How to turn your PC into a fan controller for the Web and other browsers
Posted On July 3, 2021
We’ve been getting reports from readers and commenters who have been using a desktop PC with a keyboard and mouse as a fan control controller for Web browsers.
These controllers don’t use the traditional mouse and keyboard approach, but instead use a USB keyboard and a joystick to control a desktop or gaming PC.
In a way, this is a pretty standard fan controller: You plug the keyboard and the joystick into a USB port on your PC, connect the keyboard to a USB hub, and then plug in the mouse and a gamepad (or a USB gamepad and a mouse) to control the PC’s hardware.
If you’ve never done this before, there are a few steps to it: 1.
Plug the USB keyboard in. 2.
Plug in the joystick.
Connect the mouse.
Press the button on the keyboard that says “Start Control” and wait for it to be activated.
Press “Start Game” and the PC should start playing games.
After the game is finished, hold the Start button down and release it.
If your PC can handle the keyboard/joystick combination, you’re good to go.
But if you don’t have the mouse, you’ll need to find one that has one.
It doesn’t have to be a mouse and joystick combo, either: You can use the standard PC keyboard to control your PC’s software, but you could also use a game controller that has a dedicated mouse button.
Plug your keyboard and joystick into your desktop.
Connect your keyboard/Joystick to the PC. 9.
Press Start Control and wait.
If everything went well, you should be able to use the mouse/joysticks combination to navigate the web and the games on your computer.
Here’s how it works: 1.)
Plug the keyboard into your PC. 2.)
Plug in your joystick.
Note that you may need to hold the joystick up to keep the joystick from spinning, but that’s the only real way to do it. 3.)
Press Start Game.
The PC should then start playing your game.
If it’s already playing a game, you can press Start Game again and continue playing that game.
When the game starts, the joystick should be pointing at your game screen, and you can move your cursor to change it. 4.)
Press “Control,” then “End Game.”
You should see the cursor move to the end of your game, where you can stop playing the game, then start it again.
This method should work for most games and programs.
If everything worked properly, press Start Control again.
It should now start the game you’re currently playing.
If not, you could try the following: 1) Press “Save,” then press “Start.”
2) Press Start, then “Control.”
3) Press Control, then press Start.
4) Press Enter.
You should be back in the same game you were in before you restarted your PC and played.
If all worked, you may have to restart your computer after you’ve changed the joystick and keyboard settings to suit your situation.
There are a couple of caveats: First, it doesn’t work if your computer has a power supply that isn’t capable of supporting the joystick/keyboard combination.
Second, the PC will probably restart automatically when you change the joystick or the keyboard settings, so don’t go out and buy a new keyboard or mouse combo just yet.
The only way to get around this is to use a different mouse or keyboard for gaming or running other software.
This won’t work with Windows, as it’s a Windows-specific problem.