Powerpoint Remote

Triggering the shutter and other commands can be achieved by mapping a Powerpoint remote button to a command, giving you an inexpensive remote that can be used during live view. Powerpoint remotes act like a mini-keyboard and their buttons can be mapped to commands.

Mapping a Powerpoint Remote button as a Shortcut

  • Plug your Powerpoint remote into your computer and ensure that it is working.
  • Go to the Tools menu and select ‘Shortcuts’.
  • Double-click on any command and then press a button on the remote. This button will now be mapped to the command.
  • Try the mapped button and see if the command is executed

Unmapping a Powerpoint Remote Shortcut

  • Start ControlMyNikon.
  • Go to the Tools menu and select ‘Shortcuts’.
  • Double-click on the command and right-click.


  • There are many variations of these remotes. Some have two buttons and some have many more. Some are wired, most are wireless.
  • Some wireless remotes are wifi or bluetooth so maximum distance from the computer will vary.