Magic Eye FX | Tutorial #03 – Gaze Menu

April 2, 2020

The Magic Eye FX gaze menu is a fully gaze controllable user interface that gives the user the ability to freely navigate the menu options, open and close apps and access some communication applications. Follow our tutorial that shows you how to navigate and control the gaze menu.

Gaze Menu

Magic Eye FX Gaze Menu All Apps

We’ll start by taking a look at the menu. We have:

  • Apps – this shows all apps contained within Magic Eye FX.
  • Levels – Apps broken down into 5 levels.
  • Store – Sends you to the Sensory Guru app store where you can access even more apps. This is coming soon.
  • Settings – takes you to interaction and navigation settings
  • Dwell Toggle – Allows you to toggle dwell clicks.

 

Check your config settings

First check your settings to make sure they are just right for you.

  1. Head to the config section from the home screen to check your switch settings. To navigate from the gaze menu go to Settings > Exit to Home > Home Side Menu > Config

    gaze-menu-config 

  2. Once in the config settings, check your switch activation settings. In our example, switch activation is set to space or return. This means, while we are in click mode in the gaze menu, we need to press a switch set to space or return to make a selection.

    Switch Activation

    Set the config to your preference, save your settings and head back to the gaze menu.

Settings

 

Magic Eye FX Gaze Menu Settings

Mode of operation

In settings you can select your mode of operation:

  • Click Mode – When set to click mode you need to gaze and click to select.
  • Dwell Mode – When set to dwell mode, dwell to select.

Dwell Time

The default dwell time is 1.75 second. You can increase or decrease this.

Communication Software

You can add Snap Core or Communicator to the gaze menu, allowing you to access your communication software from Magic Eye FX.

To do this, simply select your preferred software and it will appear in the gaze menu.

Communication software access

Exit to home

Select this to return to the main home screen

All apps

Magic Eye FX Gaze Menu All Apps

You can browse all the apps in Magic Eye FX and select them to run:

  • To select in click mode gaze over the app and press your configured switch (in this example, space or return)
  • To select in dwell mode, gaze over the app and wait for the dwell bar to fill.

This will automatically open your selected app.

You can browse through the pages of apps using the navigation arrows.

App levels

To choose from apps from different levels select “Levels”

Magic Eye FX Gaze Menu Levels

This will open up the level options. Select your desired level you want to browse. You will then see all apps contained within that level.

Magic Eye FX Gaze Menu Level 4

App Store

The store is still under construction, so watch this space.

Magic Eye FX Gaze Menu App Store Coming Soon

 

 

Exit

Gaze Menu Exit

The exit button in the gaze menu brings up 3 exit options:

  1. Exit Magic Eye FX
  2. Exit to Communicator
  3. Exit to Snap Core

Select your prefered option to close the software.

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