I thought it was just a better resolution ship's wheel. 20 years and it still works fine? Wow, sometimes I felt lucky when it made it a few months.
The pen is actually quite nice. What seems to hold things back is the very Mouse-centric UI Most Windows Apps have. Imagine a world without just a mouse to interact with. Maybe a board of Keys? I Tried SketchUp with the pen and it was very difficult to use.
Most OSKs suck. I use Swiftkey on Android, but have Way More typos than on a PC. The Surface Pen "keyboard" isn't doing too great here, I run out room on the line, lift my hand and the inking window Stops entering Text. then I have to Start all over... Tap the input box and restart The Keyboard. maybe it'll improve someday.(These random Capitols are nutty!)
Netscape 4 is the lighthouse icon. (At least in Win 3.x)
4.08 is the Netscape version that burned into my head as well as "THE" Netscape version. I have version 3.04 and 4.08 installed on my 486. For some reason 4.08 recently decided to start freezing the whole computer when opening the program. ... more
Oh yeah, I forgot about the lighthouse.- Puckdropper,Thu Nov 25 2021 3:51am
The forum is one of the few sites that still work with these old browsers. Almost everything is HTTPS (which is a good thing) and nothing on Win 3.x seems to be able to handle it that I can find. So yeah, it's probably only received about a few months worth of use over those 20 years. :)
There's even a secure way to access my website. It's a good thing, especially with as much snooping as goes on.
A mouse-centric UI transfers horribly to a touch screen. There's no "point" it's just "click". If your UI (I'm looking at you, PrusaSlicer) uses keyboard+mouse combinations, it's imp... more
Also didn't think about mouse actions besides "point & click". Yeah, tracking mouse movement alone, without any other interaction would be pretty difficult on a touch screen... I definitely use mouse & keyboard where possible.
My mom has this pen for her android tablet that she uses. I'm guessing... more
Like on Sketchup where they're tracking the mouse it doesn't have to do that to be effective. It just needs to give you a direction and let you go the opposite way (by entering a negative number) if you need to.
Those Android pens can be nice, but they're just like a big finger. The Surface Pen... more