uControl
uControl 1.4.6
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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
Version 1.4.6: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.1 or later






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Ken Burns Effect commented on 16 Jan 2008
Did not work on 10.4.11!
[Version 1.4.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Jun 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.
[Version 1.4.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 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!
[Version 1.4.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 May 2005
It doesn't work with Tiger, I need my UControl!!
[Version 1.4.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 May 2005
1.4.6 Doesn't load under Tiger
[Version 1.4.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Feb 2005
Yay - scrolling works again! 1.4.6 fixes the incompatibility with 10.3.8
[Version 1.4.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Feb 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
[Version 1.4.4]

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Anonymous commented on 11 Feb 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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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Feb 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.
[Version 1.4.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Feb 2005
It continued to work on 10.3.7 without any problem but it won't load on 10.3.8 anymore!
iBook G3/700.

Otherwise it was great as long as it lasted... :)
[Version 1.4.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Dec 2004
Doesnt works under 10.3.7
[Version 1.4.4]

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Anonymous commented on 19 Dec 2004
It doesn't install on 10.3.7 :(
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Anonymous commented on 28 Dec 2004
I found this on another site how to get uControl to work on 10.3.7:

"Copy installer to hard drive, right click/control click and choose 'show package contents', delete the file called 'Installation Check' in Contents/Resources. Install and uControl work!"
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Downloads:20,118
Version Downloads:4,926
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:12 Feb 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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