Well, I got a new mouse for my laptop today(with HD resolution!). It makes huge differences from my old mouse. But one thing that is on it, and also on most other new mice that come out now, is four way scroll support. The mouse wheel tilts side to side to scroll sideways.
I’m not sure how to do this, but it currently does nothing in Podium(or other hosts, for that matter). It does work in Firefox and such though.
So is there any possibility of adding four way scroll support? Is this something that is even available to developers in how to implement this?
It requires a small addition in the code to listen to the horizontal wheel movement. But I need to get one of those mice before I can reliably implement this. What brand/model is yours? Is the sideway tilt an on/off scroll, or does the scroll speed adjust to the degree of tilt?
I am not 100% sure about mine but I think the sideway tilt it has uses an on /off scroll process.
On Vista (likely XP as well) there is a tab in the mouse properties that allows you to define how many characters are scrolled at a time so while it is adjustable to a point, it does not appear to have a horizontal speed setting, but maybe Koolkeys version is different. 😉
I have the Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 6000. The scroll is an on/off thing, with the option to scroll faster upon holding the tilt. Just like Conquistador’s. I do however have a separate speed for vertical and horizontal.
My mouse supports mid/side scrolling as well. I have a Logitech Wireless Laser Mouse, it is a bit heavy but really precise, great for graphics work too. I got used to it quite quickly, and I can recommend it to anyone, you will love it. 🙂
Ooohhhh, nice one! I eventually will get a new mouse/keyboard for my desktop. I already have wireless and optical for it though, so no real need there.
However, the mouse I referred to in this thread is also laser, and NOT optical. If anyone is getting a new mouse, I HIGHLY suggest laser and not optical. Laser doesn’t rely on any reflections, and has worked on every surface I’ve tried it on. My shiny desktop, light colors, dark colors, patterns, no patters, etc. I have even used it on my own leg(well, technically my pants), and it worked perfectly.
Optical is SO yesterday, and very flawed in design. Get laser, and you will not regret it.