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March 4, 2008 | 12:00 pm


March 4, 2008 | 12:10 pm

On 4 mars 08, at 13:00, Mihalic Alexander wrote:

> Hi,
>
> is anybody know if it’s possible to use two mouses wiht one computer?
>
> one compuer = two monitors and two users with two mouse pointers
> (independant)

Hi Alexander,

I don’t think the OS permits that. Although, you might be able to
achieve that withe a normal mouse, and a wacom tablet with a "wacom
mouse". You won’t get 2 cursors but you’ll be able to track 2 xy points.

Cheers,
ej


March 4, 2008 | 12:24 pm

I’ve used two mice – the regular Apple one and a Gyration wireless that you
can wave in the air. The system treats them as one, responding to whichever
one moves. They show up as separate devices in hi I think so that may be a
possibility.

The gyration mouse was not entirely successful as I sometimes activated
items on the menu bar or dock accidentally. Hide dock and menu helped but
altogether, not a good solution. I have great success with multiple Wingman
wireless game controllers and I am experimenting with Wii. Both are cheaper
than an additional mouse.

Cheers
Gary Lee Nelson
Oberlin College
http://www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson

On 3/4/08 7:10 AM, "Emmanuel Jourdan" wrote:

> On 4 mars 08, at 13:00, Mihalic Alexander wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> is anybody know if it’s possible to use two mouses wiht one computer?
>>
>> one compuer = two monitors and two users with two mouse pointers
>> (independant)
>
>
> Hi Alexander,
>
> I don’t think the OS permits that. Although, you might be able to
> achieve that withe a normal mouse, and a wacom tablet with a "wacom
> mouse". You won’t get 2 cursors but you’ll be able to track 2 xy points.
>
> Cheers,
> ej
>


March 4, 2008 | 1:21 pm


March 4, 2008 | 1:53 pm


March 4, 2008 | 7:54 pm

I guess that wont solve your problem but…

Some Linux distributions permits having really two separated pointers with two devices (say trackpad and mouse or mouse and tablet) and 2 arrows on your screen moving independently. I’ve seen even 3 cursors with 1 trackpad and 2 mice…

So maybe with a little bit of Pure Data on this, it could be an experimental solution ?

Cheers


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