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by Archie
01 Sep 2019 17:57
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: Perixx PERIPRO-506
Replies: 0
Views: 310

Perixx PERIPRO-506

https://perixx.com/furniture_store_view/perixx-peripro-506-wired-ergonomic-trackball-mouse-2-button-design.html Ball size: 63/64" (24.9mm) Interface: USB Full Name: Perixx Wired Trackball Mouse Model No.: PERIPRO-506 USB ID: VID_062A&PID_7269 Device Name: Full-Speed Mouse https://trackballs.eu/medi...
by Archie
13 Aug 2019 21:04
Forum: Companies
Topic: Kensington
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Kensington

https://trackballs.eu/media/Kensington/1984_s.jpg Probably, most acknowledged trackball vendor. Founded in 1981, it started business as Apple accessories manufacturer: one of first products was System Saver : external cooling fan with AC surge protector. Device became quite popular: reportedly, mor...
by Archie
03 Aug 2019 15:41
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Logitech Unifying security fix
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Logitech Unifying security fix

In Unifying software, a security vulnerability was found: https://www.howtogeek.com/428767/update-your-logitech-wireless-dongle-right-now/ As Sean Hollister at The Verge reports, the MouseJack attack lets a nearby attacker break into a Logitech USB receiver connected to your computer. They can conne...
by Archie
10 Jul 2019 13:34
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Separate per-device settings
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Separate per-device settings

For systems with more than one pointing device connected (trackball + mouse, embedded touchpad + trackball, etc) it's inconvenient to adjust sensitivity in OS control panel, as it affects all the devices. For Windows, there's very useful software: EitherMouse by Steffen Software: http://www.eithermo...
by Archie
10 Jul 2019 12:03
Forum: Buttons
Topic: Button reassignment
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Button reassignment

Often, placement of buttons and default actions assigned to them are not optimal. Most proprietary drivers from trackball vendors are capable to rearrange action/button bindings according to user taste - but it's not always possible for number of reasons. Support for particular device might be remov...
by Archie
10 Jul 2019 10:15
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Windows mouse API
Replies: 0
Views: 198

Windows mouse API

Comprehensive Microsoft document explaining 'inner work' of GUI controls: Mouse Input https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/inputdev/mouse-input This section describes how the system provides mouse input to your application and how the application receives and processes that input. In some ...
by Archie
07 Jul 2019 20:27
Forum: Scrolling
Topic: Wheel emulation
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: Wheel emulation

Some more freeware utilities... Marble Scroll , Copyright(c) 2007-2008 simans.net: https://trackballs.eu/media/software/marbleinst_add.zip http://web.archive.org/web/20080619063152/simans.net/marble/ Marble Mouse Scroll Wheel, or just Marble Scroll, is a small program designed to simulate a scroll w...
by Archie
06 Jul 2019 17:48
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: AllSpirit The Ball
Replies: 0
Views: 349

AllSpirit The Ball

Ball size: 1 9/16" (39.8mm) Interface: BT FCC ID: MA7THEBALL Bluetooth name: The Ball HID ID: VID_0A5C&PID_2002 https://trackballs.eu/media/AllSpirit/TheBall/DSC05055_m.jpg First Bluetooth trackball in history. Produced by AllSpirit Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) in 2005 and marketed by MacMice (a divison of DV...
by Archie
01 Jul 2019 12:08
Forum: Scrolling
Topic: Wheel emulation
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Wheel emulation

Mouse wheel, invented by Genius/KYE and popularized by Microsoft, is a relatively new control: majority of older devices were not equipped with scrolling wheel, ring or drum. As it became a part of standard UI controls and must-have functionality, many vendors started to add it to the improved model...
by Archie
30 Jun 2019 21:01
Forum: Science
Topic: Pointing devices
Replies: 0
Views: 739

Pointing devices

Today, dominating type of pointing device is a mouse. Users of other types are in minority, but from time to time are trying to convince others that particular device is definitely better. To support this opinion, various medical, scientific and ergonomic data are quoted - naturally, proving require...