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Thread: Macbook Trackpad Application

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    Macbook Trackpad Application

    Hi all,

    Is there are way of emulating a Macbook Trackpad??

    What I am exactly after is the facility to CLICK and DRAG - that is to say hold down the LEFT MOUSE whilst moving the cursor.

    I have created a simple MOUSE APP for my IPAD using TOUCHOSC, but can only seem to replicate the actual CLICK and LET-GO of the mouse buttons and can not make them stay depressed.

    Any ideas??

    Thanks

    PHIL
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    Hey Phil,

    If you want to use the Mouse Relative events, you will need to reset them to 0.5 after the finger is released.

    First thing to do is to enabled the so called "Z" messages in TouchOSC.
    Attached is an example of how to create a sort of jog shuttle pad for the mouse.
    It receives events from an X/Y pad, translates them to Mouse Events only when the finger touches the control, and when the finger is lifted, puts the Mouse to rest (by sending a Mouse Relative Move event with a value of 0.5), and resets the X/Y pad in TouchOSC.

    I see there could be a much more simple way of doing this if I added a bunch of new Mouse Events. I'll think about this, this is not the first time someone has requested a similar feature before.


    Best,
    Cam
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    Thanks Cam,

    As ever - great (and speedy!) advice .......

    Would be great if this became an update to MOUSE controls in future versions.

    Glad i'm not the only one who might need this

    Thanks again

    PHIL

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    ... Can not try at the moment, but does this enable DRAG and DROP?? Its not really a shuttle wheel that I need, it's more a case of moving the CURSOR around and then being able to CLICK and SELECT a window and be able to DRAG it.....

    Fingers crossed this is the workaround I have been crying out for !!

    Thanks again

    PHIL

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    Well, if you put a push button and use the event Mouse / Button, you'll surely be able to drag and drop.

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    Great !!! Yet again you have made my projects much much easier !!! Thanks

    PHIL

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    Hi ScaryPuppy,

    Would you like to try something ?

    I just implemented an easy way to create a trackpad out of any X/Y pad.
    It currently only supports mouse move (no clicks) but behave as the trackpad of a MacBook as you can drag your finger to move the mouse, move it to another location and start again dragging the mouse cursor.

    Please send me an email to camille at osculator dot net if interested.


    Best,
    Cam

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    Very Kind !

    Quote Originally Posted by camille View Post
    Hi ScaryPuppy,

    Would you like to try something ?

    I just implemented an easy way to create a trackpad out of any X/Y pad.
    It currently only supports mouse move (no clicks) but behave as the trackpad of a MacBook as you can drag your finger to move the mouse, move it to another location and start again dragging the mouse cursor.

    Please send me an email to camille at osculator dot net if interested.


    Best,
    Cam
    Hi Camille,

    Yes - sure would !!

    Am having a few issues still, with emulating a HELD DOWN LEFT BUTTON whilst moving the MOUSE.... I am trying to enable a drag and drop, and it seems to "unselect" when I move the mouse...

    All help gladly received

    PHIL

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaryxpuppy View Post
    Hi Camille,

    Yes - sure would !!

    Am having a few issues still, with emulating a HELD DOWN LEFT BUTTON whilst moving the MOUSE.... I am trying to enable a drag and drop, and it seems to "unselect" when I move the mouse...

    All help gladly received

    PHIL
    Brilliant, Cam

    Worked a treat !!

    Making my life easier- yet again !!!

    Phil

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    Hi Cam,

    Just wondering if there were plans to MOVE UP TO 2.11.3 soon?

    The trackpad useage is a brilliant idea and would certainly make a lot of my applications run a lot smoother...

    All news gladly appreciated

    PHIL



    Quote Originally Posted by scaryxpuppy View Post
    Brilliant, Cam

    Worked a treat !!

    Making my life easier- yet again !!!

    Phil

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