Oh yeah, I forgot about the lighthouse.
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:51am

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!)

    • The ship wheel is actually Netscape 3 - Erik_, Wed Nov 24 2021 3:58am
      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
        • Well, 20 years of minimal use. - Erik_, Fri Dec 03 2021 2:01am
          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. :) Doesn't... more
          • There's not much that doesn't have an SSL certificate - Puckdropper, Sun Dec 05 2021 4:20am
            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
            • Huh... didn't realize that! - Erik_, Tue Dec 07 2021 2:53am
              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
              • Some interfaces can adapt pretty easily... - Puckdropper, Wed Dec 08 2021 5:37am
                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
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