With Keysticks, you can use a game controller for PC to surf the web and play games and music on your PC. It’s a comfortable alternative to the keyboard and mouse.
Keysticks essentially emulates keyboard and mouse input from your controller, thus allowing you to perform actions such as moving the cursor, pressing keys, etc. using only your gamepad. It is relatively easy to set up, and it comes with plenty of profiles for various games and applications.
Using Keysticks with a wireless game controller means you don’t need to sit by your computer. You can control your music player wirelessly. You can also connect your computer to your TV and browse the web wirelessly using your controller.
The program offers support for XInput and DirectInput, so it should work with a wide range of devices. We can say for certain that Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers are supported, but will have to try it out yourself if you have a different device.
After launching the utility, the default profile will be loaded. From the overlay, you can see which keyboard or mouse buttons are bound to various gamepad controls, and the ones you trigger will be highlighted.
With the app, you can use a wireless Xbox 360 controller as a slide changer for Microsoft PowerPoint. It helps you present slides smoothly without referring back to your laptop.
You can use Key sticks to create controls for games that only support a keyboard or mouse. If you’re tired of spamming the WASD keys in your favorite games, why not ditch the keyboard and play using your gamepad?
The app lets you use a comfortable controller instead of the mouse and keyboard. If you find clicking a mouse difficult, squeezing a controller trigger might be a good alternative. If you need to stay away from the keyboard, you might like to try typing with thumbsticks or buttons instead. It comes with ready-made profiles for controlling Windows and an on-screen virtual keyboard with word prediction. It’s designed to make computing more comfortable.
You can use the program to play PC games with a gamepad instead of the keyboard and mouse. You can use the virtual keyboard to chat in-game using your controller too. To see how to take a look at example controls for Minecraft.
You can easily create and customize controls using the Profile Designer. It has ready-made templates for mapping your game controller for PC to the keyboard/mouse controls your game uses and for adding virtual keyboards to your profiles. You can drag and drop to try new combinations and apply them with the designer window still open.
When you get familiar with Keysticks controls, you might like to try connecting your computer to your TV so you can play PC games on your TV. It means you can use your controller to control the game (running on your PC or laptop), and your telly as the display.
You can use these sample controls to play Minecraft on your PC using a gamepad instead of the keyboard and mouse. To try them yourself, just download the latest version of Keysticks and load the Minecraft profile that comes with it.
Main Functions of Keysticks Game Controller For PC
- Right stick: turn / aim / camera movement (mouse pointer)
- Left stick: Move / strafe (WASD keys)
- Right shoulder: Jump (Space)
- Left shoulder: Show or hide the virtual keyboard
- Right trigger: Attack (Left-click)
- Left trigger: Use item (Right-click)
- DPad left/right: Scroll through the quick-bar (mouse wheel)
- Back button: Open menu / release mouse / pause (Esc)
- A button: Switch to chat mode (T key)
- Start button: Hold to see list of players in a multiplayer game (Tab)
Naturally, you can customize the mappings to best suit your preferences. The process is relatively straightforward, but configuring presets for all your applications or games can be rather time-consuming.
It also comes with a few ready-to-use profiles for applications like VLC and PowerPoint, as well as Minecraft. Even more, has been created by the community and can be downloaded from within the program.
The application offers a host of customization options, allowing users to modify almost everything about how the software works and their profiles. However, if you don’t want to go through all that trouble, you can just find a suitable profile online and apply it directly.
Keysticks has been around for a long time, and it already has a large user base, as evidenced by the numerous downloadable profiles that are available. With the V2.0 release, the software has also become free and open-source, so there has never been a better time to try it out.
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