Projects / uControl


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 giving your trackpad a virtual scroll wheel, or giving lefties a sensible mouse, or giving people with disabilities the ability to type with one hand.


Recent releases

  •  23 Apr 2004 00:43

    Release Notes: This release updates the installer for Mac OS X 10.3.3, updates the daemon to work with FileVault, and fixes a bug which caused settings to not take effect at login. The "Real Function Keys" feature is not available if run on anything later than 10.3.2, since it's now covered by Apple's "Keyboard and Mouse" control panel.

    •  16 Dec 2003 23:07

      Release Notes: The dreaded bug where settings were lost after sleep/logout/reboot/etc has been fixed. The modifier key to fn key remapping has been resurrected. An inverted scrolling option for scroll wheel emulation has been added. Fast User Switching is now supported. This release has been ported to 10.3 (Panther).

      •  18 Mar 2003 23:55

        Release Notes: The Twerq feature has been removed due to possible patent violation; the author encourages everyone to sign the petition against software patents. Japanese localization has been partially added.

        •  19 Feb 2003 22:39

          Release Notes: This release features the ability to apply settings to a particular keyboard. There is a contributed left handed mouse feature. There are a number of bugfixes, and no reboots are required to load the extension.

          •  24 Dec 2002 05:57

            Release Notes: This version features a virtual scroll wheel for laptop trackpads.

            Recent comments

            17 Mar 2003 09:47 xyster

            Download availability other than author's site
            Does anyone know where I can find a copy of the .dmg file to download?


            04 Jan 2003 00:17 semios18

            Re: just an idea

            Actually the mapping flips the entire keyboard. The graphic only illustrates the right side of the keyboard, but I assure you the whole keymap is flipped so you can type with whichever hand you're comfortable with.

            31 Dec 2002 18:52 cudaboy71

            just an idea
            i really like the potential of one handed typing. but, ya gotta use the wrong hand.

            normally when (in the u.s. anyway) touch typing, the thumb on the right hand is used to hit the space key. seems like this would make using the right hand easier, instead of learning to hit the space key with the left hand.

            sure, seems like a minor quibble. but, it would be a nice choice...left or right.


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