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Feature request

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 2:53 pm
by Hickster
XMBC Version: 2.18.7
Windows Version: 10
Mouse Information (brand/model): Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball
Computer Information: Dell Precision 5520
Did the problem occur after an upgrade of XMBC?: n/a
Did the problem occur after a Windows update/upgrade?: n/a
How long have you used XMBC?: Haven't used yet, installed, didn't see desired functionality
What language and keyboard layout do you use in Windows?: Eng. US

Clear description of the request: Allow ability to flip directionality of pointer control so trackball can be used upside down.

My trackball is awesome in every way EXCEPT: it is tilted at an angle that doesn't support natural wrist position. Rather than permanently wedge something underneath the housing, I'd like to experiment with using it upside down, as this seems more natural. In order to do this, I'd need to be able to reverse the horizontal/vertical movement of the pointer (i.e., not the scroll wheel but the pointer itself). Is this currently supported or something you might consider adding?

Re: Feature request

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 3:01 pm
by phil
Not easy. To so that I woul dhave to intercept and re-inject EVERY single movement message... Thats going to be one hell of an overhead and laggy, not all applications work with injected messages (more often than not games) and some applications that use direct/raw input (again mainly games) will see the original input before it is blocked, and respond to that (and potentially also to the injected input which would leave the cursor exactly where it start I guess)... So in short - not possible!

You''d be better off doing this at a lower level (mouse driver / mouse filter driver) because there it will not need any additional resource. Unfortunately that's not something I can do easily - in fact, it is impossible for a hobbiest to create a signed windows driver, even if I had the time and skills to do it - I couldn't because I cant purchase a driver signing certificate without being a legally registered company and then spending lots of $$$ on a certificate every year!