Mouse Keys - For Windows

In this mode, the Tecla Shield works in combination with the Mouse keys built-in accessibility feature of Windows computers that allows a user to control the mouse pointer using keystrokes.

When operating in MouseKeys mode, the Tecla Shield DOS supplies the keystrokes needed to move the mouse pointer in response to switches connected to the wheelchair port and the switch port as described in the table below. You will need a four-direction joystick (such as a hand-operated wheelchair joystick connected through an ECU port) or 4 switches connected through the Multiple Switch Adapter to use this mode effectively. To click you can use an additional switch connected to switch port 1 or use dwell software like Dragger or Magic Cursor

With the Tecla Shield ready for connection, the status indicator light should be blinking a very light blue or “aqua” colour. If you are not sure how to change modes check here: Mode Change Instructions

1. Pair and connect the Tecla Shield DOS with your computer. 

Go to Windows menuSettings > Devices > Bluetooth. With Bluetooth enabled, you should see the Tecla Shield DOS listed under Devices as TeclaShieldDOS-XXXX (where XXXX is a random sequence). Click on Pair.It will change status to Connected.

2. Set-up Mouse Keys.

a. Go to Windows Home menu > Settings > Ease of Access.

b. Click on the Mouse option. Under Mouse Keys, turn on Use numeric keypad to move mouse around the screen. Make sure that 'Hold down Ctrl to speed up and shift to slow down' as well as 'Use mouse keys when Num Lock' are Off. 

3. Once Mouse Keys is active, the Tecla Shield switch inputs will performs the following actions:

SWITCH INPUT ACTION  
ECU 1 (Forward) Moves Pointer up                 
ECU 2 (Back) Moves Pointer Down  
ECU 3 (Left) Moves Pointer Left  
ECU 4 (Right) Moves Pointer Right  
SP 1 Press Mouse Click
  Press and hold 1x* Drag Lock
SP 2 Mouse Double Click  

 *x is the hold time set using the + and – buttons when connected in this mode

 

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