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consistent tracking
Authored by: azerak on Oct 02, '01 09:58:50PM

This tweak works great, however when the tracking is sped up past the ddefault maximum speed, I notice an inconsistency in its movement. The cursor seems to only move fast when you jerk your mouse around quickly, but when you move the mouse slowly, the tracking speed drops much lower than it should. In other words, you can move the mouse the same physical distance, but how far the cursor travels across the screen seems to depend on how fast you move your mouse, not how much. Is there any way to fix this?


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Re: consistent tracking
Authored by: Darkshadow on Oct 03, '01 10:14:13AM
No, because that's actually what you're changing. The "scaling" part should tip you off. ;)

Pretty much what this does is increase how far the mouse moves at a given speed (as a percentage), so if you're moving the mouse slow it's not going to go as far as when you move the mouse fast. IMO, this is exactly how it should work! I don't want the mouse to move an inch when I'm moving it slow - that's usually when I'm moving it to click on something very near where the cursor is already at.

I have something to ask - does defaults read -globalDomain come up with something for you guys? I think I actually added this one in when I was initially trying to increase the speed with 10.0.0, but that was so long ago I can't remember exactly. :D For me, it returns 5.2 (which is what my other one is set to), but it's a string and not a float, which is why I'm pretty sure I added that one in myself.

I'm only askin' cause I'll delete it out of my global domain if it's not needed.

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Authored by: robg on Oct 03, '01 11:12:13AM
Here's my output: defaults read -globalDomain
2001-10-03 08:07:09.233 defaults[1499] 
The domain/default pair of (kCFPreferencesAnyApplication, does not exist
So it looks like you can kill it ;-)

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Re: consistent tracking
Authored by: JPAnderson on Oct 05, '01 03:23:36AM

I have noticed that the mouse pointer spontaneously jumps away from buttons, text and such. I find this behavior really annoying.

So, I am wondering if anybody has experimented with tweaking from the default value of zero or if there is some other way of dealing with this problem?

- John Philip Anderson
Okemos, Michigan

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Re: consistent tracking
Authored by: osos10 on Nov 19, '01 01:25:26AM

This "acceleration" mode - where the movement is proportional to the
speed of the mouse and not to the amount which it moves is a very new
and a very BAD idea from apple.

if someone has an idea how to overcome this "slow" startup motion
(regardless of the final mouse's speed) I'll appreciate it a lot.

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