Controlling your pc with a remote

Ever wanted to control your PC with a remote? Here is a lil introduction to what i've just done:

  • Buy a remote control on Ebay, i used a Medion X10 remote, just search for that...
  • Install the correct drivers for your remote, can be found on the medion website's download section - search for "fernbedienung". I used the newest drivers for Windows Vista (Drivers from 2008). The exact type of remote does not matter i think.
  • Download eventghost, an open source windows software for receiving events and controlling applications and install it.
  • Read the following article:, for questions there is also a forum;)
  • Build your own scripts and use them as you desire!