Installing the Un-Mouse
The installation process is somewhat complex. Here are my
instructions, but enter at your own risk: I'm not going to provide
any installation support beyond these instructions. Good luck!
- The program requires Java version 1.4 or later. If you do not
already have it on your computer, Java is available from java.sun.com.
- The program also requires the Java Media Framework, version
1.2.2 or later. This also is available from Sun at
- Download UnMouse.jar (83
- On Windows systems, you might be able to start the Un-Mouse
by simply double-clicking on the UnMouse.jar file.
On Unix-based systems, type ``java -jar UnMouse.jar''.
You'll also have to do that on Windows systems if the double-clicking
- On the first start-up, the program will instruct you to tell it
where to find the Java Media Framework (JMF). If you don't know where
to look, search for ``jmf.jar'' (via the Search...For Files
or Folders... option in the Start menu at the lower left corner of
Windows). On my computer, I found the file in ``C:\Program
- After you do this, you'll want to select the camera device via
the Set Device... option in the Device menu. If nothing shows up
here for you, either your camera isn't set up
properly, or JMF isn't compatible with your camera drivers. Either
way, I can't help you.
- The program will attempt to select a good image format (i.e.,
image size) automatically. But it may fail, or you may want to alter
it. You can accomplish this using the Set Image Format... option.
larger image will give the cursor slightly more resolution, it also
goes much slower. On my computer, I found that even
320x240 was unreasonably slow.
I cannot provide technical support to the Un-Mouse program, and I
make no guarantees of its usefulness or reliability.
(c) 2002, by Carl Burch. You are free to download the Un-Mouse for
your own personal use, with no charge. You may not redistribute the
software in any form, however, without the author's explicit written