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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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