Thank you for downloading AndroMouse 6.0. This is the place where you learn how to setup AndroMouse, download AndroMouse Server, ask questions and help others.
Here is a sneak peek of what’s new in all new AndroMouse 6.0.
What has changed since earlier versions?
Basically everything! I published the first version of AndroMouse in 2011 – since then I had been updating/fixing few thing here and there without changing much of the core functionalities. To make the application and the server much more robust and to boost performance, I rewrote them again from scratch. Although everything underneath the application is brand new, the basic motivation of my hard work remains unchanged – to make the best performing wireless mouse and keyboard app. If you are familiar with earlier versions of AndroMouse, it should be fairly simple to get started.
Connecting to the AndroMouse Server
To use AndroMouse, you will need to download the AndroMouse Server and run it on the computer that you want to wirelessly control. AndroMouse server runs on Windows, Mac or Linux and requires no further installation. Please download AndroMouse Server from the link below:
Download AndroMouse Server: http://andromouse.com/AndroMouseServer.zip
Please make sure that your app version and server version matches – current version is AndroMouse 6.0 (both app and the server).
The downloaded zip file contains a readme text file and AndroMouse Server.jar file. The AndroMouse Server.jar file is a light-weight java executable file, to run it please make sure that you have Java runtime installed on your computer. Most computers already come with Java runtime but if yours didn’t – just download it from the java website and install it. Link to instructions on how to check if you have java installed on your computer is provided below:
How to check if you have Java installed
When you have made sure that Java runtime is installed, double click on the AndroMouse Server.jar file that you have just extracted and just like that the AndroMouse Server is running. Now we can use AndroMouse app on your phone to make a connection.
Linux users – When trying to run the server you might get an error message with something like ‘.. the file is not marked as executable’. To fix this, right-click on the file and click on properties and on Permissions tab – make sure to check box ‘Allow executing file as program’ is selected.
Mac Users – When trying to run the server for the first time you might get a message saying ‘the file cannot be opened because it is from an unidentified developer’. In that case, right-click on the server file and click on open.
Windows Users – You might get a Windows security alert saying something like ‘Windows Firewall has blocked some features..’. You must select ‘Allow Access’ to use AndroMouse. If you are still having issues connecting to the server, your AntiVirus software might be blocking connections – please open Java SE binary for incoming and outgoing connections on your Firewall settings.
You will see the following screen when you successfully start the AndroMouse server. Now all you have to do is let it run and use your AndroMouse app in your phone to setup the connection.
Connecting Using WiFi
Note – Screenshots provided below are from the ad-free version.
Click on the ‘new’ icon located on the title bar of the application. You will see the following screen that will let you choose either WiFi or Bluetooth (Bluetooth is only available on Windows for the time being). Select Wifi.
Note – Please make sure that the computer and the Android device are connected to same the wifi network or hotspot.
AndroMouse will automatically start detecting AndroMouse Server that is running on your computer connected to your wifi network, once found it will provide the server details and give you the option to start the connection. However, for some reason, if the app didn’t detect the server – you also have the option to enter the Server’s IP address manually to make the connection.
Connecting Using Bluetooth
Note – Please make sure that your phone is paired with the computer and Bluetooth is turned on.
From the ‘New Connection’ screen – select Bluetooth. You will see a list of Bluetooth devices paired with your phone under ‘Paired Devices’. Select your computer to make the connection.
After successful connection – you will notice that the thin horizontal bar below title bar turns green.
Note – the color of the thin horizontal bar beneath the title bar indicates connection status – red for disconnected and green for connected. You will also feel a short vibration when your active connection gets disconnected.
Using Wireless Mouse
Move your single finger around the touchpad area as you would move a physical mouse over a mousepad. You can tap on the touchpad to send a click signal or use the mouse buttons below the touchpad to send respective click signals to your computer. Here is the list of various ways you can send signals using the touchpad, scroll bar and the mouse buttons.
|Click||Tap on touchpad with single finger or left click button|
|Double click||Double tap on touchpad|
|Right click||Tap on touchpad with two fingers or right click button|
|Drag and drop||Tap and hold on touchpad for two seconds-move finger to drag-tap to release|
|Scroll||Swipe up or down on the scrollbar|
Using Wireless Keyboard
Tap on the ‘keyboard icon’ to bring up keyboard. Press on back soft-button to hide the keyboard.
I have provided screenshot of each of the AndroMouse Extras and a short description underneath.
If you have a specific question on any of the setting item, please let me know in the comments below.
I know there are a lot of things that I have not covered on this page, but should you have any question, comment or any suggestion for the future release, please let me know in the comments section. Thank you once again for downloading AndroMouse. I hope you will enjoy the app and give me positive review in the app store.
Link to the app store.