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  • Creating Connectors with the Keyboard Mapper

    The Myo Keyboard Mapper really shines when you use your custom configuration to make your own connector.  With this functionality, you can designate the custom commands you've mapped to the 5 gestures to only work with specific apps, instead of globally for any application you have open.

    When you have configured each gesture, click the Export as Connector button.

     

    There are two ways to make a connector. The first method applies the connector to the entire app. The second method applies the connector to only specific windows inside of the app.

    -Creating a Connector for the Entire Application-

    1. Connector Name - Choose a name for your connector. This will be the identifying name in the Application Manager list.

     

    As an example, let's make a custom PowerPoint connector.

     

    2. Application - Choose the application that you want your connector to work with. In this case we'll choose the PowerPoint app. To find the application in the drop-down menu, it must be currently running on your computer. The name of the application may vary between systems.

     

    3. Export - Now, with your Connector Name and Application chosen, hit Export to install the connector.

     

    The connector will begin working as soon as you open the app. In this example, we have used PowerPoint, so make sure any other PowerPoint connectors (such as the default) are disabled in the Application Manager. If you have conflicting connectors that are active, the connector that is higher in the list will take priority.

     

    -Creating a Connector for a Specific Window in an Application-

    With this option, you may further choose what specific window inside the desired app the connector will control. This is for apps that allow multiple windows while they are running, such as web browsers.

    1. Connector Name - Choose a name for your connector. This will be the identifying name for the connector in the Application Manager list. For this example, let's use Imgur.

     

    2. Application - Choose the application that you want your connector to work with. We'll be controlling the Imgur tab inside of Chrome, so for the application, choose Chrome.

     

    3. Window Name -  Choose the name of the window that you want the connector to work with. Pick something that will show up in every instance of that window. Since we want the connector to work exclusively with the Imgur tab in Chrome, we'll write "Imgur" as the Window Name.

     

    Now your mapped gestures will work exclusively while you have Imgur open.

    4. Export - Click the Export button and then click Install to add it to your list of connectors.

     

    Now that it's on your list of connectors, whenever you use Chrome and have a tab with Imgur in its name, you can use the gestures you mapped with the Keyboard Mapper!