Assistive Technology Resources
X-keys and Y-mouse devices open a wide range of possibilities to computer users of all abilities and skill levels.
Here we present tips and tutorials for the AT professional and home user alike.
How to Program Mouse Buttons on an X-keys Foot Pedal or Switch Interface
X-keys USB Foot pedals and Switch Interfaces have two ways of performing the mouse click function. Software Mode requires our MacroWorks software to be installed on the PC (or ControllerMate software on the Mac). Hardware Mode allows a user to program the pedal using MacroWorks on a PC, and then use it on another computer (PC, Mac, Linux, or any OS that recognizes USB).
Click on the image for the full sized screen shot.
If your X-keys is frequently moved from computer to computer, if you are setting a Foot Pedal or USB Switch Interface up for another user, or or if you need to use it on an Operating System other than Windows or Mac OS-X, we offer an alternative mode of operation which we call Hardware Mode. This allows you to program the X-keys on a Windows OS computer, and move it to any other computer that supports USB Keyboard and Mouse.
To program a mouse button on an X-keys USB Foot pedal with X-keys MacroWorks 3.1 software.
The Foot Pedal may now be unplugged or moved to another machine. It will identify itself as a mouse and the pedals will act just like mouse buttons.
It is also possible to have a pedal with keystrokes and a pedal with a mouse button programmed on the same X-keys.
X-keys PS/2 devices can be programmed to trigger a mouse click in conjunction with Windows Accessibility Options. Click here to get our tutorial: wamouse.pdf
Click on the image to the left to see a full sized screen shot of the completed programming window.
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