Friday, January 21, 2011

Salling Clicker - Windows Mobile

Salling Clicker is a remote control software. It lets you control popular applications from a mobile phone or handheld computer through a user interface similar to a portable media player.
You can choose to have the computer take action when you make or receive a phone call or get close to your pc. For instance, Salling Clicker can automatically mute the system volume while you're on the phone or automatically lock the pc while your gone.

  • Control PowerPoint, iTunes, Windows Media Player, and more with your mobile device.
  • Works with all major Bluetooth stacks (no configuration required).
  • Amazingly easy-to-use WiFi connectivity for long-range control.
  • Works with over 300 devices.
  • Easily extend support for other applications using JavaScript or VBScript


Salling Clicker is installed with a set of default scripts (JavaScript for Windows) to support many different applications (PowerPoint, iTunes, MediaPlayer, etc.). On the forums of Salling Clicker many other custom scripts can be found, created and shared by the community.
I've created a set of personal scripts, some are base on the official scripts, some are based on the scripts found in the forums and some are completely new. I just list all the scripts I use:
  • De Slimste Mens: as explain in this separate blog post, I've created a complete interface to control the Flemish game "De Slimste Mens".
  • myT Mouse Keyboard: full control for mouse and keyboard. Specially made for Windows Mobile devices with hardware keyboard (tested on Samsung Omnia B7310 and HTC Wizard (Qtek9100)). Use the screen to move mouse, use 'Menu' button to get context menu (mouse right click), use 'Help' button for extra options. To get a good overview of all options, I’ve put some screenshot online.
    Use hardware keyboard to send all keys. The used keys will be displayed on the main screen for easy action tracking.
    The extra option are:
    • switching of Shift/Ctrl/Alt/Win keys
    • sending special characters
    • sending function keys (eg F1-F12, pause, insert, delete, etc)
    • sending media keys (play next song, webbrowser control, etc)
    • sending long text: text input on device
    • open a file on pc: navigate to folder and open a file, recent file history, easy access to favorite locations (eg start menu, 'my documents', etc)
    • Zoom screen using freeware ZoomIt application, all ZoomIt options supported (pen, break, etc)
    • Show a screenshot of the pc on the main screen.
    • Exchange data from pc clipboard to device and/or put text into the pc clipboard
  • PowerPoint: distribuated by Salling Clicker
  • MediaPlayer: distribuated by Salling Clicker
  • MediaPortal: from forum
  • MediaCenter: from forum
  • iTunes: distribuated by Salling Clicker
  • BSPlayer: from forum
  • VLC: from forum
  • WinDVD: from forum
  • MSN Online status: from forum
  • uTorrent: from forum
  • ShutdownControls: shutodown/hibernate/standby/screen on-off/lock
  • Device Info: distiribuated by Salling Clicker
  • Disconnect: distiribuated by Salling Clicker
  • System volume: control pc volume
  • MuteWhileOnPhone: distribuated by Salling Clicker
  • CallNotifier: distribuated by Salling Clicker
  • LockComputer: distribuated by Salling Clicker
  • MonitorAway: distribuated by Salling Clicker
  • Show Message: show message on pc

Monday, January 17, 2011

Toshiba Tecra S11

We recently replaced our old portable Lenovo ThinkPad T61 by the Toshiba Tecra S11, Intel® Core™ i5 M520, 2,40GHz, 4GB Ram.
Although this new one is certainly not the best device available, as can be read in this technical review, it has some nice new features like a finger print reader, SmartCard reader, webcam, DisplayPort and a larger HDD (320GB).


When we received the laptop, not all drivers were installed correctly. Additional drivers can be download and should be installed in the provided order:

Toshiba official software download site:, 64 bit drivers


  • The build-in SmartCard reader can be used to read the Belgian eID cards, and thus also to login on the Tax-On-Web pages. After installation of the SmartCard driver (see above) and a reboot, install the eID software and reboot again.

  • AutoSensitivity allows you to define different mouse sensitivities (speeds) for your touchpad and mouse and automatically switch between them (based on mouse connect / disconnect). This can be useful since the touchpad on this Toshiba is rather slow.

  • Windows Explorer extentions

Update 22/05/2012: As I moved to Windows 64 bit, I added the link to download 64 bit drivers.