ControllerMate (part 10 of 14). Modifiers and Double-clicks.
Note: this is not a substitute for the original and most excellent ControllerMate tutorial. I am endeavoring to save some time for those who have read it and now are eager to get things done.
Important: I strongly recommend that for the duration of this adventure you find and connect an extra mouse to your Mac – that way even if you mis-configure your target device you will still have full control.
The pieces are coming together:
Fun, fun, fun!..
Still high from figuring out how to use sequences, I added another block that I described earlier: Single versus Double click handler. The result is: two buttons – four new actions (I am not even counting the standalone clicks and double-clicks. With those thorwn in we are now in the “two buttons – eight actions” territory).
Feel free to turn it into a poster to impress the uninitiated. My fair cut is 300% – do not argue with the crazy man!
The combined result is vortex of power (if you are into that kind of thing, you Niyarlahotep worshipper):
- hold button #1 and click button #2 – hear a Frog
- hold button #1 and Double-click button #2 – hear a Funk
- hold button #2 and click button #1 – hear a Ping
- hold button #2 and Double-click button #1 – hear a Purr
The whole thing is just a combination of the known simple elements.
Very nice. But the jorney is not over: there are some more subtle cases to explore.