"Focus Helper" with N1MM+?

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I am unable to get the 6700 "Focus Helper" to work with N1MM+.  Checking "Grab Focus From Other Apps When Radio is Tuned" in the N1MM+ Config menu does nothing.  What is the solution? 

SmartSDR v1.3.8 and N1MM+ v0.19.4093.0.  (N1MM+ changes daily but no version has worked.)

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Conrad N5CR

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Have you modified your N1MM Logger.ini file per this link: http://n1mm.hamdocs.com/tiki-index.php?page=UDP+Broadcasts?  We have tested N1MM and N1MM+ with the Focus Helper feature in SmartSDR and they both worked when we tested them.
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Yes, I have looked at that link, and it says NOTHING about focus.  Am I supposed to just start trying stuff, and hope I get it right?  How about posting exactly what I need to put in logger.ini?
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It isn't in flashing lights, but if you do a find on that page for focus, you'll find 2 hits under 1.3.  This says:
This code is broadcast when IsBroadcastRadio=True in the [ExternalBroadcast] section of N1MM logger.ini, at the moment the frequency of the radio changes or every ten seconds if the VFO is stationary.
We use the FocusEntry field in that info to handle the focus for N1MM.  So the specific things to add to your ini file are:

[ExternalBroadcast]
DestinationIPs=127.0.0.1
DestinationPort=12060 
IsBroadcastRadio=True 

Note that if you change the port, you'll need to make a corresponding change in SmartSDR.  Also, make sure there isn't already an ExternalBroadcast section in your ini file.  If there is one there, you will want to merge them.
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Conrad,

I had the same issue here. Just preparing the station for WAG coming weekend.

Changing the .ini file (while N1MM+) closed helped!

Works just fine now.

If you need help, just drop me an Email!

VY73
Tom
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N1MM+  V1.0.5139 dos not grab the focus from Flex anymore. 
Grab focus in N1mm+ is checked. Focus Helper settings in SSDR are okay too.

Does anyone have (solved) the same issue? Maybe it is an N1MM+Problem. 
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