Hey friends. No time for chit-chat today. You are trying present slides in Figma and your clicker isn't... clicking. Good news, this is an easy fix!
If you're more of a visual learner, skip straight to the video.
We are going to use Karabiner - Elements to hijack the incoming keystrokes from your clicker and translate them to
←left arrow and
right arrow→ to toggle Figma slides.
You will need:
A Mac with Figma (works with or without the app installed)
A Clicker (we use the Logitech R400)
Karabiner - Elements (free)
If you need help setting up a prototype in Figma checkout their documentation
Tip: If no prototype is setup slides will play from TOP TO BOTTOM, LEFT TO RIGHT
figma prototype example
Karabiner installs both their Elements and Event Viewer apps by default. In this case, we will only be using Karabiner - Elements to map the clicker keys.
This is where the magic happens! Open Karabiner - Elements and:
Select your device from the "Target Device:" dropdown
Determine what keys your clicker is... well... clicking. If you have trouble with this the Karabiner - Event Viewer app comes in handy to show what keys are being triggered
(optional) Choose an arbitrary clicker key to map to "r" for restarting your presentation
karabiner settings for logitech r400
You should be all ready to use your clicker or remote with a Figma presentation.
If you run into problems or have questions hit me up on twitter