The System Tray
WinLIRC spends most of its life sitting happily in your system
tray. Four colored icons represent the different states of
- Initializing the hardware and reading the
- The hardware is not initialized, or an initialization
- Ready to receive signals. This is the icon you'll
- A signal was successfully decoded. This icon
appears only momentarily.
- A signal was sent. This icon appears only
Double-clicking on the system tray icon will toggle the main
WinLIRC window. Right-clicking on the system tray icon
will bring up a small menu allowing you to either toggle the main
WinLIRC window or exit WinLIRC.
The Main WinLIRC Window
Brings up the configuration dialog box
- Hide Window
Removes the WinLIRC window from the screen (WinLIRC remains in the
system tray and will still be running)
- Exit LIRC
Completely quit WinLIRC
- Remote combobox
Selects the remote configuration to be used for transmitting
- Code combobox
Selects the code to send
- Repeats combobox
The number of times to repeat a code (enter 0 to send it once)
- Send Code
Transmits an infrared code
The Configuration Window
- Port combobox
The serial port that the hardware is connected to. Select
from the list or type the name manually (for non-standard port
- Speed combobox
Sets the serial port to this speed. This important for the RX receiver.
- Sense combobox
Sets whether your receiver is active high or active
low. "Autodetect" is recommended unless that gives you
- Receiver type
Selects the type of receiver.
- Virtual pulse editbox
Sets the pulse length for RX receivers.
- Animax checkbox
Sets the DTR pin high (Animax receivers use this pin for power).
- No tray icon checkbox
Hides the tray icon. Running WinLIRC again will bring up the main dialog.
- Transmitter settings
Sets the default transmitter type.
- Inverted checkbox
Swaps the sense of the output signal (ignored for TX transmitters that use a software carrier).
- Hardware carrier checkbox
Prevents WinLIRC from generating a carrier frequency.
- DTR radio
The transmitter is on the DTR pin.
These transmitters are not
- TX radio
The transmitter is on the TX pin. The
same transmitters, but
with the signal wire attached to the TX pin instead of the DTR pin. Performance is greatly improved.
- Config editbox
The full path to the configuration file.
Brings up a standard Windows file selection dialog box to pick your
Go through the procedure of learning a new remote control.
The new configuration is written into the file listed in the
"Config" box. The learning process is guided and fairly
Try to analyze the raw data stored in the configuration file.
This is usually done after a "Learn". A successful analysis
will allow WinLIRC to recognize infrared signals much faster.
- Raw Codes
Prints the raw timing data received from the remote, similar to the
"mode2" program distributed with LIRC. This is the best way
to ensure that your hardware is working properly.
Save the configuration to the registry.
Cancels the changes. Note that the configuration file itself
may have already been saved by the "Learn" or "Analyze"
Copyright (C) 1999 Jim Paris <email@example.com>.
Copyright (C) 2000 Scott Baily <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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