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by TorbenGB
19 Oct 2020, 17:50
Forum: FingerWorks official software
Topic: Fully working FingerWorks software in a virtual machine
Replies: 59
Views: 46890

Re: Fully working FingerWorks software in a virtual machine

Fantastic work, David! Thank you for documenting it so clearly - now we can all build a workstation for the devices!
by TorbenGB
07 Jul 2020, 20:42
Forum: About this forum
Topic: Just deleted some spam registrations
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Just deleted some spam registrations

Hi all, this is just to make a note that I am doing a bit of housekeeping and clearing out the cobwebs. I have jst deleted 232 registrations of spammers. Their posting attempts fail, as do most of their registration attempts, so it's just a handful that get that far at all. Let me know if you notice...
by TorbenGB
11 May 2020, 10:15
Forum: Members' introductions
Topic: PowerMac G4 FingerWorks Machine
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: PowerMac G4 FingerWorks Machine

Very glad to hear of your success!!! Now you can go crazy and customize your device like it was meant to. Yay! Interesting that those two bin files failed. Where did you take them from? Do you have an original CD or was it a download? If you can point me to the Java 1.4 for Mac then I will include i...
by TorbenGB
29 Apr 2020, 19:18
Forum: Members' introductions
Topic: PowerMac G4 FingerWorks Machine
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: PowerMac G4 FingerWorks Machine

As for item 2), it looks like this post has some hints : The real problem is that the Multitouch Utilities was written with a specific version of Java in mind. At this point, that version of Java is no longer supported by Windows 7 (and OS X 10.6 and later). Specifically, the problem is the Java USB...
by TorbenGB
29 Apr 2020, 19:11
Forum: Members' introductions
Topic: PowerMac G4 FingerWorks Machine
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: PowerMac G4 FingerWorks Machine

Hi! I vaguely recall that the core issue is that the FingerWorks configuration software requires a particular Java version, and that Java version is not supported on modern systems. So the trick is, as you are doing, to use a sufficiently old operating system that supports that old Java version. Tha...
by TorbenGB
16 Mar 2020, 20:03
Forum: About this forum
Topic: Graphics should be colorblind-friendly
Replies: 12
Views: 6609

Re: Graphics should be colorblind-friendly

Thanks for the quick response. Icons seem to be arranged differently these days so I need to see how better icons should be uploaded. I'll work on that and ask your opinion when it's ready.
by TorbenGB
16 Mar 2020, 19:35
Forum: About this forum
Topic: Graphics should be colorblind-friendly
Replies: 12
Views: 6609

Re: Graphics should be colorblind-friendly

Hi Dustin! You've been so good as to notify me when an update replaced the icons with non-color-friendly ones. I've just made an update to a much newer version -- can you tell me whether the icons are okay now or need to be replaced?
by TorbenGB
16 Mar 2020, 19:31
Forum: Members' introductions
Topic: Howdy from Houston!
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

Re: Howdy from Houston!

Howdy! It's been a while and I am just curious -- how are you doing with your nice keyboard?

Are you still looking for gestures? This PDF has the most useful ones - see more downloads in this forum.
by TorbenGB
16 Mar 2020, 17:55
Forum: About this forum
Topic: Successful update from 3.0.14 to 3.3.0 👍
Replies: 0
Views: 217

Successful update from 3.0.14 to 3.3.0 👍

This is just a small happy celebration :-) I had a problem with my board and I noticed that it has not been upgraded for a looong time. I was hesitant for fear of breaking even more (there have been problems in the past) but I couldn't resolve the issue by tinkering. I caved and (after taking proper...
by TorbenGB
21 Aug 2019, 08:15
Forum: Members' introductions
Topic: Howdy from Houston!
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

Re: Howdy from Houston!

Hello Bill! Welcome to this tiny community. It's been a good while since the last post. You have a cool story - are you going to start using your TS again now? It's unfortunate that you need a Windows XP installation (potentially in a virtual machine) to run the configuration software, but as long a...
by TorbenGB
18 Jul 2019, 21:25
Forum: Members' introductions
Topic: Hello from Portland, OR
Replies: 11
Views: 5873

Re: Hello from Portland, OR

billunantic wrote:You requested a zipped file of the Fingerworks folder, here it is!!

Thank you for this! I'll add it to the downloads page!
by TorbenGB
04 Jan 2019, 09:41
Forum: FingerWorks official software
Topic: FingerWorks Utilities on Linux Virtual Image
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

Re: FingerWorks Utilities on Linux Virtual Image

I think it's not about using an old Linux distro, it's about getting your hands on a sufficiently old Java engine? That in turn might have dependencies, i.e. you can't run a very old Java on a new'ish OS. So you'd have to start with an OS from the same time and install that old Java version on it (i...
by TorbenGB
31 Dec 2018, 15:07
Forum: FingerWorks official software
Topic: FingerWorks Utilities on Linux Virtual Image
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

Re: FingerWorks Utilities on Linux Virtual Image

Hello! If you can make it work on Linux, that would be a great leap! My most recent efforts are years old but what we found back then was that it's easy enough to get the FingerWorks software to work, but impossible to upload the configuration to the keyboard because the FingerWorks software uses ol...
by TorbenGB
31 Jul 2018, 14:40
Forum: Members' introductions
Topic: Hello from Portland, OR
Replies: 11
Views: 5873

Re: Hello from Portland, OR

If you find that the entire Touch surface works for mousing or for moving the cursor, then the number pad issue is not a hardware problem. You might discover that some of the "key" hotspots on the surface have been disabled by the previous owner. Search the documentation for how to do a firmware res...
by TorbenGB
18 Jul 2018, 17:44
Forum: Members' introductions
Topic: Hello from Portland, OR
Replies: 11
Views: 5873

Re: Hello from Portland, OR

mind blowingly good for gestures and mind blowingly bad for typing Hello there! Yep, you hit the nail on the head with that. I'm very sorry to say that the era of FingerWorks is coming to a close. As you've noted, this forum is almost all quiet, only a few posts per year these days. It's so very sa...
by TorbenGB
16 May 2018, 18:19
Forum: About this forum
Topic: How many of us are left? Does a forum still make sense?
Replies: 3
Views: 3968

Re: How many of us are left? Does a forum still make sense?

Hi Peter! It seems that the FingerWorks users are slowly going extinct. There were never many of us in the first place. I must admit that I sold off my own devices a while ago, and I have barely visited this site since then, except for admin tasks. If you look at the memberlist , you'll see that 8 u...
by TorbenGB
30 Jan 2018, 20:23
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: DigiTouch for sale (MacNTouch with enclosure)
Replies: 1
Views: 2000

Re: DigiTouch for sale (MacNTouch with enclosure)

Update: A happy buyer in Los Angeles bought it for $300 plus shipping. I'm sure it will go to a good home.

And with that, I no longer have any FingerWorks devices left :'-(
by TorbenGB
19 Jan 2018, 21:35
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: DigiTouch for sale (MacNTouch with enclosure)
Replies: 1
Views: 2000

DigiTouch for sale (MacNTouch with enclosure)

Hi all, I have sold off all my FingerWorks devices except this one, but I haven't used it in ages so I have decided to part with it. Make me an offer! ( Ebay link ) One piece of trivia: This is not just " a DigiTouch". This is " the first DigiTouch": it's the first one they released, and the one I r...
by TorbenGB
19 Jan 2018, 20:54
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Replacing USB cable?
Replies: 5
Views: 7613

Re: Replacing USB cable?

Aloha! Long time no chat.

The black plastic frames have several internal clips along every side, so opening them up means a lot of fiddly work with a thin blade. Be careful not to break (all) those tiny clips; use small drops of super glue to keep the frame closed again afterward if needed.
by TorbenGB
30 Aug 2017, 11:20
Forum: Mousing and Gesturing
Topic: Middle mouse drag unpredictable
Replies: 2
Views: 1883

Re: Middle mouse drag unpredictable

I don't know Maya but it's very odd that you say it works fine with a mouse, because the application does not know that you are NOT using a mouse. For all practical purposes, that's just a normal USB mouse you have there. Some thoughts come to mind: Are you not seeing this behavior in other applicat...
by TorbenGB
01 Jun 2016, 16:57
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: TouchStream on ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 2140

Re: TouchStream on ebay

For what it's worth, I (used to) maintain a spreadsheet with all Ebay listings. This is very useful for figuring out the current market rate for the various FW devices. It's an open document, anyone can edit it: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1r0639mEJqtSL7plrMxaR72BvBNW9mGnUyjTZV-YLF1A/edit...
by TorbenGB
31 Mar 2016, 16:53
Forum: About this forum
Topic: A New Hope
Replies: 6
Views: 6844

Re: A New Hope

Another quick update: A little more maintenance work was done. Users won't notice but the admins will (hopefully!) notice even better antispam results now. Specifically, the forum's "Automod" modification engine has been upgraded to the newest version, so that the antispam plugin becomes more effect...
by TorbenGB
16 Mar 2016, 10:14
Forum: About this forum
Topic: A New Hope
Replies: 6
Views: 6844

Re: A New Hope

Another quick update:
The antispam plugin is frequently updated, and I am keeping up with installing each new version as it arrives. I can see that the plugin results become better with each new version. I am hopeful that this is a stable path for our forum.
by TorbenGB
18 Jan 2016, 14:15
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Building a FW device into a desk?!
Replies: 6
Views: 5203

Re: Building a FW device into a desk?!

if the DigiTouch is reprogrammable with the same utilities the other FingerWorks devices were Oh absolutely; it's simply the good odl MacNTouch device in a plastic case and an USB cable attached. My challenge is that I have a Dvorak layout on it (and I have a loose US Qwerty sticker I could use ins...
by TorbenGB
16 Jan 2016, 09:49
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Building a FW device into a desk?!
Replies: 6
Views: 5203

Re: Building a FW device into a desk?!

Did you decide already if you are going to make something with your Digitouch? Thanks for those photos, it looks like a nice fit! I didn't decide to make it. I've put it in the marketplace, haven't gotten around to Ebay yet. As useful as the DigiTouch is, my biggest challenge is that I don't use th...