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10.3: Safari and Shuttle Pro Focus seems to follow mouse Web Browsers
I use a Shuttle Pro device in conjunction with Safari to provide an easier means of reading web pages. In my case, I have the inner wheel set up to enlarge/reduce the text size, and I have the outer ring set up to scroll up/down by varying speeds depening upon how far the ring is twisted. Finally, a couple of buttons are assigned to move forward and back through the tabbed web pages.

Ever since updating to Panther, I've noticed the following behavior. I used to click on Safari to make it top most, then move the mouse pointer off of the app so that it isn't blocking my view when I read the content. Now, however, the Shuttle Pro only seems to control Safari if the mouse pointer is in the content area of Safari.Just leaving the mouse pointer on the title bar or tabs bar of Safari isn't sufficient, it must be in the part where the pages are rendered - i.e. it must be in my way. It is just some weird behaviour that I thought you might want to know about.
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Tap an arrow key
Authored by: Mithrandir on Oct 29, '03 02:27:27PM

Your mouse arrow will vanish if you tap the up or down arrow (or left or right arrow for that matter). Then you can scroll around with your wheel all day long. Just don't move the mouse or it will return...

Not a perfect solution, but a solution none the less...



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Tap an arrow key
Authored by: hbreen04 on Oct 29, '03 03:07:43PM

...the mouse re-appears instantly as soon as you scroll with the Shuttle. Not a prob for me personally.

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Scroll wheels
Authored by: pualo2 on Oct 29, '03 04:58:55PM

I have the same problem with the scroll wheel and scroll buttons on my logitech mouse and keyboard. Very annoying! Scrolling only works when the mouse cursor is inside the content portion of the window, and also any scrolling immediately shows the cursor if it is hidden.

Both of these are mistakes IMHO that make it much harder to work. The window should scroll regardless of where the mouse cursor is, and scrolling should not make the cursor visible.

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