uControl
uControl
1.4.6

4.2

uControl free download for Mac

uControl

1.4.6
12 February 2005

Remap many keys on your keyboard.

Overview

uControl gives you the ability to take those useless keys, that you're certain would have been better fashioned as something else, and turn them into something useful. It started out as a simple hack to remap the caps lock key to a control key but has since evolved into a fairly sophisticated means of not only remapping modifier keys, but gives your trackpad a virtual scroll wheel, or gives lefties a sensible mouse, or gives people with disabilities the ability to type with one hand. Note: the one-handed typing ability has been removed due to possible patent infringement.

What's new in uControl

Version 1.4.6: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Anonymous
14 September 2002

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It looks great, but I couldn't get it to work on 10.2. I clicked the settings, tried reboots and re-installs, but at least in the Terminal app, it had no effect. The un-install script also leaves a dead icon in the System prefs that can't be removed. If it ever works this'll be a great utility.
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Version 1.1.0
Ken-Burns-Effect
16 January 2008
Did not work on 10.4.11!
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Version 1.4.6
Anonymous
14 June 2005
It's a shame that development on this fine utility appears to have ceased. I hope someone picks up the baton. If you are disappointed at not being able to remap modifier keys (option, command etc) on individual keyboards (for instance, if you use a USB PC-style keyboard as well as your iBook / PowerBook one)then a workaround applescript has been posted at MacGeekery. http://www.macgeekery.com/tips/configuration/gui_automation_with_applescript Basically it will automate the operation of remapping modifier keys in System Preferences, but be sure to read the comments at the bottom of the page as the way the script is presented it will not compile.
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Version 1.4.6
bcwinters
26 May 2005
The current maintainer of the uControl project has retired, according to his site over at gnufoo.org. This is sad for several reasons--USB trackpad support (for fn-scrolling on 2005 PowerBooks) is still lacking and the new key remapping features of Tiger don't allow the swap I need most (Enter -> Option). From the response on the uControl mailing list, there are other people who used these two features that are not duplicated by the OS or other third party projects. Hopefully someone with programming skills will step up to the bat to release a newer version of this excellent & (imho) indispensable utility.
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Version 1.4.6
Anonymous
24 May 2005
Oh please fix this to work with Tiger! I NEED this to function normally, I hate having to go over and grab that scroll bar!
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Version 1.4.6
Anonymous
05 May 2005
It doesn't work with Tiger, I need my UControl!!
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Version 1.4.6
Anonymous
02 May 2005
1.4.6 Doesn't load under Tiger
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Version 1.4.6
bcwinters
17 March 2005
v1.4.6 seems to fix compatibility problems with 10.3.8, for those who might have gotten scared by the last few reviews. However, there are still problems remapping the Enter key on PowerBooks of recent vintage. This is a pity as I have been happily using uControl with my old PowerBook for what seems like years with no problems at all. But on my new 'Book I'm having no luck. I think I'll have to downgrade this program on the features score because of that. The developers are great, though, and I'm sure they'll fix the problem soon.
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Version 1.4.6
Anonymous
12 February 2005
Yay - scrolling works again! 1.4.6 fixes the incompatibility with 10.3.8
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Version 1.4.6
Anonymous
11 February 2005
(You must be an administrator for this to work) 1. Open Terminal (leave it open until you restart your computer) 2. In Terminal type (one line at a time): rm ~/Library/Preferences/org.gnufoo.kext.uControl.plist cd ~/Desktop mkdir ucontrolfix cd ucontrolfix curl -O http://gnufoo.org/ucontrol/ucontrol1.4.4.tgz tar zxvf ucontrol1.4.4.tgz cd ucontrol1.4.4/src open -a textedit.app kext/ODHIDHack.cpp 3. The last line in Terminal should open a file in TextEdit. Now find this line: IOHIDSystem::instance()->scrollWheelEventGated(scrollY, scrollX, 0, ts, NULL); and replace it with this: IOHIDSystem::instance()->scrollWheelEvent(scrollY, scrollX, 0, ts); 4. Save the file and close TextEdit 5. In Terminal type (one line at a time): make sudo make install 6. Restart your computer
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Version 1.4.4
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Anonymous
Anonymous
11 February 2005
These changes do seem to get it to load under 10.3.8 on my Powerbook G4. However, once the extension is loaded, it appears to do nothing. My caps lock key is still a caps lock key.
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Version 1.4.4
Anonymous
10 February 2005
Yup, great little program, but it breaks under 10.3.8 (Dual 1.25GHz G4 tower) Hope they can get a fix out soon.
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Version 1.4.4
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