3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 10, 2013 10:43 AM by Gary Scotland
Michael Diehr Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

I have the logitch wireless presenter R400.  This sends the F5 key for starting/stopping presentation, and the "." (period) key for blanking the screen.


I don't use either of those features, but I do use the K key feature to pause/resume quicktime movies. 


Is there a way to remap either the F5 or "." buttons on the remote to the pause/resume quicktime feature?  


I know you can do this for other features by using System Preferences/Keyboard/Keyboard Shortcuts, but you have to know the exact name of the menu item for the shortcut. 


Anyone solved this? 

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6 (11,320 points)

    This logitech controller is not Mac OS X compatable, ( from the spec sheet ) so it wont control Keynote properly. It is set up to controll Powerpoint.



    The keyboard commands "F5" and "."  are not Keynote commands, I know they are used in  Powerpoint.


    in Keynote     "."   is exit playback

    alt cmd P is play

    B is screen black



    The K command is a system command for Quicktime so this does work in Keynote for QT play control.


    The Logitech  is a mouse device and uses mouse button control.

    To change the control  of the logiteck you would need  Mac compatible mouse control software which isnt available for the R400.


    You would need  to purchase a Mac compatible remote control with mouse button configuration software to work with Keynote.

  • Dan Vrana Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Try using VLC player - there you can in preferencies change play/pause hotkey to F5.

  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6 (11,320 points)

    Keynote files only play in Keynote, they do not play in VLC player therefore your suggestion does not work.


    The original query was how to use a remote control to start and stop a Quicktime videoplaying as part of a Keynote presentation, not about using Quicktime Player or any other media player.


    The keyboard command to start or stop play a video in Keynote is the k key, therefore a remote control will need to use this command.