two pointers


    Mar 04 2008 | 12:00 pm

    • Mar 04 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
    • Mar 04 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 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 >
    • Mar 04 2008 | 1:21 pm
    • Mar 04 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