USBKWS4 - How to install USB Keys 2 on a Mac

Applies To

  • USB Keys 2 for Mac


You wish to use your Crick USB Switch Box on a Mac.


To use the Crick USB Switch Box with our own software, no installation is necessary. Just plug it into your Mac, wait for it to be recognised, and then launch Clicker or WriteOnline.

To use the Crick USB Switch Box with any other software, you need to install USB Keys 2. The program converts your switch presses into keyboard key presses, enabling you to control any software that can be controlled with a keyboard.

To install USB Keys 2:

  1. Download the USB Keys 2 Installer for Mac.

  2. Open the USB-Keys2-Mac.dmg file in your Downloads folder.
    This will create a virtual drive in Finder named USBKeys2. A window may appear automatically, or a shortcut may appear on your Desktop. If not, open the Go menu in Finder and choose Computer.

  3. In the USBKeys2 drive, right-click (or Ctrl-click) the Install file, choose Open and then click Open.
    (If you double-click the Install file, your Mac won't let you open it.)

  4. Proceed through the installation and click Close when it's finished. Choose whether to Keep or Delete the downloaded installer file.

  5. In Finder, open the Go menu, choose Applications and launch USBKeys 2.
    You'll be told that USBKeys 2 requires the Accessibility API to be enabled. Click Quit USBKeys 2.

  6. In Finder, open the Apple menu and choose System Preferences. Click Security & Privacy. On the Privacy tab, select Accessibility and check the USBKeys 2 checkbox.
    (You may need to click the bottom-left lock and type your password before you can select Accessibility.)

  7. Launch USBKeys 2 again. When asked to update your database, click Update. When it's finished, click Close.

  8. Click the USBKeys 2 icon towards the top-right of the Finder bar and choose Quit USBKeys 2.

USB Keys 2 is now ready for use on your Mac.

USB Keys 2 will automatically load the correct settings for many popular switch-accessible applications. You can also create your own profiles for new applications. To learn how, click the USBKeys 2 icon towards the top-right of the Finder bar and choose USBKeys 2 Help.