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Using A Presenter Remote

Modified on: Fri, 15 Mar, 2024 at 11:24 AM

You can use a presenter remote to control EasyWorship from the stage.  If you are using a programmable remote you can change the key commands on the remote so that it can control EasyWorship, if your remote is not programmable, use the information below to change the hotkey commands for EasyWorship to match your remote. 

If you upgraded from a previous version of EasyWorship to EasyWorship 7.3 and your presenter remote isn't working anymore. You can follow the steps HERE to fix it.

Using a Programmable Remote

The standard Hotkeys for EasyWorship are:

PgDown = Go Live
Arrow Down = Next Slide
Arrow Up = Previous Slide

Arrow Left = Previous Schedule Item

Arrow Right = Next Schedule Item

The standard Hotkeys for EasyWorship 7.3 and newer are:

PgDown = Go Live

Arrow Right = Next Slide

Arrow Left= Previous Slide

Arrow Up = Previous Schedule Item

Arrow Down = Next Schedule Item

NOTE: (PageUp = GoLivePrevKeys is a disabled function due to compatibility issues.)

Change EasyWorship's Hotkeys to Match Your Remote

Using the Hotkeys Installer:

(These instructions will not work for EasyWorship 7.3 or newer)

  1. Close EasyWorship.
  2. Download and run the Hotkeys installer file: Hotkeys Installer
  3. Allow the file to run and replace any files it asks to replace.
  4. Open EasyWorship and test your remote. Make sure you click in the live area with your mouse when testing.
  5. If you wish to reset the Hotkeys file to the default settings, download and run the Hotkeys reset file: Hotkeys Reset

    Installing the Hotkeys installer file, makes the following Hotkeys changes to EasyWorship for remote and keyboard control:

    Next Slide = N, Down Arrow, Space Bar, Page Down, Right Arrow

    Previous Slide = P, Up Arrow, Backspace, Page UP, Left Arrow

    Go Live = Esc, F5, Shift + F5

    Black Screen = Ctrl+B, Period

    Select Next Schedule Item = Disabled

    Select Previous Schedule Item = Disabled

Changing Hotkeys Manually:

  1. First open EasyWorship and open a Schedule.
  2. Go live with the first item in the schedule using the mouse. 
  3. On the presenter remote, press the Next Slide button. Take note of the behavior of EasyWorship for step 10 below. 
  4. Close EasyWorship.
  5. Click on the Windows Logo Start button in the bottom-left corner of your screen, and type Run in the search bar and press Enter, or right-click the Windows Logo Start button and click Run.
  6. In the Run box that appears, type in %programdata% and press Enter.
  7. Double-click Softouch>EasyWorship.v7>Settings.
  8. Double- click on Hotkeys.ini. (For EasyWorship 7.3 and newer, double-click on Hotkeys.2.ini)
  9. When Windows asks what to open the file with, select Notepad. This what you will see when the file opens:
  10. If your remote is sending the next item in the schedule to the screen when pressing the Next Slide button, it uses PgUp and PgDn to navigate slides.

    Make the following changes:
    • Change GoLiveNextKeys to 0 (zero).
    • Add 34 to SlideNextKeys (SlideNextKeys=78, 40, 32, 34).
    • Change GoLivePrevious to 0 (zero).
    • Add 33 to SlidePrevKeys (SlidePrevKeys=80, 38, 8, 33).

  11. If your remote is selecting the next item in the schedule when pressing the Next Slide button, it uses the Left and Right Arrow keys to navigate slides.

    Make the following changes:

    • Change ScheduleNextKeys to 0 (zero)
    • Add 39 to SlideNextKeys (SlideNextKeys=78, 40, 32, 39)
    • Change SchedulePrevKeys to 0 (zero)
    • Add 37 to SlidePrevKeys (SlidePrevKeys=80, 38, 8, 37)

  12. Save the file (Ctrl+S).
  13. Close Notepad and open EasyWorship.
  14. Go live with a song or PowerPoint.
  15. Click on the first slide in the Live Window and the remote will be able to navigate the slideshow.


ASCII Number to Keyboard Conversion

Common Keys:

Backspace = 8      

Up Arrow = 38        

Down Arrow = 40    

PgUp = 33            

End = 35                

.(Period) = 190        

Left Arrow = 37

Right Arrow = 39

Space Bar = 32

PgDn = 34

Home = 36

Escape (Esc) = 27

A thru Z = 65 thru 90:

A  65   M  77    Y 89

B  66   N  78    Z 90

D  68   P  80

E  69   Q  81

F  70    R  82

G  71    S  83

H 72    T  84

I   73    U  85

J  74    V  86

K  75   W  87

L  76    X  88

Function Keys (F-Keys):

F1  = 112     F2 = 113

F3 = 114     F4 = 115

F5 = 116     F6 = 117

F7 = 118     F8 = 119

F9 = 120    F10 = Reserved for System Use 

F11 = 122    F12 = 123

If you still need further assistance, please contact EasyWorship Support.

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