PC Applications forum

General discussion

i want a software............

by sourabh / July 15, 2005 9:46 PM PDT

to control my laptop. i have irda port in that. i have one spare vcr remote, can i control my laptop with that.

please tell me softwares for that, i dont want to spend money on that.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: i want a software............
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: i want a software............
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 15, 2005 11:19 PM PDT

Sorry, what is irda?

What do you mean, control your laptop? You mention a spare vcr remote. Do you mean you want to control your laptop remotely using a remote controller?


Collapse -
Infrared Data Access
by El Alquimista / July 18, 2005 3:36 AM PDT
In reply to: irda?

The acronymn is actually written IrDA, but it seems that some who post to these fourms have defective keyboards with inoperable shift keys.

IrDA is a ''wireless'' connection that does not use radio techniques. It is, of course, limited to relatively short ranges, and must be line-of-sight. It is generally used to connect appropriate keyboards, mice, printers, etc. to a system -- especially when you desire security levels better than that of broadcast signals. It can also be used in environments where systems are so close together that a radio signal from one system is picked up by another. (Imagine the chaos if your computer responded to your officemate's keystrokes.)

Some things are being done with regard to using a TV remote with a computer. Go to
and search on control computer with TV remote to learn more.


Collapse -
by sourabh / July 20, 2005 7:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Infrared Data Access

i want to control my laptop with vcr remote, did anyone done that before, then please tell me that software.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?