Russ Messana
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Russ-Mw-Messana reviewed on 29 Nov 2012
The Kensington Expert Mouse PRO and Lion do work together. Including all 6 DIRECT LAUNCH buttons, and the 4 mouse buttons around the track ball. I haven't figured out how to get the scroll wheel to work, but that can most likely work as well. You do NOT need the Kensington software in order to make it work either. My solution was to use Keyboard Maestro purchased from their web site. 

First a note about Keyboard Maestro. To run correctly, it can't be sandboxes. You need to purchase it directly from the developer. They are www.stairways.com.

Second, the Kensington does fully work, all buttons, but Keyboard Maestro is a bit buggy, but I have work arounds, so you will get the Expert Mouse pro working just fine.

Load and launch Keyboard Maestro. (KBM). Launch the editor. The bug with Keyboard Maestro is you need to put a pause in between each command. I use a .5 second command. IN ADDITION, when you want to type text of some kind, do not tell Keyboard Maestro to paste in the text, have it TYPE it in. You get that option. If you follow both my rules above, your expert mouse pro will work. Keyboard Maestro also replaces my Quickeys 4.0, but that is another store.

I will offer an example to make the button at the top right of the track ball a double click. I am not a TEC writer, so I will do my best. Launch KBM. First click on the bottom left plus sign to add a Group. Rename it to MACROS FOR ALL PROGRAMS. Create a shortcut with KBM by clicking the center plus sign for ADD MACRO. Give it a name. I called mine DOUBLE CLICK. If you look closely you will see a green plus sign with the command NEW TRIGGER. Click it to open a pull down menu. The second from the bottom option is DEVICE TRIGGER. You will be using this option for all the track ball functions to work. Notice the blue box that shows up and says NONE. While it is blue, press the button that is the top right button of the track ball, or any button you want to become a double click on the Kensington Expert Mouse, (KEM). The word NONE is replaced with USB/PS2 WHEEL MOUSE BUTTON 5. Now, YOU ARE NOT DONE! Just to the right, is a double arrow and next to it are the words that say IS PRESSED. Click on the words and change them to IS RELEASED. OK, you now have a button on the Expert Mouse programed, but it is doing nothing. Now you need to do your first action. The first action must be a PAUSE. If you don't put one, KBM sometimes does not work. To put a pause in, click on the DISPLAY HIDE ACTION LIST plus sign at the bottom right plus sign. On the left, click on the folder called CONTROL FLOW. The list of actions the first item is PAUSE. double click it. Change the time from 1.5 seconds to .5 seconds. In the Categories section click on INTERFACE CONTROL. In the center, double click on MOVE OR CLICK MOUSE. This action will show up in the right window. You need to make 4 changes here. Where it says CLICK, click on it and change it to DOUBLE CLICK. Where it says FRONT WINDOW'S TOP LEFT CENTER click on it and change it to CURRENT MOUSE LOCATION. And as a CyA, click on bot box that says RESTORE MOUSE LOCATION.

Your KEM now does a double click when you press the top right mouse button.

To type text, or what ever, using the direct launch buttons, at the step for new trigger, push the direct launch button of your choice. Instead of a mouse click, insert an INSERT TEXT command and type your text. Remember, KBM will not PASTE correctly, so change the command to TYPE IT IN, as instructed above. If you have any questions, or have any cool macros that can do really great things with you KEM, please email me back at garbagetester@yahoo.com. Put EXPERT MOUSE in the subject and it will get read. Russ
[Version 5.3.2]



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Russ-Mw-Messana reviewed on 29 Sep 2012
An alternative to Quick Keys. I use pull down window from the menu bar and have all my shortcuts listed there. With Quickeys dying along with the developer I needed something that does the same thing. Keyboard Maestro does this. I have been told it is not as powerful as Quick Keys but I can't find any problems so far that are serious. The biggest problem is the inability to PAST text into a text field as the first item of a script. Two work arounds are to put a .2 second pause at the beginning of your script, or just change the script to TYPE IN the text instead of pasting it in. With that being the worst of the worst that I have found, it gets 5 stars. OK, it really should only get 5 starts if it could import Quickeys commands, but since the two programs work differently, that can't happen. I have about 200 macros and counting.
[Version 5.3.2]



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Russ-Mw-Messana reviewed on 26 Aug 2009
In two words, 'stay away'. Almost nothings works. I do a conversion, and 30 min later it says it is done but can't be found anyplace on the disk. Even doing a conversion and telling it to store it on the desktop and nothing shows up. Go to the web site and go to the forums, and get an error message the forum does not exists. OK, email the developer of all the problems, and no response. None. At the best, this program is a beta 0.1 at best. I am going to ask MacUpdate for a refund. This is a rip.
[Version 2.1.2]



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Russ-Mw-Messana reviewed on 07 Jun 2008
Launched the demo and tried a QUICK PLAY. The program then crashed. Hmmmm. OK, then went to play a PLAY QUEST. It ran fine then. Matching the objects is ok, but after the third level I started getting board. Matching objects is not my thing, I admit, but there didn't seem to be with the first 3 levels anything more than that. For $10 it is a great matching game. If the type of play changes after the third level I do not know because I quit and will not be playing again.
[Version 1.2]



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