[duxhelp] Re: Cursor locator thingy

  • From: Susan <chrn3292@xxxxxxx>
  • To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 14:44:29 -0500


I like being able to immediately focus my attention to the cursor 
location when changing views or translating. I especially find the 
cursor locator very helpful on my notebook computer, where it's 
sometimes difficult to locate the cursor in any software.

I noticed it when the feature was added back in pre-beta days ... I 
barely notice it now, unless someone brings it to my attention.

If users are really really opposed to it, my suggestion would be to make 
it only visible when pressing a key that isn't used actively ... maybe Esc.

Susan





Peter Sullivan wrote on 7/22/2004, 1:55 PM:

 > Lissa,
 >
 > I've a feeling many will be in your camp.  Some CNIBer's have already
 > told
 > me so.
 >
 > - Peter
 >
 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 > [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
 > Behalf Of Melissa Hirshson
 > Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 2:46 PM
 > To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 > Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Cursor locator thingy
 >
 > Ah, so that's what it's called. Thanks. I like cursor location thingy
 > better. :)
 >
 > I'll be curious to know what the response is.
 >
 > Lissa
 >
 > Peter Sullivan wrote:
 >
 > >Kevin,
 > >
 > >I hadn't really thought about duration; the short answer is that it
 > >depends on demand for it.
 > >
 > >Alternate caret locators isn't something I can get into at this point.
 > >This one is easy to draw; arrows wouldn't be.
 > >
 > >By the way, you can get the caret locator to draw itself anytime you
 > >like just by pushing and releasing shift.  I use this myself when I'm
 > >too slow to spot it the first time.
 > >
 > >- Peter
 > >
 > >-----Original Message-----
 > >From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 > >[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
 > >Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 2:17 PM
 > >To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 > >Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Cursor locator thingy
 > >
 > >If you're going to offer the ability to toggle it on and off, would it
 > >be possible to allow users to customize the duration of the thingy?  I
 > >find myself unable to find the cursor sometimes because it flashed too
 > fast.
 > >Maybe I'm just too slow, but it would be nice to allow a longer flash,
 > >or for those who want it but don't want to disable it, maybe a
 > >shorter/faster flash.
 > >
 > >On a semi-serious note, what about offering alternate "thingies" like
 > >Windows offers alternate mouse cursors.  I was thinking a bunch of big
 > >arrows pointing to the location from different angles/sides would be
 > great!
 > >I would personally have no trouble finding the cursor then (could one
 > >argue that it's an accessibility feature then for slow people like
 > myself?).
 > >
 > >Kevin--
 > >
 > >-----Original Message-----
 > >From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 > >[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
 > >On Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
 > >Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 12:15 PM
 > >To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 > >Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Cursor locator thingy
 > >
 > >Lissa,
 > >
 > >There is no way to deactivate it.  I'll sit back and see what kind of
 > >beating I take for that; we could add a way to do so, of course.
 > >
 > >- Peter
 > >
 > >-----Original Message-----
 > >From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 > >[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
 > >On
 > >Behalf Of Melissa Hirshson
 > >Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 12:54 PM
 > >To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 > >Subject: [duxhelp] Cursor locator thingy
 > >
 > >Apologies if this has been asked before...is there a way to deactivate
 > >that cursor locator thingy, the moving circle that pops up whenever you
 > >switch views? I'm not sure what you call it, and it's hard on the eyes
 > >when I'm quickly switching between views all the time. Thanks.
 > >
 > >Lissa
 > >
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