How to run Watchtower Library for Mac on Leopard OS X 10.5
Download the Disk Image 1.3. The Disk Image will automatically open. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.
Drag the application to your Applications folder and run as normal. For a step-by-step walkthrough see video.
After running Watchtower Library for Mac you need to insert an official CD-ROM. After inserting the CD, the standard setup program launches automatically. Just follow the instructions as normal.
If the setup program does not run automatically (e.g. because it’s a backup copy of the original) you can open the CD directory and drag
Setup.exe to the Watchtower Library for Mac dock icon.
You may notice a pause for a minute when running for the first time if upgrading from an older version of Watchtower Library for Mac. This is normal. It only happens once.
If you have a question about upgrading, you might find the answer here. If not please post a comment; I’ll do my best to help you.
The application requires X11. If you have upgraded to Snow Leopard, skip this part. You likely already have the correct version of X11 installed. Double-check by looking for an application called
X11 within Applications » Utilities. If present, you have X11!
If running Leopard 10.5, download and install X11, version 188.8.131.52!
Yes but with a small fix.
Lion comes with a newer version of X11. So you need to download and add a small file called
.Xmodmap; otherwise Lion uses different key codes and your keyboard outputs gobbledygook! Download it and follow the instructions below.
Note, due to the strange name of this file (it’s part of OS X’s Unix legacy), you will need to move it to your home folder using Terminal; Finder won’t let you. Launch Applications » Utilities » Terminal and enter:
mv ~/Downloads/Xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap
Please be very careful with your case, upper and lower: the case must match exactly. It might be easier to copy and paste. Don’t forget to press Enter to run the command. Note,
~ stands for your home folder in Unix-speak;
mv is short for move. Relaunch Watchtower Library and you should find that your keyboard is working normally again.
This fix applies to Watchtower Library for Mac version 1.3 and Lion OS X 10.7. I am currently working towards releasing version 2.0 of Watchtower Library for Mac which builds in its own complete version of X11 and associated software components, and has no external dependencies; so will not be affected so easily by different versions of OS X.