[haiku-development] Re: Mouse <-> touchpad settings woes

On 2009-11-15 at 23:01:27 [+0100], Humdinger <humdingerb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
wrote:
> -- Stephan Assmus, on Sun, 15 Nov 2009 19:50:51 +0100:
> > Don't know if you remember, but I mentioned "per input device settings" 
> > before. I think it's even on the Future Haiku Features list. :-)
> 
> Oh, right. I didn't make the connection at first, because I was fixated 
> on the user perspective of the preference panel... :)
> 
> > All that is certainly something I would want to work on in the next 
> > time, 
> > but I have not started yet and may need to pay attention to other stuff 
> > in 
> > the immediate future. If someone is interested and wants to discuss 
> > implementation, I would be glad to share ideas. ;-)
> 
> That will be another unique Haiku feature, right? Or what does Win7 and 
> OSX?

Could be. It seems Windows does take the mouse resolution into account, so 
the same acceleration and speed settings feel the same for any mouse. That 
helps of course. Some mice come with custom preflets, so in a way, that's 
like having per device settings. With OSX I don't know. When I first used 
it, I found the mouse configuration horrible. I was convinced it would 
prevent me from using the OS, along with the horrible text rendering. It 
bothered my girlfriend a lot, too, it seemed like the mouse settings simply 
could not be tweaked to feel right. Mostly, because there is only one 
slider. She would constantly overshoot targets and then the pointer 
wouldn't move at all when you tried to move it carefully. There are a few 
tools which you can download, but most seemed like they would only add a 
constant factor to the acceleration, and not actually help at all. Somehow 
we have achieved an "Ok" setting now. Or maybe an OS update solved the 
problem silently. In any case, it doesn't seem like you can configure per 
device, unless it comes with it's own driver and preflet.

Best regards,
-Stephan

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