Yeegads! This is crazy! What did you just DO to me!!! This is AWESOME! Ok, so your FSUIPC system is really weird, obscure, intimidating and geeky. Until you actually try USING it, that is.
Then it’s incredible.
I think you just solved my whole problem that’s been vexing me for days; I was losing sleep, going into depression, and starting to fear that I was the only person in the world who’d ever had this happen to them (doubtful!) Terrified that I would be eternally doomed, to chasing a sneaky little white mouse arrow all across half a dozen monitor screens for the rest of my life.
So here’s the deal. To program obscure Wilco 737PIC Evolution panel “mouse click” screen controls into keystroke or button commands that you can’t readily find in FS-x itself or anywhere else in the world, including the FSUIPC world, so as to eventually hook them up to “real” electric switches, I just used your fourth recommendation of seven possibilities that you provided.
That was to try a MOUSE MACRO.
Worked beautifully. Once you get the hang of it (with your clues, not hard at all), it’s WAY too easy! Off hand, it looks like it will easily duplicate ALL of the obscure 737PIC switches that I had no idea where to find, INCLUDING the gear warning horn cutout switch, all SIX fuel pump switches (FWD and AFT for left, right, and center tanks, total six), both fuel cutoff levers, the gear lever CENTERING function (to turn the system OFF during flight). Etc.
That’s where I quit experimenting, once I felt comfortable that it will work just fine for everything else.
So I’m wondering, why would I even want to dig through all those hemi-demi-hexadecimal lists of mislabeled functions and big scary numbers, for ANY of my control functions, when all I have to do is show the machine, with the mouse, exactly what I want it to do, and it does it! Voila! Maybe I’ll try that, for ALL of them.
Couldn’t find anyone who knew how to keyboard click the gear warning horn cutout switch. Some people didn’t even seem to know that the switch existed. Or why. So for the professional, career “simmers,” the way it works is, before you pull your throttles to reduce power (flaps and gear up), you press the little horn cutout switch to the right side of the throttles, and the annoying horn never even sounds. Nice. But it’s always hard to FIND the little thing in the dark to press quickly with the mouse. So ye, give me a hard button that I can push easily.
Only question now is, I have no clue how to get RID of the “test” mouse macros that I just created. But I’m thinking I might start by going to the FSUIPC4 Modules folder and just tossing all of my new .MCRO files into the trash. Then I can reformat new ones exactly like I want them, and re-ID for profile and aircraft specificity, once I figure that whole thing out.
Now I think I’ll go right out and buy myself a whole bunch of new switch stuff on line.
Thanks for the help,