[duxhelp] Re: Cursor locator thingy

  • From: Melissa Hirshson <lissa@xxxxxxx>
  • To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 14:46:29 -0400

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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