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KeyMouse on Kickstarter

Another "alternative" has appeared. KeyMouse looks interesting. The major reason I started using Touchstream is because constantly reaching for the mouse or trackball caused arm pain. KeyMouse solves the same problem. I love how the keys are aligned vertically, the keyboard is contoured fo...
by dongadoy
10 Jan 2015, 00:08
 
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: KeyMouse on Kickstarter
Replies: 6
Views: 1757

Re: XWinder

I installed the whole package on Vista. It installed fine. The Multitouch Utilities don't work. But XWinder works.

I ordered a new computer; Windows 8.1 is coming. I'm expecting XWinder to work. I use it all the time.
by dongadoy
21 Jun 2014, 12:24
 
Forum: FingerWorks official software
Topic: XWinder
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: Fully working FingerWorks software in a virtual machine

I always install Java that is included with the Touchstream utilities. Maybe it's included in the package on this site:
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by dongadoy
13 Jun 2014, 13:27
 
Forum: FingerWorks official software
Topic: Fully working FingerWorks software in a virtual machine
Replies: 56
Views: 9153

Re: iGesture with spurious keystrokes

Check for other causes of interference in the area. I don't remember what else could interfere - maybe speakers, hard drives, bluetooth, wires. I put a grounding wire right next to the keyboard and trained myself to touch it before touching the keyboard. But I still have occasional problems, and it'...
by dongadoy
20 Apr 2014, 14:16
 
Forum: Other troubleshooting
Topic: iGesture with spurious keystrokes
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Ah nuts....

I hate that they are granting patents for gestures. It's like patenting the arrangement of letters on the QWERTY keyboard. We get used to a UI and we get stuck because it is so difficult learning a new UI. So the company can keep customers even after the product has become poor. Are we really going ...
by dongadoy
21 Dec 2012, 19:07
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Ah nuts....
Replies: 1
Views: 1057

Re: Magic keyboard rises from the dead

That's pretty interesting. Have fun!
by dongadoy
12 May 2012, 22:51
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Magic keyboard rises from the dead
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

Re: This device's gest. conf. seems to be missing!!

This is great info. I'm sure it will be helpful for others, and maybe myself if I have to move to a new computer in the future. Thanks for coming back to the site and letting us know.
by dongadoy
12 Apr 2012, 19:41
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: This device's gest. conf. seems to be missing!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1440

Re: Spurious random keystrokes

Attach the keyboard to the keyboard stand with double-sided tape, or glue, or velcro. Make a loop in the cable near the keyboard. Make the loop big enough so half of the loop is under the keyboard stand and the connection to the cable is not stressed. Tape the cable under the keyboard with heavy dut...
by dongadoy
15 Feb 2012, 13:23
 
Forum: Other troubleshooting
Topic: Spurious random keystrokes
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Spurious random keystrokes

The only multitouch pads I've seen have been wireless - no ground for discharging. Maybe that's how Apple fixed the issue.
by dongadoy
13 Feb 2012, 19:57
 
Forum: Other troubleshooting
Topic: Spurious random keystrokes
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Fully working FingerWorks software in a virtual machine

A few months ago my work computer migrated from WinXP to Win7. I installed VirtualBox and copied the Win2000 virtual machine I am using at home with my Vista computer. I was successfully in configuring my Touchstream with the Fingerworks MultiTouch Utilities. It's certainly not easy; but it's better...
by dongadoy
13 Feb 2012, 19:54
 
Forum: FingerWorks official software
Topic: Fully working FingerWorks software in a virtual machine
Replies: 56
Views: 9153

Re: Spurious random keystrokes

Caution! Spurious output from the keyboard could be from static electricity. It's very much the time of year for that in the northern hemisphere, and it's constantly a worry. I've lost two Touchstreams to static zaps. Find some way to discharge yourself before getting near the keyboard. I have a gro...
by dongadoy
13 Feb 2012, 14:52
 
Forum: Other troubleshooting
Topic: Spurious random keystrokes
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Just relisted my Fingerworks TouchStream LP on ebay

I would love to buy a spare for when my keyboard eventually fails. But I'm not willing to pay any where near the asking price for a spare. Now I would consider paying US$1000 if my keyboard actually failed and I was desperate. $600 is what I paid last time - and that is double the list price. Even a...
by dongadoy
22 Dec 2011, 15:34
 
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Just relisted my Fingerworks TouchStream LP on ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Re: For Sale: FingerWorks TouchStream LP

I love the look of this TrulyErgonomic keyboard. The tactile feedback, narrow width, vertically aligned keys, middle keys, and fewer pinky keys are all great steps forward. The frequently used Alt keys are too tough to reach; the frequently used cursor and paging keys require moving away from home r...
by dongadoy
21 Nov 2011, 15:32
 
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: FingerWorks TouchStream LP
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Re: wow - just fell over this :)

I don't think Frogpad is a good fit for the Magic Trackpad - for two-handed people at least. The one-handed Frogpad is great for typing on one hand and mousing on the other hand. Best to just get a real Frogpad keyboard and use that alongside a Magic Trackpad or an iGesture - typing on one hand and ...
by dongadoy
17 Oct 2011, 18:46
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: wow - just fell over this :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Re: wow - just fell over this :)

Check out this vid where they talk about the patents at 2:30. Patents really are encouraging innovation :-P :lol:
by dongadoy
17 Oct 2011, 18:37
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: wow - just fell over this :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Re: TouchStream LP (US Qwerty) for sale

Sold for $815! Too rich for me - at least until another of my keyboards dies. :-)
by dongadoy
07 Oct 2011, 01:53
 
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: TouchStream LP (US Qwerty) for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: Trouble with my TS LP

Yes, clean the surface even if it looks clean. I thought my keyboard was toast when it was acting odd, causing havoc on my computer. After cleaning it was working like new again. I have no idea what invisible particles were on the surface; but I'm glad it started working again.
by dongadoy
19 Sep 2011, 19:36
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Trouble with my TS LP
Replies: 14
Views: 2804

Re: Copy of FingerWorks.com website

Awesome! You never know when that info will be handy.
by dongadoy
25 Apr 2011, 17:13
 
Forum: Manuals, PDFs, images
Topic: Copy of FingerWorks.com website
Replies: 8
Views: 7111

Re: Brainstorm: How to enhance the Touchstream haptic experi

The only way I know how to minimize drift is resting palms, and resting fingers on the dimples every few words. Gestures bring all keys around home row, so mobility is not needed. My fingers can reach all the keys around home row - with a big exception. My pinkies have to stretch too much to reach t...
by dongadoy
15 Apr 2011, 15:21
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Brainstorm: How to enhance the Touchstream haptic experience
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: Touchstream keyboard for sale

I never heard of sniping. Now all those lost auctions make sense. I suspected some automated software was the culprit. In the last seconds of an auction, dozens of bids by one or two people appear, and one wins just at the end and only a few dollars more than my max bid. Definitely left a bad taste ...
by dongadoy
15 Apr 2011, 03:42
 
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Touchstream keyboard for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Fully working FingerWorks software in a virtual machine

I've been configuring my TouchStream using VirtualBox for some time. But I did not know about the tweak to the USB settings. The automatic handling of the USB connection is wonderful. It used to be a pain because I don't use it enough to remember the idiosyncrasies; now I don't have go worry about i...
by dongadoy
15 Apr 2011, 02:39
 
Forum: FingerWorks official software
Topic: Fully working FingerWorks software in a virtual machine
Replies: 56
Views: 9153

Re: Random Characters get typed

After having lost two TouchStreams likely to static zaps, I've trained myself to touch a grounded wire when returning to my keyboard. So far so good.
by dongadoy
14 Apr 2011, 20:37
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Random Characters get typed
Replies: 11
Views: 1864

Re: User Poll: Are you still using your FingerWorks device?

I use my TouchStream LPs exclusively. I have two - one at home and one at work. I have lost two TouchStreams to static electricity (I assume), so I know it's only a matter of time before it happens again. I have an ebay search so I can buy a spare. But the ebay sales tend to be much higher than I wa...
by dongadoy
14 Apr 2011, 17:06
 
Forum: Members' introductions
Topic: User Poll: Are you still using your FingerWorks device?
Replies: 15
Views: 6733

Re: Using Multitouch Utils with Windows 7 (x64) ?

I was surprised when XWinder worked in my Vista. It must be using the standard HID USB interface to get that cool functionality. XWinder uses thumb-index-pinky gestures to move and resize windows.
by dongadoy
14 Apr 2011, 16:27
 
Forum: Other troubleshooting
Topic: Using Multitouch Utils with Windows 7 (x64) ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2602

Re: The forum is dead - long live the forum!

Thanks muchly! Every year I search for an alternative to my TouchStream keyboards, but every year finds me still typing on the TouchStreams. I've found nothing even close. There are many TouchStreams out there so I'm hoping the community will stay alive for many more years. I'm happy knowing this fo...
by dongadoy
14 Oct 2010, 13:36
 
Forum: About this forum
Topic: The forum is dead - long live the forum!
Replies: 9
Views: 2100
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