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Remote Control Software For A Single Application Window?

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July 1, 2012 3:08:01 AM

Most remote control software lets you control the entire computer over a network. I was simply looking for a program that would let me visually see and control a single application Window.

The computer I want unattended is basically a HTPC, and it would stream my shows and stuff to a monitor that serves its purpose to replace a TV. I have a program that can start a download for a 1 hour program, send part of that video to WMP, and then the program would continue background downloading that one show, while WMP played it. The thing is, I have to double-click the next show in the list to continue playback of the next hour.

I want a way to do this without actually interacting directly with the HTPC at all. One idea I had was having an automatic mouse-click script that goes off every hour, which might work. The 2nd option was what I mentioned above with the remote control to only that app.

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July 2, 2012 8:21:01 PM

Assuming this is a Windows PC, then no, there is no remote control software that can be limited to just one application.

However, on Linux and other Unix-like OSs you can have multiple desktop sessions at once, and if you run a single app in one session you would have full control over it without affecting other running apps.
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July 3, 2012 8:08:37 PM

There are presentation programs that allow you to share a single window or application with other members of the conference. The old MS program did that, you can select to share the current application for control or the desktop.
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August 9, 2012 7:35:26 PM

Hmm, the website is not even valid. . .
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August 10, 2012 6:16:32 AM

Yeah, he put in .gov instead of .edu

I fixed it, try now.

Edit: our friend here seems to have more than a few patent up his sleeve if you google his name.
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August 10, 2012 8:20:25 PM

I better keep my distance; I am allergic to patents ;) 
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October 18, 2012 4:24:29 PM

This topic has been closed by MouseMonkey
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