This software is no long supported. Anyone is free to attempt to make it work with the new versions of OS/X.
SerialKeysX is an implementation of the SerialKeys protocol for Apple's OS X operating system. It allows control of the computer's keyboard and mouse over a serial connection from devices such as the EyeGaze and other augmented communication devices. You may download and use the software for free.
Note that SerialKeysX has been tested with OS X 10.5. We believe it should also work with OS X 10.4 (Tiger). Please let us know if it works for you with some other configuration. We also believe we can build a version that works on OS X 10.3, let us know if you need it.
To use SerialKeysX you will need both a serial adapter and the SerialKeysX software. We have successfully used the software with the following adapters:
- Install the serial adapter and driver software.
- Make sure the serial adapter is not connected to your computer.
- Follow the adapter instructions and install their driver software.
- Connect the serial adapter to your computer.
- Drag the application file (SerialKeysX) from the install disk to the Applications folder.
- Launch (double-click) the SerialKeysX application from the Applications folder.
- Choose “Preferences…” from the SerialKeysX menu.
- Select the appropriate Baud Rate and choose your serial adapter in the Serial Port pop-up. See below for an example.
- Choose “Running” from the Control menu. If there were no error messages, examine the Control menu again, and “Running” should be checked.
Free for non-commercial use. All software and resources copyright University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006-2008.
Updated 6 Feb 2008 to version 1.4
If you need a version for OS X 10.3 let us know.
- Dragging bug fixed
- Double-click bug fixed
- Delete bug fixed
- Right shift is now mapped to the Apple Command key as a dirty hack way to get access to it using EyeGaze
- Bad interaction with edges of the screen fixed.