Optional horizontal slider for interface: Whats the story?

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RVideo
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Optional horizontal slider for interface: Whats the story?

Post by RVideo »

Well after going through a few hundred of these things first time, Ive learned one thing and that's I blow with a virtual microscope.
Sensitivity is at 79%. Blech.

Anyways I was wondering, in the midst of sliding through these and listening to Buddha Bar audio with my headphones, were two things

(1) Does anyone change their mouse sensitivity to make the whole 'sliding' thing easier and

(2) Noting that this effort is not new, has anyone suggested creating an optional (read: user chooses) horizontal slider? Im no ergonomics pro or anything: It would be sort of cool to have that choice though, or at the very least to switch orientation to reduce repititive motions in just one axis with the 'mouse hand'. (Side idea: Joystick controllable focus with bluebar 'indicator' highlighted, noting your location on focal axis).

Sorry if this was mentioned. I didnt find anything about this so far.

DiamondGirl
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Re: Optional horizontal slider for interface: Whats the stor

Post by DiamondGirl »

RVideo wrote:I was wondering, in the midst of sliding through these and listening to Buddha Bar audio with my headphones, were two things

(1) Does anyone change their mouse sensitivity to make the whole 'sliding' thing easier and

(2) Noting that this effort is not new, has anyone suggested creating an optional (read: user chooses) horizontal slider? Im no ergonomics pro or anything: It would be sort of cool to have that choice though, or at the very least to switch orientation to reduce repititive motions in just one axis with the 'mouse hand'. (Side idea: Joystick controllable focus with bluebar 'indicator' highlighted, noting your location on focal axis).
Hi, RV.
I hadn't thought to change my mouse sensitivity, although I know there have been other discussions in other message strings regarding the screen settings, which browser you're using, etc. I've been fortunate in that I haven't had too many problems "sliding" - but it's an interesting question.

On the second part, I actually find the up and down motion (and this may be why it was designed this way) helps to remind me that I am focusing up and down in depth on the gel itself. When everything (or the majority) is in focus, I know I'm at surface level and can better understand what then goes out of focus (or becomes more clear) from there down. I suppose it's just a visual cue for me to help me not have to think as much about it while helping keep it in mind. :D

Try not to feel too down on yourself on the scores. The important thing is to (as our friendly team at Stardust reminds us) have FUN. :) As long as you're doing that, learning as you go, and trying, the rest is academic.

Good luck, and happy hunting.
--DiamondGirl

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