Using two mice

2001-01-20 Thread Nick Lamb

It seems as though it should be possible to use Gimp with two mice (or
similar devices) to some advantage, using them to control different
tools, using different settings.

With AlwaysCore and the Xinput extended devices disabled (probably a
common setup) you get what you'd expect - more physical devices
sharing the same physical pointer and Gimp tools. Of course, this
isn't really using two mice effectively.

However with the extended device enabled, Gimp's behaviour (or is
this GTK+ / XFree behaviour?) breaks down. Gimp can no longer properly
detect the core cursor (you can't draw with it) and the additional
mouse seems to always generate mouse down events at the origin,
making it quite unusable.

I started investigating this before, but didn't have a permanent setup
where I could reproduce it. Now I do, so if anyone has any pointers
or advice I'd appreciate it.

Nick.



Re: Using two mice

2001-01-20 Thread Michael Natterer

Nick Lamb [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 It seems as though it should be possible to use Gimp with two mice (or
 similar devices) to some advantage, using them to control different
 tools, using different settings.
 
 With AlwaysCore and the Xinput extended devices disabled (probably a
 common setup) you get what you'd expect - more physical devices
 sharing the same physical pointer and Gimp tools. Of course, this
 isn't really using two mice effectively.
 
 However with the extended device enabled, Gimp's behaviour (or is
 this GTK+ / XFree behaviour?) breaks down. Gimp can no longer properly
 detect the core cursor (you can't draw with it) and the additional
 mouse seems to always generate mouse down events at the origin,
 making it quite unusable.
 
 I started investigating this before, but didn't have a permanent setup
 where I could reproduce it. Now I do, so if anyone has any pointers
 or advice I'd appreciate it.

Hm, I cannot say anything about two mice but I can confirm that generating
events with two input devices works fine in the gdisp_shell.

Although I write with my left hand, i'm used to have the mouse right
of the keyboard, so my left hand is free for the tablet :)

I have the mouse configured to generate core events and my wacom
tablet _not_ generating core events and set to "window" mode.

hope this helps a bit...

ciao,
--Mitch