ControllerMate (part 7 of 14). Putting things together: Single-Click, Double-Click, Two Buttons… Had enough yet?

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 seven in a series of posts. For the full table of contents go here or here.

Let’s put together the glorious results of our recent exercises!

We know how to make one button issue different commands on single- and double-click. We also know how to make two buttons issue a command whenĀ  used together. Combined, these give us the following:

 b3 Single,Double, b1+b2,b1+b3The four actions in this diagram are initiated as follows:

1) Clicking Button #3 plays the Frog tune

2) Double-clicking button #3 plays the Funk tune

3) Clicking buttons #1 and #2 simultaneously plays the Glass tune

4) Clicking buttons #1 and #3 simultaneously plays the Elephant tune

I used the double-buttons to call upon Zooom/2 and move/resize the window without having to reach for the corner. I am sure you can think of even better uses šŸ˜‰

Speaking of better uses… they would call for more tricks, won’t they? Next I will use one of the mouse buttons as a modifier, like Shift or Alt on your keyboard.


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