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by Archie
10 Jul 2019 12:03
Forum: Buttons
Topic: Button reassignment
Replies: 0
Views: 225

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: 141

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: 273

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: 270

AllSpirit The Ball

Ball size: 1 9/16" (39.8mm) 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 DVForge, Inc.) a...
by Archie
01 Jul 2019 12:08
Forum: Scrolling
Topic: Wheel emulation
Replies: 1
Views: 273

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: 309

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...
by Archie
27 Jun 2019 12:34
Forum: Interfaces
Topic: HP-HIL (Hewlett-Packard Human Interface Link)
Replies: 0
Views: 283

HP-HIL (Hewlett-Packard Human Interface Link)

Proprietary Hewlett-Packard peripheral interface, introduced in 1985 and lasted for about ten years. The concept was similar to USB: multiple devices connected to one port, with software auto-configuration based on device's identification data. Instead of using hubs, devices were daisy-chained: each...
by Archie
27 Jun 2019 11:46
Forum: Interfaces
Topic: USB (Universal Serial Bus)
Replies: 0
Views: 137

USB (Universal Serial Bus)

Practically, the main interface currently used for peripheral equipment. https://www.usb.org First version appeared in 1995, and technology was promptly adapted by manufacturers. Ability to hot-plug the devices without the need for computer restart and easy port multiplication (up to 127 devices) by...
by Archie
11 Jun 2019 06:33
Forum: Modding
Topic: Fellowes Opti Trac
Replies: 0
Views: 294

Fellowes Opti Trac

Main article: https://forum.trackballs.eu/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=27 I'm not interested in the mouse mode of this device, but unfortunately it's a default one: each time it's connected to PC, after power cycle, reboot, system awake from sleep etc. it resets to the mouse. Another minor issue is mode swi...
by Archie
10 Jun 2019 23:53
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: Fellowes Opti Trac 99934
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Fellowes Opti Trac 99934

Ball size: 1 11/32" (34mm) USB ID: VID_2525&PID_1934 Product Name: Opti Trac V2 https://trackballs.eu/media/Fellowes/OptiTrac/DSC05036_m.jpg Little known device, but very interesting one. Actually, it's a mouse/trackball combo: it does have two sets of sensors and optics, and can be quickly switched...