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Offline Db23

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Suggestion: Keyboard pass-through hotkey
« on: 04:15 PM - 06/17/18 »
Not sure about on Xb1 but on PS4 you can plug a keyboard directly in and use it for text chat ect.

So would be class if you could have a hotkey that toggles the keyboard into a pass through mode, kind of like XIM Link but for typing on the PS4 itself..

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Re: Suggestion: Keyboard pass-through hotkey
« Reply #1 on: 04:38 PM - 06/17/18 »
This is a feature request others have made. Unfortunately, it's unclear if we would be able to accomplish this since we don't present ourselves as a USB keyboard. For this to work, when you want to go into keyboard mode, your XIM would have to reboot, then, when you are done, it would have to reboot again.
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Re: Suggestion: Keyboard pass-through hotkey
« Reply #2 on: 05:30 PM - 06/17/18 »
Ahh okay, that makes sense..

Maybe it would be possible to fake one of these attachments?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/192055390153?chn=ps&adgroupid=59205563692&rlsatarget=pla-431669164711&abcId=1134046&adtype=pla&merchantid=113709905&poi=&googleloc=9073602&device=c&campaignid=1340834632&crdt=0

Or use the bluetooth in the Apex to pretend to be a keyboard

Would be a nice quality of life if it was possible like


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Re: Suggestion: Keyboard pass-through hotkey
« Reply #3 on: 06:07 PM - 06/17/18 »
you can get a usb switcher that sits between your keyboard and the xim/console
that way you can use it as a keyboard with the console and with a single click its connected to the xim again

also you can pair your smartphone with the console and use it for typing if you have the console apps installed
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