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PC Question: Is there a way to put app screen data like Delta or Basic on a button?

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Rick Malm, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. I would like to toggle some apps on and off during a hotlap or a race.
    Is it possible to bind them to a wheel button or switch or even a keyboard key so I can toggle them on or off? I dont want to get distracted by them being there all the time and I dont want to have to go to the pits to turn them on or off for another stint. Thanks.
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  2. Would like to know/to do that as well.
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  3. I second Rick on this. It would be great to have a single button to toggle individual apps or even a group of apps to display and disappear at once.

    The other option of course is to use an ios or android app for telemetry but of course that doesn't cover all app types and is more expense and requires more gadgets.
  4. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
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    The only keyboard shortcut that comes close to that is "Ctrl+h", which turns all of the apps on screen off and on when you press it.
    I could be wrong, but I don't think there's currently a way out there to shut off particular apps through a hotkey.

    But, perhaps someday :)
  5. Is it not possible to just click with the mouse?
  6. Using the mouse requires the hands leaving the wheel and moving the mouse to the app location on the screen and clicking vs I just wanted a wheel button poke. Even CNTL-H you have to find the 2 keys. Both are possible but just not the perfect solution.
  7. yeah, but it would be nice to assign as button to bring up for example some telemetry/setup apps in a corner where you experience problems. You can then turn them on after that section as you don't need all that info on screen all the time.
  8. Yeap, numeric keys could be nice, but we should suggest that on the AC official forum.
  9. Agree that it should be a enhancement suggestion.
    1. Button on wheel
    2. or single key on keyboard (numeric for function key)
  10. Marian Zelenka

    Marian Zelenka
    The downforce is strong with this one. Premium Member

    I use JoyToKey exactly for that. My wheel button acts as CTRL+H combination then.
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  11. Marian Zelenka,
    Could you tell us what I did wrong with JoyToKey?
    It is a bit cryptic to a 1st time user.
    I installed it. Created a AC profile.
    Then I see tabs Joystick 1, Joystick 2 and options. I dont have a joystick but it says 1 is detected.
    Guessing that joystick 1 Is this my Thrustmaster wheel, ( Joytokey window shows 32 buttons and some stick and POV which I dont know what these are. Clearly more than what the Thrustmaster has including pedals.)
    I wanted to use button 3 on the wheel and map it to CNTL-H on the keyboard.
    So I poked button 3 in JoytoKey 1 tab window.
    I put L-Cntl in the 1st and 2nd column 1st cell of Keyboard emulation (CHOOSE ONE FUNCTION)
    for Keyboard2. And I put H in the 2nd cell (row) column 1 and 1
    I see for Joystick 1 Button 3 says
    L-Cntl, H ==> L-Cntl, H.
    In note pad I do get the correct response for button 3 as CNTL-H which is find replace
    for each poke of button 3 . But in AC it takes extra pokes of button 3 to get CNTL-H to toggle.

    I also tried the Switch based on time held. Takes 2 pokes in AC to get a change.
    Suggestions on what I am doing wrong. I want a toggle when I press button 3
    One poke off, another poke on.
    Not poke off, poke nothing, poke on.

    Sure wish I could direct this at on AC app vs all.
  12. Marian Zelenka

    Marian Zelenka
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    I double click with mouse on "Button 3" and "Keyboard" tab appears (not the "Keyboard 2"). Then I see four fields under "Keyboard emulation : Basic". Then click on the first field and press "left Ctrl". Then click on the second field and press "H". Press OK and you are done.

    Then it indeed works as you want it : off - on - off - on - ...

    Yes, I wish they allow us to customise more things, but for now it's quite good workaround.

    BTW I also mapped ABS and TC for my buttons.
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  13. Marian, thanks for the info. I will try to get it to work your way.
  14. IRobot

    Premium Member

    A few months ago I mapped some of the Lotus 98T turbo boost levels to my wheel buttons using JoyToKey. Thought I was being clever, but it wasn't very useful :unsure:.