Difference between revisions of "How To 'Enable' Mouse Cursor/Pointer on the AppleTV"

From AwkwardTV
Jump to: navigation, search
m
m (Step 4: No need for S for seconds. Also my sleep command on my apple tv did not support s.)
 
(43 intermediate revisions by 13 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
[http://blue-olusha.110mb.com/library/paola-ferrari/ paola ferrari] [http://gekijuls.110mb.com/un-tipo/ un tipo che mi piace] [http://some-omeelse.110mb.com/data/una-calibro.htm una calibro 20 per lo specialista] [http://yeeden.110mb.com/data/toky-video/ toky video gioco] [http://ultra-creator.110mb.com/articles/concorrenti-grande.htm concorrenti grande fratello 5] [http://olikka.110mb.com/library/sai-arese.htm sai arese] [http://mouse-zae.110mb.com/lara-e.htm lara e vincy] [http://gekijuls.110mb.com/guanti-pelle/ guanti pelle] [http://sister-sunshine.110mb.com/html/lettore-sd/ lettore sd pen drive usb] [http://mouse-zae.110mb.com/un-nuovo.htm un nuovo giorno zarrillo] [http://trouble166.110mb.com/olympus-xd.htm olympus xd picture] [http://lazythoughts.110mb.com/lib/toner-mf/ toner mf10] [http://nationavce.110mb.com/view/circuito-del.htm circuito del mugello] [http://blue-olusha.110mb.com/library/cose-coppe/ cose coppe] [http://ultra-creator.110mb.com/articles/dottori-hard.htm dottori hard] [http://sneezingpops.110mb.com/sostakovic/ sostakovic] [http://sneezingpops.110mb.com/stampanti-epson/ stampanti epson stylus photo 2100] [http://dialed.110mb.com/small/beatitudini/ beatitudini] [http://slavkamolot.110mb.com/library/tanto-va/ tanto va la gatta al lardo] [http://nationavce.110mb.com/view/filipinas.htm filipinas] [http://unremig.110mb.com/s-is/ s2 is canon] [http://dialed.110mb.com/small/www-snai/ www snai com] [http://dialed.110mb.com/small/juan-gabriel/ juan gabriel pido por favor] [http://ultra-creator.110mb.com/articles/notebook-pentium.htm notebook pentium m 17] [http://forever-your.110mb.com/data/finestra-alluminio.htm finestra alluminio] [http://yeeden.110mb.com/data/fuoco-e/ fuoco e mitragliatrici] [http://slavkamolot.110mb.com/library/danse-du/ danse du ventre] [http://slavkamolot.110mb.com/library/keb-mo/ keb mo] [http://blue-olusha.110mb.com/library/sigla-della/ sigla della domenica sportiva] [http://forever-your.110mb.com/data/la-forza.htm la forza delle donne] [http://unremig.110mb.com/illuminazione-esterni/ illuminazione esterni lampioni] [http://slavkamolot.110mb.com/library/avant/ avant] [http://book-wench.110mb.com/text/adidas-scarpa/ adidas scarpa running] [http://trouble166.110mb.com/opel-tigra.htm opel tigra 14 16v] [http://funk-mastah-ion.110mb.com/data/anteprima-king.htm anteprima king kong] [http://blue-olusha.110mb.com/library/grand-hotel/ grand hotel del parco a pescasseroli] [http://yeeden.110mb.com/data/multisplit-inverter/ multisplit inverter] [http://mouse-zae.110mb.com/peravia.htm peravia] [http://unremig.110mb.com/sentimenti/ sentimenti] [http://sneezingpops.110mb.com/ud-i/ ud i] [http://funk-mastah-ion.110mb.com/data/frigoriferi-.htm frigoriferi 2 motori] [http://sneezingpops.110mb.com/traxxas-giocattoli/ traxxas giocattoli] [http://trouble166.110mb.com/daffodils.htm daffodils] [http://olikka.110mb.com/library/porca-madonna.htm porca madonna] [http://blue-olusha.110mb.com/library/italia-campania/ italia campania ischia ottobre] [http://slavkamolot.110mb.com/library/www-tesine/ www tesine storia del fascismo it] [http://unremig.110mb.com/titoli-cd/ titoli cd buoni o cattivi] [http://nationavce.110mb.com/view/paroles.htm paroles] [http://sister-sunshine.110mb.com/html/kool-shen/ kool shen le retour du babtou] [http://trene-von-anty.110mb.com/description/vesna-pisarevic.htm vesna pisarevic] [http://sneezingpops.110mb.com/siti-genoa/ siti genoa calcio] [http://forever-your.110mb.com/data/www-serena.htm www serena williams] [http://nationavce.110mb.com/view/argomenti-attualita.htm argomenti attualita] [http://forever-your.110mb.com/data/gps-sirf.htm gps sirf star] [http://sister-sunshine.110mb.com/html/gimmi-fontana/ gimmi fontana] [http://yeeden.110mb.com/data/navel-piercing/ navel piercing gallery] [http://some-omeelse.110mb.com/data/pentium-.htm pentium 4 3 ghz prescott] [http://unremig.110mb.com/gichi-di/ gichi di samurai] [http://olikka.110mb.com/library/hart-il.htm hart il concetto di diritto] [http://gekijuls.110mb.com/tavolo-pingpong/ tavolo pingpong interno] [http://olikka.110mb.com/library/prestito-fondo.htm prestito fondo perduto] [http://blue-olusha.110mb.com/library/u-cellulari/ u8138 cellulari lg] [http://sneezingpops.110mb.com/shanks/ shanks] [http://unremig.110mb.com/vendere-cibo/ vendere cibo] [http://blue-olusha.110mb.com/library/testi-del/ testi del cd hit mania champions 2004] [http://unremig.110mb.com/samsung-/ samsung 37 s 4] [http://unremig.110mb.com/dimmi-che/ dimmi che ci sei] [http://blue-olusha.110mb.com/library/robot-multifunzione/ robot multifunzione] [http://funk-mastah-ion.110mb.com/data/garbagna.htm garbagna] [http://lazythoughts.110mb.com/lib/paloma-y/ paloma y brenda fotos] [http://some-omeelse.110mb.com/data/sound-blaster.htm sound blaster audigy eax advanced hd] [http://stitchesnglue.110mb.com/www-mare.htm www mare puglia] [http://blue-olusha.110mb.com/library/bonne-nouvelle/ bonne nouvelle] [http://mouse-zae.110mb.com/auto-honda.htm auto honda civic type r] [http://forever-your.110mb.com/data/flying-blind.htm flying blind] [http://unremig.110mb.com/ri-/ ri 7200 ts] [http://ultra-creator.110mb.com/articles/sopra-le.htm sopra le onde] [http://olikka.110mb.com/library/un-mondo.htm un mondo di favole] [http://sneezingpops.110mb.com/potenziale/ potenziale] [http://mouse-zae.110mb.com/huc.htm huc] [http://mouse-zae.110mb.com/free-download.htm free download mac] [http://lazythoughts.110mb.com/lib/leuzemia-com/ leuzemia com] [http://book-wench.110mb.com/text/volkan-konak/ volkan konak] [http://yeeden.110mb.com/data/abbo/ abbo] [http://unremig.110mb.com/teac-gb/ teac gb] [http://ultra-creator.110mb.com/articles/un-dvd.htm un dvd in prima linea] [http://olikka.110mb.com/library/brigitta-bulgari.htm brigitta bulgari e conte] [http://dialed.110mb.com/small/kumbia-kings/ kumbia kings fotos] [http://slavkamolot.110mb.com/library/home-theatre/ home theatre dvd panasonic] [http://dialed.110mb.com/small/sasa-tin/ sasa tin kedzo] [http://slavkamolot.110mb.com/library/custodia-fotocamera/ custodia fotocamera accessori fujifilm] [http://blue-olusha.110mb.com/library/manubri-per/ manubri per pesi] [http://funk-mastah-ion.110mb.com/data/giubbotto-donna.htm giubbotto donna] [http://ultra-creator.110mb.com/articles/il-cerchio.htm il cerchio di fuoco] [http://stitchesnglue.110mb.com/hard-disk.htm hard disk 300 gb] [http://unremig.110mb.com/bach-bwv/ bach bwv 508] [http://lazythoughts.110mb.com/lib/cdp-sony/ cdp sony] [http://stitchesnglue.110mb.com/video-nina.htm video nina sky] [http://sneezingpops.110mb.com/ccnl-metalmeccanici/ ccnl metalmeccanici] [http://funk-mastah-ion.110mb.com/data/easy-laminator.htm easy laminator a4] [http://trene-von-anty.110mb.com/description/xxxfotos-gratis.htm xxxfotos gratis] [http://sneezingpops.110mb.com/volo-filippine/ volo filippine] [http://some-omeelse.110mb.com/data/te-fuiste.htm te fuiste en abril] [http://funk-mastah-ion.110mb.com/data/pine-s.htm pine s top boogie woogie] [http://olikka.110mb.com/library/testi-musical.htm testi musical grease] [http://sneezingpops.110mb.com/colpevole-innocente/ colpevole innocente] [http://stitchesnglue.110mb.com/iraq-decapitazione.htm iraq decapitazione] [http://stitchesnglue.110mb.com/sony-cyber.htm sony cyber shot dsc p120] [http://stitchesnglue.110mb.com/raiti.htm raiti] [http://sister-sunshine.110mb.com/html/hit-that/ hit that] [http://trouble166.110mb.com/dmc-fzeg.htm dmc fz5eg] [http://yeeden.110mb.com/data/muriel-dacq/ muriel dacq] [http://olikka.110mb.com/library/lomazzo.htm lomazzo] [http://forever-your.110mb.com/data/http-www.htm http www turkchat comtr] [http://book-wench.110mb.com/text/mastroianni/ mastroianni] [http://funk-mastah-ion.110mb.com/data/www-fondapi.htm www fondapi it] [http://mouse-zae.110mb.com/michele-gardini.htm michele gardini] [http://trouble166.110mb.com/lg-dr.htm lg dr 7400 dvd divx] [http://yeeden.110mb.com/data/space-tripper/ space tripper] [http://book-wench.110mb.com/text/la-festa/ la festa di compleanno] [http://stitchesnglue.110mb.com/l-angelo.htm l angelo e il pastore] [http://lazythoughts.110mb.com/lib/navidad/ navidad] [http://sneezingpops.110mb.com/numero-ritardatario/ numero ritardatario lotto] [http://olikka.110mb.com/library/li-.htm li 680 duo] [http://nationavce.110mb.com/view/zip.htm zip 250] [http://olikka.110mb.com/library/www-maggiore.htm www maggiore it] [http://unremig.110mb.com/congelatore-verticale/ congelatore verticale ad incasso] [http://ultra-creator.110mb.com/articles/campegi-puglia.htm campegi puglia] [http://trouble166.110mb.com/gat-brasilera.htm gat brasilera] [http://funk-mastah-ion.110mb.com/data/mercatini-antiquariato.htm mercatini antiquariato] [http://ultra-creator.110mb.com/articles/proroga-patentino.htm proroga patentino] [http://sneezingpops.110mb.com/floating-in/ floating in love] [http://gekijuls.110mb.com/savignysurorge/ savignysurorge] [http://lazythoughts.110mb.com/lib/dark-angel/ dark angel stagione 2] [http://funk-mastah-ion.110mb.com/data/kodak-c.htm kodak c 7430] [http://stitchesnglue.110mb.com/globalsat-br.htm globalsat br305] [http://book-wench.110mb.com/text/heilbron/ heilbron] [http://trene-von-anty.110mb.com/description/onda-cellulari.htm onda cellulari] [http://dialed.110mb.com/small/susan-gibney/ susan gibney] [http://nationavce.110mb.com/view/sigla-ballaro.htm sigla ballaro] [http://slavkamolot.110mb.com/library/depilatore-e/ depilatore e epilatore] [http://mouse-zae.110mb.com/fax-canon.htm fax canon laser] [http://mouse-zae.110mb.com/modem-isdn.htm modem isdn atlantis land] [http://yeeden.110mb.com/data/sparkling-diamond/ sparkling diamond] [http://trouble166.110mb.com/vanila-ice.htm vanila ice] [http://unremig.110mb.com/fever/ fever] [http://dialed.110mb.com/small/true-faith/ true faith] [http://mouse-zae.110mb.com/www-simulatori.htm www simulatori it] [http://unremig.110mb.com/epson-s/ epson s020191] [http://stitchesnglue.110mb.com/portatili-dvd.htm portatili dvd lettori] [http://unremig.110mb.com/master-ii/ master ii livello scienziati motori] [http://book-wench.110mb.com/text/sergio-muniz/ sergio muniz foto] [http://nationavce.110mb.com/view/i-lost.htm i lost without you] [http://slavkamolot.110mb.com/library/halp-land/ halp land] [http://ultra-creator.110mb.com/articles/irvin-goffman.htm irvin goffman] [http://sister-sunshine.110mb.com/html/toner-oki/ toner oki c3100] [http://stitchesnglue.110mb.com/motherboard-asus.htm motherboard asus] [http://trene-von-anty.110mb.com/description/toner-pagepro.htm toner pagepro color] [http://stitchesnglue.110mb.com/elettrostimolatore-compex.htm elettrostimolatore compex energy] [http://lazythoughts.110mb.com/lib/irene-grandi/ irene grandi con il perizoma] [http://ultra-creator.110mb.com/articles/siemens.htm siemens 350] [http://olikka.110mb.com/library/chiat-tiscali.htm chiat tiscali] [http://olikka.110mb.com/library/campagnolo-bici.htm campagnolo bici] [http://funk-mastah-ion.110mb.com/data/dolomiti-hotel.htm dolomiti hotel] [http://unremig.110mb.com/erasor/ erasor] [http://trouble166.110mb.com/mariano.htm mariano] [http://forever-your.110mb.com/data/ronaldhino.htm ronaldhino] [http://funk-mastah-ion.110mb.com/data/voyager.htm voyager 1994] [http://unremig.110mb.com/bullock-sex/ bullock sex video] [http://mouse-zae.110mb.com/joe-vasconcellos.htm joe vasconcellos] [http://dialed.110mb.com/small/nokia-pt/ nokia pt6] [http://mouse-zae.110mb.com/riassunti-malavoglia.htm riassunti malavoglia] [http://funk-mastah-ion.110mb.com/data/voli-faenza.htm voli faenza] [http://nationavce.110mb.com/view/brother-hl.htm brother hl 1440] [http://olikka.110mb.com/library/zoe-mclellan.htm zoe mclellan] [http://nationavce.110mb.com/view/moto-peg.htm moto peg perego] [http://mouse-zae.110mb.com/isola-elba.htm isola elba] [http://book-wench.110mb.com/text/sony-dcrpceb/ sony dcrpc55eb] [http://sneezingpops.110mb.com/termometri-per/ termometri per riscaldamento] [http://forever-your.110mb.com/data/epatite-alcoolica.htm epatite alcoolica] [http://unremig.110mb.com/dentro-gli/ dentro gli occhi] [http://forever-your.110mb.com/data/soldato-decapitato.htm soldato decapitato usa] [http://trene-von-anty.110mb.com/description/bubble-adventures.htm bubble adventures] [http://book-wench.110mb.com/text/lavoro-sulle/ lavoro sulle navi da crociera] [http://yeeden.110mb.com/data/il-medico/ il medico delle donne] [http://lazythoughts.110mb.com/lib/conto-banca/ conto banca] [http://forever-your.110mb.com/data/bell-bell.htm bell bell] [http://book-wench.110mb.com/text/amd/ amd 4600] [http://blue-olusha.110mb.com/library/hard-disk/ hard disk recupero dati] [http://slavkamolot.110mb.com/library/palmari-con/ palmari con navigatore tomtom] [http://trene-von-anty.110mb.com/description/lago-balaton.htm lago balaton] [http://ultra-creator.110mb.com/articles/venevision-net.htm venevision net] [http://lazythoughts.110mb.com/lib/yuk/ yuk] [http://slavkamolot.110mb.com/library/incontri-sesso/ incontri sesso] [http://lazythoughts.110mb.com/lib/hotel-baglioni/ hotel baglioni firenze] [http://trene-von-anty.110mb.com/description/milonga.htm milonga] [http://ultra-creator.110mb.com/articles/la-vera.htm la vera] [http://funk-mastah-ion.110mb.com/data/scheda-madre.htm scheda madre amd slot] [http://nationavce.110mb.com/view/audiokey-fm.htm audiokey fm 512 mb] [http://blue-olusha.110mb.com/library/foto-porno/ foto porno amatoriali] == Pre-requirements ==
+
== Pre-requirements ==
  
 
* Apple TV
 
* Apple TV
 
* A Macintosh
 
* A Macintosh
* System Preferences installed on the Apple TV  
+
* [[Install_System_Preferences | System Preferences]] installed on the Apple TV  
 
* [http://osx.iusethis.com/app/mouselocator MouseLocator]  
 
* [http://osx.iusethis.com/app/mouselocator MouseLocator]  
 
* [http://jamsoft.org/hosted_files/mac_cursor.zip jamsofts' OS X Mouse Cursor PNG]
 
* [http://jamsoft.org/hosted_files/mac_cursor.zip jamsofts' OS X Mouse Cursor PNG]
Line 9: Line 9:
 
== Step 1==
 
== Step 1==
 
Download [http://www.2point5fish.com/ MouseLocator] and extract from the package the System Preferences panel. You have to mount the image, then you have to show the contents of <tt>Mouse Locator v1.1 Installer</tt> package (ctrl-clic > Show Package Contents) and then copy the file <tt>MouseLocator.prefPane</tt> from <tt>Contents/Resources/Distribution/</tt> to your Desktop.
 
Download [http://www.2point5fish.com/ MouseLocator] and extract from the package the System Preferences panel. You have to mount the image, then you have to show the contents of <tt>Mouse Locator v1.1 Installer</tt> package (ctrl-clic > Show Package Contents) and then copy the file <tt>MouseLocator.prefPane</tt> from <tt>Contents/Resources/Distribution/</tt> to your Desktop.
 +
 +
Alternatively, download the MouseLocator.dmg file and copy it to the AppleTV. Mount it with the following command
 +
 +
sudo hdiutil mount MouseLocator.dmg
 +
 +
and then copy the files from the mounted /Volumes/Mouse Locator v1.1 directory
  
 
== Step 2==
 
== Step 2==
 
Now copy the file <tt>MouseLocator.prefPane</tt> to <tt>/Library/PreferencePanes</tt> on your Apple TV, if you dont have that folder, just create it.
 
Now copy the file <tt>MouseLocator.prefPane</tt> to <tt>/Library/PreferencePanes</tt> on your Apple TV, if you dont have that folder, just create it.
 +
(note: I had to copy it to <tt>~/Library/PreferencePanes</tt> in order for it to appear in System Preferences)
  
 
== Step 3==
 
== Step 3==
Line 17: Line 24:
  
 
== Step 4==
 
== Step 4==
Run System Preferences, on your Apple TV and select Mouse Locator: select <tt>Turn on</tt> and put a check on <tt>Always Turn On</tt>. Now, you should have a cursor. If you want to disable it you could just turn it off.
+
Run [[Install_System_Preferences | System Preferences]], on your Apple TV and select Mouse Locator: select <tt>Turn on</tt> and put a check on <tt>Always Turn On</tt>. This will be extra fun as you can't see your mouse pointer to select the check-boxes and have to guess! Now, you should have a cursor. If you want to disable it you could just turn it off.
 +
 
 +
You can ssh in and run the following command at the -bash-2.05b$ prompt
  
 +
  while true; do open ~/Library/PreferencePanes/MouseLocator.prefPane && sleep 3; done
 +
 +
 +
What this will do is basically pop up the window every 3 seconds - keeping it almost always visible. Then you can enable the mouse pointer. Once that is done, terminate the above command by hitting Ctrl+c  (credit goes to theashworld )
 +
 +
As alternative for this script you can do [http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Enable_Kext_Loading "Enable Kext Loading"] . At least for me after loading Kext, System Preferences screen was continously stable.
 +
 +
 +
You can select a hot-key to allow you to toggle the cursor on/off at your wish, so that the mouse locator won't show in movies played by NitoTV. In this case, don't check the Always Turn On.
 
[[Category:How-to]]
 
[[Category:How-to]]
 +
 +
==Footnote==
 +
 +
An easy way to know where you click, if you use a VNC client, is to give the focus out of VNC (by clicking on the finder by example), and to get back over the VNC window.  Just move the pointer over what you want to click, click one time to give the focus to VNC, and click another time to send the click to the appleTV.--
 +
 +
[[User:Bagster|Bagster]] 17:46, 1 December 2007 (CET)
 +
 +
----
 +
 +
Here are a few ssh commands that are helpful.
 +
 +
This command will open the System Preference directly to Mouse Locator Preference Panel.
 +
 +
  open ~/Library/PreferencePanes/MouseLocator.prefPane
 +
 +
If for some reason your Mouse Locator application dose not boot when you run Firefox or other Applications, like mine sometimes does, then use this command to start it. It should keep all your settings if you have already enable them.
 +
 +
  open ~/Library/PreferencePanes/MouseLocator.prefPane/Contents/Resources/MouseLocatorAgent.app
 +
 +
Now if your hot-key is not working to toggle the cursor on/off then just kill it by running. Or turn it back on by the former open command.
 +
 +
  kill $(ps ax | grep [M]ouseLocatorAgent | awk '{print $1}')
 +
 +
[[User:fcbRonaldinho|fcbRonaldinho]] 14:43, 6 January 2008

Latest revision as of 17:24, 11 May 2009

Pre-requirements

Step 1

Download MouseLocator and extract from the package the System Preferences panel. You have to mount the image, then you have to show the contents of Mouse Locator v1.1 Installer package (ctrl-clic > Show Package Contents) and then copy the file MouseLocator.prefPane from Contents/Resources/Distribution/ to your Desktop.

Alternatively, download the MouseLocator.dmg file and copy it to the AppleTV. Mount it with the following command

sudo hdiutil mount MouseLocator.dmg

and then copy the files from the mounted /Volumes/Mouse Locator v1.1 directory

Step 2

Now copy the file MouseLocator.prefPane to /Library/PreferencePanes on your Apple TV, if you dont have that folder, just create it. (note: I had to copy it to ~/Library/PreferencePanes in order for it to appear in System Preferences)

Step 3

Now you can copy MouseLocator.png to /Users/frontrow/Pictures on your Apple TV.

Step 4

Run System Preferences, on your Apple TV and select Mouse Locator: select Turn on and put a check on Always Turn On. This will be extra fun as you can't see your mouse pointer to select the check-boxes and have to guess! Now, you should have a cursor. If you want to disable it you could just turn it off.

You can ssh in and run the following command at the -bash-2.05b$ prompt

 while true; do open ~/Library/PreferencePanes/MouseLocator.prefPane && sleep 3; done


What this will do is basically pop up the window every 3 seconds - keeping it almost always visible. Then you can enable the mouse pointer. Once that is done, terminate the above command by hitting Ctrl+c (credit goes to theashworld )

As alternative for this script you can do "Enable Kext Loading" . At least for me after loading Kext, System Preferences screen was continously stable.


You can select a hot-key to allow you to toggle the cursor on/off at your wish, so that the mouse locator won't show in movies played by NitoTV. In this case, don't check the Always Turn On.

Footnote

An easy way to know where you click, if you use a VNC client, is to give the focus out of VNC (by clicking on the finder by example), and to get back over the VNC window. Just move the pointer over what you want to click, click one time to give the focus to VNC, and click another time to send the click to the appleTV.--

Bagster 17:46, 1 December 2007 (CET)


Here are a few ssh commands that are helpful.

This command will open the System Preference directly to Mouse Locator Preference Panel.

  open ~/Library/PreferencePanes/MouseLocator.prefPane

If for some reason your Mouse Locator application dose not boot when you run Firefox or other Applications, like mine sometimes does, then use this command to start it. It should keep all your settings if you have already enable them.

  open ~/Library/PreferencePanes/MouseLocator.prefPane/Contents/Resources/MouseLocatorAgent.app

Now if your hot-key is not working to toggle the cursor on/off then just kill it by running. Or turn it back on by the former open command.

  kill $(ps ax | grep [M]ouseLocatorAgent | awk '{print $1}')

fcbRonaldinho 14:43, 6 January 2008