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An alternative to Salling Clicker for the K750i phone Apps
I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, so I thought I'd share it with the rest of the world.

Salling Clicker is a great app that will let you control your Mac with using your Bluetooth phone or PDA device. Unfortunately, Salling Clicker doesn't support the Sony Ericsson (SE for short) K750i/W800 yet. I found out yesterday, though, that your SE phone can function as a Bluetooth keyboard/mouse, so you can use it to control your Mac. Using a phone as a mouse is okay for Keynote, but controlling iTunes with it is not that great. While browsing SE's developer site, I found a Bluetooth Remote Control app for OS X which lets you create HID profiles, so you can assign keyboard/mouse actions to your phone's keys. It doesn't officially support anything newer than K700/S700, but it works fine with a K750i as well.

I use Synergy for global iTunes control, so assigning the Synergy shortcuts to my phone's keys turns my phone into an iTunes remote. Any other hotkey app, such as Sizzlingkeys will work as well. You could use this for any other hotkey, or just for keyboard control within an application. It's obviously not as nice as Salling Clicker, but until Clicker supports newer phones, this works fine as wesl. It's also a nice free option if you don't need all Salling Clicker's features.

[robg adds: I believe this document explains the remote keyboard/mouse control mentioned above. I also dug around the Sony Ericsson developer site for a bit, and eventually found the Bluetooth Remote Control app for Mac OS X. Unfortunately, the only link I can post is a direct download link [2.9MB], as I couldn't find an actual page on the site for the program. I located the software by starting on their search page, and then searching for remote with Bluetooth selected in the Technologies box and Any in the Products box.]
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An alternative to Salling Clicker for the K750i phone
Authored by: JoolsG4 on Sep 20, '05 10:05:02AM
Until Salling Clicker v3.0 comes out, you can use "Sallings Basics" from www.salling.com (click 'Free Stuff'), which are pre-built Bluetooth HID controllers which work fine on the K750.

But, if you want to make your own, here's the page from SE's Developer site with the "Bluetooth Remote Control" program for Mac OS X plus documentation:-

http://developer.sonyericsson.com/site/global/docstools/misc/p_misc.jsp

JoolsG4

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An alternative to Salling Clicker for the K750i phone
Authored by: salling on Sep 21, '05 10:01:14AM

Hello!

Just wanted to drop a note to let you know Salling Clicker 3.0 is not too far away now; probably week(s), not months or years. I'm adding support for many previously unsupported devices, including the K750/W800 models.

Best.
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Jonas Salling



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An alternative to Salling Clicker for the K750i phone
Authored by: PopMcGee on Sep 20, '05 11:51:38AM

Good hint, but I couldn't get "move mouse up" and left and right mouseclicks working. Everything else worked (moving mouse in the other 7 directions, shortcuts etc.) The .hid file looks correctly generated. Anybody else with the same problem?



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An alternative to Salling Clicker for the K750i phone
Authored by: airways on Sep 20, '05 11:59:23AM
This may also help...

http://creativebits.org/toolbox/make_your_mac_a_bluetooth_zombie

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An alternative to Salling Clicker for the K750i phone
Authored by: silicontrip on Sep 20, '05 09:09:37PM

Should we have a section so we can post our HID files?

I just created a basic one for iTunes and one for the Tiger Slideshow version of Preview.

But I wouldn't mind seeing what others have made for other apps.



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An alternative to Salling Clicker for the K750i phone
Authored by: xSmurf on Sep 21, '05 12:55:36PM

Salling Clicker's site is down... "a la" Apple store before an update? Let's hope so :)

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An alternative to Salling Clicker for the K750i phone
Authored by: Sailor Tom on Jan 22, '07 04:19:35AM
I followed the tip about salling clicker and found the download here:
http://www.salling.com/RemoteBasics/index.html
I used this on my W810i and it installed fine. the only thing is itunes needs to be the active application on the computer. Still it's better than the software that came with the phone. a great quick fix.

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An alternative to Salling Clicker for the K750i phone
Authored by: Sailor Tom on Feb 23, '07 01:21:52PM

I think this post is quite old now, but i thought this would be the best place to write down my developments.
After getting the salling basics i downloaded the hid profiler from sony ericcsson developers site (see above) and sizzle keys. This made it easy for me to set up my w810i for itunes control without itunes needing to be the active application, and it gives me some browsing capabilities from my phone too. However the only time i'd need to use my phone as a remote is when i'm to lazy to move across the room to change my song and if i want to change my song i'd like to be able to see the writing on my screen, not possible when using itunes/sizzle keys.
My solution: front row controls dvd, video, photos and itunes (more than sizzle keys) and does it all with less keys. fortunatly the front row has keyboard shortcuts built into 10.4, so using the hid profiler I made an (almost) exact copy of the apple remote using my phone keys. the menu button has shortcut: Cmd+esc. play pause is return. up down left right is as guessed up down left right.
so voila - front row on my phone.



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