Thank you for downloading AndroMouse 5.0. This is the place where you learn how to setup AndroMouse, download AndroMouse Server, ask questions and help others.
Here is a sneak peek on what’s new in AndroMouse 5.0. Some of the images provided below are from older version, but the functionality will be the same.
Just in case if you have not downloaded AndroMouse in your phone yet. Here is the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iandrobot.andromouse.free&hl=en
- Several bug fixes
- New cleaner UI
- Improved file browser
- Added – custom keys
- All features are now available in Free version
- Several bug fixes
- Ability to change themes
- Improved UI
- Improved bluetooth connection
Here is a quick tutorial to get you started.
Connecting to the Server
To use AndroMouse, you will need to download the AndroMouse server and run it in your computer that you want to control. AndroMouse server runs on Windows, Mac or Linux. The latest release is AndroMouse Server 5.0. Please download the AndroMouse server from here.
Latest server update date: 5/21/2016
Note: You will need to have Java installed in your computer in order for the server to run. Most computers should already have java installed but if your computer is missing Java, please download and install it from here.
Note: If you want to automatically load AndroMouse server everytime your computer loads. Do one of the following–
Windows: Copy the server file into startup folder. You can do this by right clicking on startup folder(Start>All Programs>startup) and select open.
Mac: Go to system preferences>login items>add.
Note: To connect using wifi, please connect your phone and your computer to a same wifi hotspot.
Note: When you run the AndroMouse Desktop server for the first time, you may receive security warnings depending upon the operating system.
Mac Warning: You may see following message when you run the AndroMouse server for the first time. Just right click on the downloaded file and click on open.
Windows Warning: You might get Windows Security Alert saying that Windows Firewall has blocked some features. You must select Allow Access to use AndroMouse. If you are having issues connectiong with the server, your AndriVirus software might be blocking connections – please open Java SE binary for incoming and outgoing connections. You can also limit connections based on IP addresses.
Linux Warning: When you double click on the AndroMouse Desktio 5.0.jar, you might see a message saying the file is not marked as executable. To fix this follow these steps. Right click on the file and select properties. Click on ‘Permissions’ tab on top and check on ‘Allow executing file as program’ under Execute. Select close and you are done. If you want to use command line then chmod 777 to the desktop file.
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 – you can use either your WiFi or Bluetooth.
Connecting Using WiFi
Run the AndroMouse application on your phone. Tap on + icon from the action bar and select WiFi as shown in the figure below.
You can either type the server IP as shown by the AndroMouse server in your computer or tap on ‘Detect Server’ to have AndroMouse automatically detect your computer. You can also select from one of the previously connected setting for quick connection.
After successfully connection, the connection dialog closes and you are presented with the AndroMouse touchpad. The connection indicator at the bottom left of the screen will turn green with connected status as shown below:
The server will also change the connection status from ‘Disconnected’ to ‘Connected’
Connecting Using Bluetooth
Note: To make the connection process easier please pair your phone with your computer before using the bluetooth option. This is one time process only.
Run the AndroMouse application on your phone. Tap on + icon from the action bar and select Bluetooth. You will be presented with a list of paired devices where you can select the computer where AndroMouse Server is running as shown below:
You can also Scan for devices and pair from here.
After successfully connection, the connection dialog closes and you are presented with the AndroMouse touchpad. The connection indicator at the bottom left of the screen will turn green. The server will also change the connection status from ‘Disconnected’ to ‘Connected’.
You can view the connection details by click on the ” icon on the action bar.
Using Wireless Mouse
Once the connection with the server is made, you can use the AndroMouse touchpad as a mouse pad. Use the touch pad as you would use a laptop’s mouse pad. You can tap on the touchpad to send a click signal or use the mouse buttons below the touchpad to send click signals to your computer. Here is the list of signals that you can send using the touchpad, scroll bar and the mouse buttons.
|Click||Tap on touchpad or left click button|
|Double click||Double tap on touchpad|
|Right click||Tap on right click button or press on touchpad for 2 seconds. You can hide the click buttons from Settings.|
|Drag||As you would do with your laptop|
|Scroll||Use two fingers to scroll up and down or use the scroll bar (swipe up or down). You have the option to hide the scroll bar from Settings.|
|Zoom||Apply pinch gesture on the touchpad to send zoom in/out signal to the AndroMouse server. Make sure to turn on this feature in Settings.|
To use AndroMouse as a wireless keyboard, just tap on the text box that says ‘Type Here’ to use Android keyboard to send keyboard signals to AndroMouse server as shown below:
To hide the keyboard, tap on touchpad or check the ‘Keep Keypad’ option to leave it on screen. You can also type using your voice using the microphone icon located on the right side of the keyboard text box.
In addition to the standard mouse and keyboard feature, AndroMouse comes with ton of extra features called the AndroMouse Extras. Click on ” icon from the action bar to display AndroMouse Extras as shown below:
Each of the AndroMouse extra is shown below:
Select the Settings menu item from the action bar to open AndroMouse settings.
AndroMouse comes loaded with basic help to get you started.
To get additional help to the questions that you may have that are not available in the App or in this website, please leave your question in the comments section below. Thank you for downloading AndroMouse and if you like it please don’t forget to rate and leave a positive comment in the Play Store. Link to the application here.