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Pre-configured SumatraPDF + JoyToKey to view PDF's with a controller in LaunchBox

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This is a pre-configured SumatraPDF and JoyToKey to use for viewing PDF manuals in LaunchBox with a controller. It was setup with a DS3 using ScpTools Reloaded so it should also be compatible with a Xbox 360 controller. I have not tested it with any other controllers.

The zip file contains SumatraPDF, JoyToKey and a AHK script that will launch JoyToKey in a hidden state, then SumatraPDF and when SumatraPDF is closed it will kill JoyToKey. For it to display PDF's in LaunchBox you need to configure the Windows default PDF viewer as 'SumatraPDF-JoyToKey.exe'. You can update either SumatraPDF or JoyToKey by placing the contents of the portable installs in the root directory.

Script usage outside of LB is:  "c:\path\to\SumatraPDF-JoyToKey.exe" "c:\path\to\pdf\file.pdf"

 

Controls:

D-Pad/Left analog stick: Up Down Left Right

Right analog stick Up+Down/L+R triggers: Zoom in/out

L+R bumpers: Go to First/Last page

Cross (Green A on 360): Next page

Square (Blue X on 360): Rotate image 90'

Triangle (Yellow Y on 360): Cycle through zoom/fit to screen modes (reset zoom)

Circle (Red B on 360): Exit SumatraPDF

 

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Credits:

JoyToKey

SumatraPDF

AutoHotKey

 


 

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This works almost perfectly for viewing magazines... but I'm having a problem with it opening and not being the active window. In BigBox, when I open a magazine, it displays it but the controller continues to control BigBox behind it. I have to use my mouse to left click on the viewer to active it. So far I've had no luck finding a solution...

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On 2/20/2018 at 1:24 AM, PanteraZombie said:

This works almost perfectly for viewing magazines... but I'm having a problem with it opening and not being the active window. In BigBox, when I open a magazine, it displays it but the controller continues to control BigBox behind it. I have to use my mouse to left click on the viewer to active it. So far I've had no luck finding a solution...

Hey guys! Sorry for bumping this old topic. I have the same issue. @PanteraZombie, were you able to resolve this?

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2 minutes ago, Kondorito said:

Hey guys! Sorry for bumping this old topic. I have the same issue. @PanteraZombie, were you able to resolve this?

No, I haven't messed with it in a while... I'm thinking it might have something to do with the the code to move the mouse cursor to the bottom right of the corner of the window, but we can now easily hide the cursor within BigBox. Or it might need tweaking to force the focus on the magazine.

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