Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jun 2012 19:24 UTC
Windows One tiny thing I wanted to mention about Windows 8: ever noticed how context menus in Metro appear above the mouse cursor instead of underneath? I'm assuming this is done because of finger input (by opening above, your finger and hand doesn't cover the menu), but with a mouse, it's just plain weird. Fun little detail though - shows you how much thought has gone into the touch aspect of Windows 8.
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by ssokolow on Thu 7th Jun 2012 19:12 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: ..."
ssokolow
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we're really using computer mouses generally since the late '90s - our earlier computers were either mouse-less, or mouse didn't see that much use outside of North & South or Lemmings on the Amiga;


I spent much of the earlier half of the 90s on a black-and-white Mac SE with a lot of mouse-driven games.

And it's hard for a cable in IBM clit to wear out ;p


Point. Though they did used to make a niche product which put one on the end of a cable for presenters. I just wish I could find a store or eBay seller that still has one.

how do you "don't let a cat near anything" BTW? ;p )


Keep the computer in a room with a closed door and get good at scaring cats out from under the bed via precision kicking-off of sandals.

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by zima on Thu 7th Jun 2012 20:44 in reply to "RE[9]: ..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Though they did used to make a niche product which put one on the end of a cable for presenters.

Was it a product (never seen those) or more a custom-made DIY "hand grip" featuring a trackpoint? (or even trackpoints; there were some such projects floating around)

edit: similar to many of those http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyer

Keep the computer in a room with a closed door

My cat can open door... (but yeah, I mostly keep it out of one room - by, more or less, disassembling the door knob, rearranging it to a non-standard orientation)

Edited 2012-06-07 20:52 UTC

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by ssokolow on Fri 8th Jun 2012 08:03 in reply to "RE[10]: ..."
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

Was it a product (never seen those) or more a custom-made DIY "hand grip" featuring a trackpoint? (or even trackpoints; there were some such projects floating around)


I saw it in a print catalog from Inmac or Misco or one of those other phone-order computer parts suppliers, so I'd say it was definitely a product.

edit: similar to many of those http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyer


Thanks. I hadn't run across that term before.

My cat can open door... (but yeah, I mostly keep it out of one room - by, more or less, disassembling the door knob, rearranging it to a non-standard orientation)


We have the classic ball-shaped doorknobs that require a firm grip from a human-sized hand to turn.

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by zima on Fri 8th Jun 2012 23:52 in reply to "RE[10]: ..."
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Edited 2012-06-08 23:53 UTC

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