SOLVED! All clickers working with a full screen browser Prezi.

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Hi,
Can we add this work around to the portable-clicker support page on the help site.

If you only have a portable clicker that emulates mouse clicks then simply follow these steps to enable your clicker live.
1. load your prezi and click Edit Prezi.
2. Press space bar to bring up show mode.
3. Press m to remove the toolbar.
4. click on your browser menu bar and click view >> fullscreen.

Now you prezi is in full screen but you can also use your clicker to navigate.
Have fun!
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Devin "Radelaide" Mancuso

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Thank you for this workaround! I have added a link to the manual article.
http://prezi.com/learn/remote-clicker/
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joanne ward

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I just tried to do this - I have a Macbook Pro - if I click on edit Prezi and then press space bar I don't get show mode, nothing happens. I really need to figure out how to use a portable clicker for a presentation I have to give next Monday. All I need is a way to advance /go back each page, don't need zoom. Why doesn't this work around work?
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Just to clarify my problem - I am using a downloaded version of the presentation since I'm not sure if there will be internet access in the presentation conference room or not. I will be loading the deck from a USB stick either to my Macbook Pro or someone else's PC laptop. So I need to know for either case, how can I get a clicker to work to advance the slides.
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Devin "Radelaide" Mancuso

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If you are using a downloaded flash .exe to show your prezi you do not need to worry about space bar. Simply click the full screen button down on the bottom right corner (within the prezi) and then use your clicker like normal.

Though oddly enough, my $10 cheap clicker works with downloaded prezis but my $100+ logitech pro model does not. So you'll need to see whether your clicker is compatible with flash.
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John

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Unchained from that little pointy arrow! Hurrah!
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Anybody tested this with macremote in chrome?
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Devin "Radelaide" Mancuso

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Haven't tested this on any Mac machines, but have tested it under XP, Vista and W7 environments.

If I grab some time soon, Ill check it all out on mac and update this thread.
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I just went out and bought a $40 Targus clicker and it works to go forward/back.
Thanks
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Agusti Brañas

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Dear Joanne,

What model of Targus have you? I'm thinking to buy AMP09EU. It's ok with a prezi?

Thnks!
Agustí
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Joanne,
Same question.. What model was the one that worked? TIA!
Judy
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Casper Martens

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I'm not sure it works with Prezi Desktop application? I can't get it to work :)

Should add I'm a Mac user.
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I tried this with my remote clicker X-pointer. Its buttons are set to mouse scroll wheel up and down, not editable. And it does not work according to the instruction above. Its buttons are working as if mouse pointer is on the center of the screen and scroll wheel activate up and down. Is there anyone has a good solution?
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Thanks so much! It worked!!
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Radelaide - Have you been able to test this out on a mac to see how we can make it work? It's not working with the mac clicker. :( And I won't be on a PC anytime soon....
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Devin "Radelaide" Mancuso

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Gah sorry, I had a mac meltdown, only just got a new HDD. Will test this week.
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Just to be clear I think this only works if you have the full desktop version. I got it working but NOT using the browser.....
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In response to petergold99. As per the title and description this is for use with browsers, not the full desktop version. Though I believe the full desktop version is a similar method.

I have this working in almost all major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE), so if you're having trouble, perhaps detail you steps, and browser version and we can see where you are having trouble.
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Hi, I still can't make my remote control works with Prezi.

I have the Prezi Desktop installed in my MacBook PRO and I'm trying to use my Apple Remote (MC377AM/A) but nothing happens.

Will someone could tell me how to make presentations with the Apple Remote, please? It works wonderfully with Keynote.

Thanks,

Daniel
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Just so you know, you do NOT need to press M to hide when in Show mode, as it hides automatically.
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I have an Interlink Electronics Remote Point Global Presenter wireless mouse, and it works just fine in regular Prezi fullscreen mode. I didn't have to do a workaround at all. Just sayin'.
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Daniel

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Specifically about Apple Remote (picture above), does anyone know how to use it with Prezi? I still can't make it works!!

I will be very glad with any kind of assistance on this.

Daniel
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gnadali

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Me too I'm frustrated: Apple Remote doesn't work. Please, let fix this inconvenient.
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kunalg1608

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My remote just does Zoom In Zoom out function !!!

I have presentation tomorrow any help please !!??
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Daniel

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Until now I didn't receive any support to make Prezi works with my Apple remote. Unfortunately I have to stop using Prezi in my presentations because I don't want to be tied to a keyboard during my speech.

Is it too complicated to solve?

I'm (like many others) very frustrated...

Daniel
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Came here with a renewed desire (after giving up on most options a year ago) for finding suggestions on using Prezi with remotes.

I wanted to use an app to control Prezi. After a bit of Googling, I found this http://www.splashtop.com/remote . They have a number of apps that work mostly for Apple devices. I needed it to work with Android, so I got their Splashtop Remote Desktop.

I installed it with the expectation that I would be getting the return in 15 minutes refund from Android. To my shock, it works quite well and may be the answer some of you are looking for.

In short, the Remote Desktop is a two part deal:
1. Download and install their "Streamer" software (free) on your computer, first.
2. Get the app from Apple App store or Android market. (394 yen for me/ about $5 USD).

Once you have setup the password on your computer, the phone, pad of whatever device you are using will connect via wireless (no 3G support). With this particular application, I can now control my laptop entirely from my HTC Desire HD phone. Fullscreen mode isn't a worry since the inputs are treated just like anything from a mouse or keyboard.

I just started using this app (have a presentation to give this weekend) but I'm amazed by the fact I can access anything I like (Prezi, video files, documents, whatever) and control it all by dragging my finger around my smartphone's screen.

I'll report back if the honeymoon doesn't last, but I hope this can help some of you who are as desperate as I was to find a quick solution to the Prezi remote conundrum.

Regards,

Bob
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That worked on my iPhone and Mac, thanks! The only thing I don't like is I might have to look down to make sure I'm hitting the forward button.
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Ric Ampiloquio

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For those using Mac and iPhone, just wanna share this alternative for Remote Clicker for Prezi.
Make your iPhone the remote clicker.

Check this Mobile Mouse App ($1.99 or get the Lite free version) and install it in your iPhone.



It can serve as your remote mouse, trackpad and remote clicker.
It connects via WiFi.
You also need to download the Mobile Mouse Server App for your Mac from the App Store.



It works seamlessly in a WiFi environment.
It can also work with your Prezi Desktop version offline by creating a network with your iPhone via WiFi.

I'm happy with it.
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Just downloaded this. it does seem to work pretty well, though I have to keep the little pointer on the screen right ON the "next" button. a small price to pay for something that works. Thanks!!
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Dan Brownson

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I recently found out how to get my remote to work with Prezi, and I would like to see if others have the same success. At first I could not get my remote to work with Prezi for the longest time, and then I found out that the remote buttons were clicking the Page Up and Page Down buttons on the keyboard and not the left and right arrow buttons that Prezi uses for navigation. I then downloaded a keyboard remapper and mapped the Page Up key to the left arrow and the Page Down key to the right arrow. I can now control Prezi from the Fullscreen preview screen with my remote, and I do not need the workaround listed above. This has worked for both my Kensington and Logitech remotes running on Firefox.

Here is the keyboard remapping program I used:
http://www.randyrants.com/2006/07/sha...
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Thank you, Dan! I used a program called KeyTweak (described in this blog: http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Article...) and i followed your instructions (see above).

And now my Logiteck presenter works perfectly.

Shouldn't it be possible for Prezi to do something about this? I mean if Prezi also allowed to use Page Up and Page Down for navigation - then this problem should be solved once and for all?
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Sveinung Jørgensen

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Did you restart your computer after remapping?
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Dean St.Germain

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Wow. Thank you so much Mr. Brownson! I have a big thing coming up this Saturday and didn't know whether to invest time in doing a remap and hope it works or settle on using the keyboard instead. Cheers.
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Work great for me with a kensington green light remote.

Thank you very much for this !
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James Birtles

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For people wanting to use their apple remote, you could get Better Touch Tool. It allows you to assign each button of the remote to a different function like the left and right arrow keys for example.
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This walkthrough just saved my life .. Incidentally, in Chrome I found that you needed to hit ESC before F11 to regain focus.. Thank you so much :)))
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Dear All,

I have a Logitech R400 and can not get it to work in a Google Chrome browser.

Any have any suggestions?