1.    24 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Is it possible to disable a device while a specific application runs?


    I have an IR receiver constantly attached to my computer. One program I use always registers it as a game controller, and stops me from using my actual game controllers in favor of it. Is it possible to automate disabling the IR receiver while the program runs, and re-enabling it after the application closes?
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  2.    24 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,055
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, if you know or can find a command to disable it, you can write a simple Autohotkey script- for example, a loop that periodically tests to see if your game is running, and if so, disable the device.

    (Autohotkey is free and well supported- it can be programmed to test for the presence of a particular process in 1 line).

    Probably 5 lines would suffice.

    It comes with a comprehensive help file, detailing each command with examples.

    AutoHotkey Beginner Tutorial

    Or you could create a shortcut to a script that
    a. launches the game
    and
    b. disables the device and exits when you choose.
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