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Author Topic: Mouse software  (Read 13529 times)

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Mouse software
« on: August 19, 2007, 05:44:26 PM »
Hi all,
I like to do as much as possible with my mouse, and would like to hear your suggestions.

I currently use:
1- StrokeIt (gestures)
2- Volumouse
3- MouseZoom extension to control fontsize in Firefox
4- Autohotkey script to copy/paste with RightButton (hold/dblclick)
(I prefer this to TXmouse or Dragking)
5- LaunchonFly last free version
(actually I could without by mapping a launch menu hotkey to a mouse button)

Any suggestions? thanks

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2007, 06:08:24 PM »
How many buttons does you mouse have?

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2007, 08:28:47 PM »
True X-Mouse Gizmo for Windows and KatMouse.

Ooops, TXMouse was mentioned in your post. Anyway, I'll leave the link.

« Last Edit: August 19, 2007, 09:01:11 PM by PhilB66 »

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2007, 11:55:17 PM »

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2007, 07:06:16 AM »
<shameless plug :)> Don't forget GridMove!! </shameless plug :)>

As for that first script that lanux mentioned, i think it will probably conflict with the other ahk script you have :(

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2007, 07:16:51 AM »
As for that first script that lanux mentioned, i think it will probably conflict with the other ahk script you have :(

oh, i wasn't aware of that, jgpaiva.. what is the problem with that script?

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2007, 07:20:42 AM »
Most mouse software that comes with the mouse has many options, including gestures.

My logitech software also found my ms mouse and loaded the software for it.
I have one cordless mouse and one corded mouse on the same machine.

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2007, 07:41:31 AM »
True X-Mouse Gizmo  & KatMouse do not work together.

Just thought I'd point that out.
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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2007, 07:54:52 AM »
As for that first script that lanux mentioned, i think it will probably conflict with the other ahk script you have :(

oh, i wasn't aware of that, jgpaiva.. what is the problem with that script?
The problem is that it registers too many hotkeys, it's a problem i still haven't been able to fix.
The same thing happens with GridMove. If some other program registers the middle mouse button, GridMove won't work with that key anymore.

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2007, 08:04:11 AM »

The problem is that it registers too many hotkeys, it's a problem i still haven't been able to fix.
The same thing happens with GridMove. If some other program registers the middle mouse button, GridMove won't work with that key anymore.

When I needed a huge amount of hotkeys, I chose to use the right ctrl + letters (needed to be able to use everything from A-Z...all 26)

This allowed users to still be able to use whatever else other applications already needed with the left ctrl key, and it still work. So far the only drawback is that it won't work on 9x.

I haven't come across a clash yet, personally, and so far none have been reported by anybody else.

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2007, 08:48:52 AM »
I haven't come across a clash yet, personally, and so far none have been reported by anybody else.
The problem app, is that these hotkeys are all with the mouse.
But i've been thinking about just that: adding some modifier to gridmove, to make it easier and have less clashes. The only reason i haven't done so already is because that forces the user to use both hands instead of using only the mouse's hand.

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2007, 12:40:17 PM »
Hi,
thanks for all the suggestions ;-)

I do like Gridmove but sometimes I want to do a quick vertical mosaic arrangement of my windows, and I wished I could do it with a StrokeIt gesture; alas I don´t know of any windows hotkey to do that that I could bind to a gesture ... Any suggestions?

I would also use TXmouse more if I could disable its mousewheel paste function. Can that be done?

Thanks

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2007, 01:10:47 PM »
I do like Gridmove but sometimes I want to do a quick vertical mosaic arrangement of my windows, and I wished I could do it with a StrokeIt gesture
IIRC, strokeit can launch specific files, right?

Then, all you need is to have it launch the file i attached to this post! (after extracting it, of course ;) )

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2007, 02:40:11 PM »
That´s perfect :-)
Thanks a lot jgpaiva

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2007, 03:08:20 PM »
I don't know if it's still possible to buy it (developer finally closed shop last year, after more than 12 years of development), but ToggleMouse was fantastic! I don't have it installed anymore, but ToggleSoft kept upgrading my licence for it from my original purchase for Win 3.11 in 1994 through development ceasing in 2006. The app was great and fully featured - you could try e-mailing the author at dleclair@toggle.com (I think) to ask about downloading the last version and trying it out.

EDIT: Corrected author's e-mail to last known viable address
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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2007, 12:21:04 PM »
The first utility i bought years ago on windows 3 was a mouse utility called squeaky mouse. It had a cute icon, and a lot of useful features from positioning the mouse over the active button, autoclick, help for scrolling lists (jumping by clicking a character, which didnt use to exist), smart scrolling modes, and some keyboard shortcut help (plus a trashcan and the list goes on).

Several of these features are still needed today - and more of them on vista than XP... the irony is not lost on me.

So yes, I would be curious to know of tools that really improve scrolling, listing etc. although my tendency is to do more and more with the keyboard, and not have to move my hand to the mouse (a desktop keyboard with a little "nipple" or mini joystick or trackball spot in the middle, maybe where the thumbs reast would be cool, for now i am stuck with using keyboard extending tools)

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2007, 12:35:11 PM »
Well, as noted, togglemouse did all this and more under XP. If you can still buy a licence, I highly recommend it. Too bad the developer closed up shop. The last version was rock solid, though.
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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2007, 12:37:23 PM »
I use volumouse quite a bit...
but does anyone have a gadget that uses MULTIPLE mice?
I've seen one on the web that requires an extra driver, but didn't work.
I found the following links:
http://cpnmouse.sour...rge.net/install.html
here is another that might be related....
http://tech.blorge.c...ages-multiple-mouse/

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2007, 02:16:50 PM »
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The first utility i bought years ago on windows 3 was a mouse utility called squeaky mouse. It had a cute icon, and a lot of useful features from positioning the mouse over the active button, autoclick, help for scrolling lists (jumping by clicking a character, which didnt use to exist), smart scrolling modes, and some keyboard shortcut help (plus a trashcan and the list goes on).

You know it's funny... thinking back to Windows 3, the mouse utility segment was huge. Seems to have largely died off, maybe because mouse manufacturers have packed so many features into their own drivers and utilities and Windows keeps adding features as well?
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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2007, 07:51:21 PM »
also, programs such as AHK has eased of the work of adding features & being creative with the mouse.. just check these examples.. :)

MediaMouse - à la Volumouse
Send mouse scrolls to window under mouse - à la KatMouse
Mouse Gestures



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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2007, 01:57:16 AM »
I use NiftyWindows, which allows you to control windows in all kinds of ways by using only your mouse. However, it does not have a nifty method of scrolling windows that aren't in focus.




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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2007, 06:38:36 AM »
NiftyWindows is quite good too.. :Thmbsup: btw, it is also based on AHK..


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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2007, 08:04:13 AM »
I use NiftyWindows, which allows you to control windows in all kinds of ways by using only your mouse. However, it does not have a nifty method of scrolling windows that aren't in focus.


If you like this program then you should check out radialm.

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2007, 06:06:06 PM »
4- Autohotkey script to copy/paste with RightButton (hold/dblclick)

Is there a link for this? I've searched everywhere for it but can't find it.

What I'm looking for is a way to copy automatically by right-click dragging. I can't get DragKing to work as it requires an included file and I can work out how to satisfy its demands...

cheers.

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Re: Mouse software
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2007, 06:24:32 PM »

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However, it does not have a nifty method of scrolling windows that aren't in focus.

I use KatMouse for that, I dont know if you have tried it but it works great for me http://ehiti.de/katmouse/