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ianhamilton 02-19-2009 07:03 AM

Mapping keyboard keys to mouse buttons

I've had a request from a 2 year old disabled girl who would like to play Flash games designed for children with disabilities.

The problem is that these games are designed to use input fed through to the space and enter keys, but her accessibility hardware can't do this, it sends a mouse click instead.

Is there any way on a Mac to map the space bar to a mouse click? I've had a look in the keyboard and mouse settings but there doesn't appear to be anything in there, I'm no Mac expert though.

If it is not possible within the OS, is it possible via third party software? I know of several PC applications that can do this (eg. Error 404 - Page Not Found, but can't find any for the Mac.

Please let me know if you can help so we can put a smile back on her face! ;D

ianhamilton 02-19-2009 07:06 AM

hmm can't work out how to edit the post to fix that 404, here's a screengrab of what I was trying to link to -

cradom 02-19-2009 10:01 AM

Try something like Steermouse or USBOverdrive.
Download SteerMouse for Mac - Special driver for Apple Mighty Mouse and many other mice. MacUpdate Mac Applications Software Downloads
Download USB Overdrive X for Mac - USB driver handles most mice, trackballs, other input devices. MacUpdate Mac Other Software Downloads

ianhamilton 02-19-2009 10:42 AM


Perfect, that's exactly what's needed.

cradom 02-19-2009 10:35 PM

Glad I could help.

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