ControllerMate (part 5 of 14): Two Buttons Together (Single Click versus Double Click)

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.

This is part five in a series of posts. For the full table of contents go here or here.

We have seen the joy of using Single or Double click to initiate actions with one button.

Can we complicate things a bit? – Hell, yeah!  How about initiating actions only when BOTH buttons are pressed?

Could be handy for calling up Expose, or switching into the Boss mode 😉

Here is the diagram:

Two buttons,Single-click versus Double-click

If it looks hauntingly familiar, that’s because it is essentially the same diagram we used before. Only this time it takes two buttons pressed simultaneously to get things rolling.

And, of course, you get not one but two actions (one one single click, the other on double click). You could even build on this and add  tripple- or even quadruple -click actions.  Have fun! ( – but not too much, for there is more to come. )


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