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Using a PowerMate in the Terminal Apps
Okay, this is total fluff - but isn't the PowerMate, too?

So, the PowerMate can actually be really useful with the Terminal. I have mine set so turning it to the right sends a down arrow key, and turning it to the left sends an up arrow key. This means that I can scroll through my command history with the PowerMate's wheel. Then, set the button to do a Return character, to enter the command you found.

You can also add other actions - say a long click creates a new terminal window. Anyway, if you have one, you'll probably find better ideas on how to use it with the terminal. If not, here's another reason to spring for this gadget.
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Authored by: usa35 on Oct 25, '02 12:50:37PM

I use my powermate in many apps, but never thought about using it to control the Terminal. Being so, well, 'textual', I just hadn't thought about it. Strangely, I use it in apps like BBEdit, but I guess I was just so used to typing everything.

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Authored by: ToasterKing on Oct 30, '02 12:54:11AM

I set the power mate for the Jaguar zoom +/- command, such that after you press and hold it down, it will zoom in and out for you. Lazy...of course, but it will impress others and save like a fourth of a calorie.

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