[Blink] Hotkeys

Devin devin at vibechild.com
Sat Feb 27 02:15:44 CET 2010

Adium registers a global hotkey.  It is open source, so might provide a clue as to how they do it.  Adium's hotkey only focuses the application, but it is still useful.  

Omnifocus allows setting a hotkey to bring up a text entry window without focusing the application.  That would be ideal functionality for a mute or hold button.

Quicksilver has a number of global hotkey functions as well as the ability to process hotkeys for other applications, but since blink doesn't have an applescript interface, I haven't been able to figure out how to use it for this.

Another idea would be to use the system's "Services" menu.  Items on the services menu can be assigned hotkeys and some are accessible globally.  Sorry I don't have any pointers as to how to do it, I've just seen it in other applications so I know it's possible.

For the hangup button, I don't have any ideas for determining which session to hang up - but for those of us who usually only have one open session and use the "hangup all" button anyway, having a "hangup all" menu item which we could assign a hotkey to would at least make it possible to use it that way if we want to.


On Feb 26, 2010, at 2:26 PM, Adrian Georgescu wrote:

> Mute has a key binding see the Audio -> Menu item, it has a hot key assigned to it.
> Hangup is not obvious how to do it because there may be multiple calls active.
> Blink must be focused in order to get the keyboard input, maybe there is a a way to work around this system-wide but I am not aware of it.
> Adrian
> On Feb 26, 2010, at 8:14 PM, Devin wrote:
>> I have been using Blink for a while now, and there is only one small feature that would make it as usable for me as my desk phone.  If I had the ability to set global hotkeys for mute and hangup (and maybe some other things), then I could treat my keyboard as my phone interface.  Right now it is very hard to use my computer while on teleconferences because I keep having to mouse back to the blink window to unmute.  I set up a hotkey for mute in the system control panel, but it only works while blink is focused, so I still have to click on it.  Also, since there is no menu item for hangup, I can't currently set up a hotkey for it.
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