|OnScreen with CrossScanner: for Windows; OnScreen Keyboards with Single Switch Access; Version 1.78 Release 4; User's Guide|
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Welcome to CrossScanner for Windows Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7!
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During Installation, let my defaults (those choices I've made for you) alone; you can change them later if you desire. After Installation, double click on CrossScanner Setup first. Explore each setting by clicking on the context help button (? Mark at top right or window) (by mouse), and then clicking on each option. No, you're not CrossScanning yet, just exploring each option with your regular mouse. After exploring each option's Help, you will be ready to start (open, launch) CrossScanner.
When CrossScanner is opened, either by you double clicking on its icon in the CrossScanner Program Group, or automatically upon Startup, you will receive the message "CrossScanner is Awake" and all mouse functions will be intercepted by CrossScanner. When you press Alt-X, you will receive the message "CrossScanner is Asleep". Your mouse will behave normally then.
Remember - Alt-X key activates and de-activates CrossScanner. You can change this within CrossScanner Setup if you like. Make sure to hold these keys down until CrossScanner responds.
CrossScanner is designed to work with the mouse-click, best emulated by my SAM (Switch-Adapted Mouse device). This means that when you plug a switch (any single switch) into SAM, it becomes the mouse-click, which operates CrossScanner and, subsequently, any Windows software.
CrossScanner is a fairly intuitive program, for the most part. Click once to start the line down the screen (LineScan), again to stop LineScan and begin the finger across the screen (FingerScan), and a third time to pick your target.
If you have Double Click, Drag, or Text Entry enabled in CrossScanner Setup, then you will see the IconWindow right after LineScan, with the icons representing those functions you have enabled.
1) Double click - Clicking while the finger is pointing to the Double Click icon will clear the IconWindow, reset the finger to the left edge of your CrossScanning area, and FingerScan to your desired target. CrossScanner then sends a double-click to whatever application you're in. Remember, you only need to single-click the target.
2) Drag - Clicking while the finger is pointing to the Drag icon (the middle one that looks like a mouse being dragged) will clear the IconWindow, reset the finger to the left edge, and FingerScan to your desired beginning point of a drag process. The next click will begin a CrossScan (LineScan followed by FingerScan) to your desired destination of the drag.
3) Text Entry - Clicking while the finger is pointing to the keyboard icon will pop-up my OnScreen keyboard at the top of the screen, resizing all other open applications to the remainder of the screen. The Select button cycles through open applications.
If you want to single click beneath the IconWindow, then simply click when the finger is not pointed to any of the icons of the IconWindow.
If you have Menu Bar enabled in Setup, stopping LineScan over any menu bar will begin a MenuScan followed by a MenuItemScan.
OnScreen This is a virtual, on-screen keyboard that works seamlessly with CrossScanner. CrossScanner also will work with other Keyboard programs.