I know a few people that use Unified Remote and like it quite a bit. It's primarily intended to be used to control home theater PCs, but in general it can also be used to emulate keyboard and mouse input. As far as I know, the keyboard it uses is actually just whichever keyboard you currently use in your Android build, which is really handy if you use an after-market one.
The one thing that makes it slightly unwieldy is that it's a two-part solution. You have to run the server app for it on your PC as well as having the actual app on your phone.
Perhaps Unified Remote, which should work on Android Wear. When searching the Play Store from the watch only the fully paid version shows up. Whether or not it's worth it see these discussions here on reddit.
Just plug in any cheap Android box (eg: Tronsmart) or an old Nexus 5 or something instead of Chromecast or whatever proprietary receiver/smart TV you've got. That way you can stream directly from your box instead of casting or re-streaming everything. And you can even remotely control the thing via Unified Remote or even just TeamViewer.
I'm confused... are you just trying to remote into your PC and control it?
You can use a VNC client like RealVNC on your PC and then use a VNC app on your Shield Tablet to control it. Or I just use the built in Remote Desktop feature of Windows and a RDP app on my tablet.
If you're looking to control it like a remote control, then you can install one of the many remote control apps. I used this one when I wanted that feature:
I would suggest unified remote I use it all the time, not for tv though. It can do ir and here are the instructions for it. Everything I've always seen about peel is that it's just a disease.
So Unified Remote allows for media control (pause, play, etc) in both of those services, but doesn't directly allow for searching. If you can search with those by URL (like taking a URL and replacing part of it with your query) then I can still help you with the methods I've mentioned.
You should know that for me half the fun of a device like the Google Home is making it do extra stuff, even if it means tying a bunch of services together with tape and rubber bands. If you're a "works out of the box" type of person, I may not be your guy.
Maybe something like Unified Remote will help you out? I'm not sure anything exists to do this easily with the Chromecast protocol.
Tack on Unified Remote and Sleep as Android
You can also get a remote app for your smartphone (I use Unified Remote) if you just want to browse the web or put on Netflix.
I use a great Android app called Unified Remote that allows me to control my mouse on the computer. It has some other great remotes that you may find very useful in watching TV too.
Make sure you use the Harmony software, if you can. It makes integration of multiple devices that much easier. Also, be sure to check you have the latest version the Flirc software.
You probably aren't going to be too satisfied with remote interaction on webpages; it's do-able, just not a great user experience.
Binding direction keys on the remote and single / double click actions will do almost everything on a PC. You can also just create shortcuts to shut down the system, though turning on the PC could not be done via Flirc since the Flirc would be plugged into a powered-down PC.
If you're looking for a more interactive HTPC environment, a wireless keyboard touchpad combo might better fit the bill:
Another alternative is something like Unified Remote:
You install resident software on the PC, and then you can control / emulate any function on your phone or tablet.
Another option would be Unified Remote.
It lets you control your mouse cursor via your phone, like a trackpad would. Also great for media control from your couch.
Wait, wait, I think I know how to use the phone as a keyboard with the computer...so long as you're using the google keyboard on the phone, it has speech to text capabilities.
Install this app on your phone:
Install this software on your computer:
It's a universal remote I used to use a while ago, it has the capability to type to the computer using it's server software. It's a bit clunky, but might do what you want.
To be able to send to the TV you have to have a Chromecast on each TV or an expensive smart tv with the built in capability.
You are also restricted to using whatever apps are available for the chromecast/phone OR you tie up a computer casting from a browser.
People are always reporting issues with everything ranging from audio/video syncing, things breaking after updates, to lack of people able to have choices in what you can do with audio outputs.
Frankly I don't have any of the issues I constantly see here with my PC's and lot more flexibility, for example if you want to watch a DVD then you have to go through various apps and tie up whatever computer you are using to stream the DVD from.
> or having to move my computer around.
Not a problem, each TV has individual computer attached and if I really wanted to (but don't except for one tv right now) I can use unified remote to have one device act as a remote for all my TVs.
By using PCs for most of my TVs, I have been able to repurpose multiple older comps (I have a lot) as well as not have to buy newer tvs since I can tie into any TV with a hdmi or VGA (for those without HDMI like the bedroom tvs) hookups.
Doing this has allowed me to essentially make any TV into a "smart tv" without the higher cost of buying a smart TV, as well as not being tied into a specific manufacturer and what they decide I may or may not need.
Perhaps this topology map better explains how I have my setup.
This is rough of course, doesn't take into account the remotes I use, remote access software, and KVM switches so I can access each computer from my main one. Only a couple of the computers actually have mice/keyboards.
EDIT: Course this is just my current topography, moving soon and the new place going to have a slightly different layout since I also have to tie in a garage with a couple comps/tvs
Unified Remote will let you do this. Think the Full version is on sale right now as well.
In fact, I'm watching a movie on my desktop right now and pausing it from my phone using that app so I can run and grab a soda real quick.
Check out the free version first, you'll need to install the software for Windows on your laptop before you can fully use it butt once it's all setup and provided you're on the same network on your phone and laptop you'll be able to do exactly what you want.
I've installed Unified remote on my old phone and my computer and use it as a small gaming-keyboard for game hotkeys. For example I use it as a "specialized" game controller for KSP, Flight Simulator and so on. You can also use it for remote media controls on a PC (useful if you use a PC as a media center), as a remote touchpad and so on. Works both via WiFi and Bluetooth.
Unified remote is a pretty good app for making selections on your phone, and it's in (very) active development. I would definitely start with a smartphone remote before dropping a lot of money on something like a Logitech Harmony. I try to keep my setup simple and devices to a minimum, which is one reason HTPCs make sense for me.
Gamepad controls aren't finished yet, as far as I can tell. You'll just have to pick up a mouse to do the clicking.
If you're sitting away from your computer, you could set up a smartphone to use as a mouse with Unified Remote
Yeah you might have a point, but I use Unified Remote on my phone for all my couch-based utility, typing with Swype and mousing with the screen like a keypad is waaaay easier.
Give it a go, the free version does pretty much everything you could want, I bought it to support these guys ages ago.
If you really want to use your smartphone to play google music on your pc, you should be able to accomplish that with a app that you download to your phone and to your desktop like Unified Remote. I agree with just keeping it simple and purchase a bluetooth keyboard to connect to your pc and control it that way though.
For me, it's Unified Remote.
I watch youtube and... other videos... before going to bed. Having my phone work as a mouse, youtube remote, VLC remote, plus about 60 others is well worth it.
Every time I run Netflix from PC to TV, this little app is perfect. I don't have to get up and it has so much customisation it's ridiculous.
I use Unified Remote. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote&hl=en
I have the full version right now, but I used the free version for a while and it was really nice. Connects through Bluetooth or Wifi and gives access to a TON of features. I use it to control my computer from my bed when I go to sleep.
Entirely worth the pro version. See if it has plugins for whatever application you are using.
Granted as of this point I'm just looking for a long range wireless mouse and keyboard because that's still just easier. Suggestions? :D
Oh then you need an RC6 remote with the MCE commands. If you have a remote app that supports WMC that should send the same Power On command. I do it with my Harmony 650 from complete off (S5).
THIS is what came up in Google for android over IR.
I've used Unified Remote before, it worked pretty well once you make sense of the every button for everything ever.
So, unified remote but free? Nice!
I like one called Unified Remote.
Unified Remote seems to be the consensus best app in this category, from what I read.
You could download the Unified Remote app for your phone and use that as a wireless touchpad for your computer.
I had a nice time with Unified Remote.
You might try Unified Remote . I've only used it briefly, but it reminded me a lot of Gmote, which I used years ago on my G1.
Unified Remote can control various media players including Google Music on your PC from Android Wear: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote
Unified Remote worked for my OG RPi.
Unified remote turns your Android phone into a remote control for your PC or laptop,
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Check Unified Remote.
You can make custom remotes suited to your needs
The file explorer remote can do that
Try this one.
Musst allerdings die Serverversion am PC installieren aber es lohnt sich.
Unified remote works really well. I have the sever start with Windows so it's always there if I need it.
Unified Remote does this on Android.
It's called Unified Remote
Tryy it with AnyDesk or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote
You make me want to switch to Galaxy. I only used Samsung phones, I don't even know why I am still stuck with Wear OS. Well, I know, because of Bubble Clouds. But still:
1) Google Slides has a Wear OS component, it even shows slide notes if I remember correctly (requires internet)
2) Unified Remote used to be able to control PowerPoint from Android Wear. Not sure if they still support Android Wear / Wear OS (works over bluetooth)
3) WearMouse was introduced on this subreddit a few weeks ago (acts as bluetooth mouse!)
That looks wierdly similiar to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote
Yes. I do this all the time on my Win10 tablet with:
Works well. Requires the server to be installed PC side also.
You could just install an app on your phone to control your laptop.
This is what I use.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote&hl=en free version
/you can find a pro apk easy enough
but i think it's worth paying for
I use Unified Remote to control Spotify from Tasker.
My computer is usually hibernating and is set to wake on LAN.
When I had an iPhone I used "WakeUp" which was pretty fantastic. I could wake, sleep, hibernate or shutdown my computer via the Internet.
Now with Android I've had trouble finding one that can do it all via the Internet. Unified Remote is pretty good. It'll wake up my PC via Internet, but the other controls don't seem to work unless I'm connected to the same network.
In a real pinch, I can use Chrome Remote Desktop (also available on iOS) and do pretty much anything remotely.
I've used this one before, but there are others.
There seem to be various options but this looks promising:
Unified Remote (if you pay for it) includes a lovely Netflix remote. Fabulous app, it's one of my top used things on my phone.
Talk a look at Unified Remote or maybe KDE connect
You can try Unified remote
If your phone and computer are on the same network, try using the Unified Remote app to type from your phone.
Unified Remote is an excellent android app if that is fine with you.
Universal Remote (on Android) is my usual go to. I tend to use it with my phone but you could have a dedicated device for it
I use this
Thank me later
You can use an app like Unified Remote
check this out
I think this is perfect for you
I haven't used this personally
did a Google search and this showed
Its been a while but I've used this before on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote
Sorry I'm late, but there's a workaround. You need a remote app, like Unified Remote (iOS / Android).
For this to work you need to run their server off your PC (download link) and then launch their remote app and use their "media" remote.
It'll work as long as you can control Deezer via your PC's media keys. I know it works flawlessly with Deezer's desktop app. If you're simply using their website, you'll need to install a browser extension that'll allow you to use your media keys with Deezer (I haven't tested them but there you go: Chrome / Firefox.)
i use Unified Remote.
This app should work: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote
This one looks promising
Check out Unified Remote, I've been using it on and off for a while and it works great.
Try unified remote
You might enjoy Unified Remote
https://www.unifiedremote.com/ and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote&hl=en
I use Unified Remote app on my phone to control my PC.
Trying to run the pc server for this app on startup. The command would be
oops, muy bad. not the app.
this is the one https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote
There's also a free version:
I used to use this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.Remote
> But then I have to sit there waiting for it to finish the next morning while it boots up. Also I need to reopen all my programs and run all my VMs, etc. So time consuming.
I gotcha fam, I'm using unified remote on my phone to remote control my windows system. Unified remote also has remote power control so when I'm on my way home from work, as soon as I enter the building where my flat is, I open the app and send a wake on lan command. The PC itself boots in like 5-10 seconds so there's enough time for the system to configure updates while I'm on my way to my flat entrance.
Edit: My phone connetcs to my wifi when I'm close to the building that's why I can send a wake on lan signal
> Do a little test for yourself, get a phone and use it to control a PC. I'll wait.
Can I recommend Unified Remote? Best experience I had controlling my PC with my phone. And Netflix remote comes with it.