Key to simulate mouseclick

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by JackFerrod, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. JackFerrod macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2011
    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a way to simulate the mouse-click with the keyboard - preferably using the caps-lock key. Does anyone know of an app that allows me to re-map caps-lock to a simple mouse click?

    BTW I did see the 'Click and Drag' app, but it looks like you have to hit caps-lock twice to do a simple mouse click with that since it seems to hold down the mouse key when you release caps lock after hitting it first.

  2. karohan macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    If you don't have it already, get a program called BetterTouchTool. You can configure a keyboard shortcut in there that then executes a left click.
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Usually space or return will perform a mouse click for menus, dialog buttons. Finder files can be opened with cmd-O.

    For UI control using keyboard only, checkout System Preferences > Keyboard, Keyboard Shortcuts. Then, enable Full Keyboard Access for All controls.

    How are you navigating to the objects? Universal Access can enable Mouse Keys, enabling keyboard control over the cursor.
  4. JackFerrod thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2011
    BetterTouchTool comes very close to what I need - thanks! I mapped the useless '§' character which sits on the top left of my keyboard to the mouse click.

    Couple of thoughts re this nice little app:
    * dragging appears not to be working
    * it would be even nicer if I could assign my caps lock key as the mouse click button.


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