Logitech Harmony One – Fix repeating buttons on touchscreen / repeating icons for an Activity

   Posted July 28, 2009 by Jimmy Selix in Entertainment

Yes,I am one of those techies/geeks that likes to be able to control everything with one remote.  I purchased a Harmony One remote for this sole purpose.  However after setting up my PS3, Windows7 HTPC, HDTV, and a few other devices; I started to run into problems with the Touchscreen commands starting to repeat onto later screens for that particular activity.

This recipe will explain how to fix this problem.  It appears to be a general bug in the Logitech software.

Basically the problem is this; if you assign an button/command to a hard button for an activity (ie the actual physical buttons on the remote such as Vol + or Vol – and then use the same command again for Additional Commands (to show up on the lcd), the command will repeat itself twice on the lcd/touchscreen area.

For Example:

Page1 of command

Page 2 and problem

yet, i only have one page of additional buttons??

To fix the problem, you need to do the following:

Create a one button sequence for the command you want to use both as a hard key and Additional command/button.

In the logitech harmony software, we will do the following:

1. Go to the Activites tab

activites

2. Click on the Customize buttons for the activity we are having problems with.

3. In the lower left, click on the “Add Sequence” button.

4. This will open the “Add Sequence” screen, basically just give the sequence a basic name, then click the device we want the commnd from and then the command. It will only be a one button sequence. (in my example, Circle button > Playstation 3 > Circle.)

add sequence

5. Click the Add button to add another, once your done, hit the Done button.

6. We will be brought back to our Customize buttons screen. Click on the “Standard Buttons” tab to assign the sequence for the hard key we want the command for. (Prev in my example).

Now click on the device drop-down and choose Sequence (not the device!) and then the sequence we just created (ie Circle button)

example

7. Finally, we can now click on the Additional buttons tab and actually use the real command (in our example Playstation3 > Circle) and once we Update our remote, we won’t have a duplicate icon/button on the touchscreen/lcd!!

additional buttons

you will need to do this for any button that you want to use both on the Standard buttons (hard keys) and the Additional buttons (lcd/touchscreen).

Props to logitech forums and WannabeActuary for the help on this!

 

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