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by jmadison
01 Dec 2006, 14:39
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Amazin selling Fingerworks iGesture Mini Keyboard
Replies: 34
Views: 29411

Well, I just ordered one too!
by jmadison
08 Nov 2006, 20:56
Forum: Ergonomics
Topic: Posture
Replies: 5
Views: 5622

RAFH, how do you plan to make your TS wireless? I've been wanting to do exactly that for a long time, but I can't seem to find something that plugs in to both the keyboard USB and the computer USB, a receiver/transmitter combo. I would love to purchase something like that, wrap up my TS cord into my...
by jmadison
08 Nov 2006, 14:41
Forum: Typing and Layouts
Topic: Just about plain touch-typing technique
Replies: 2
Views: 3380

Interesting, ivan. I appreciate your desire to learn to type well, and I find it odd that you have not been able to find good training info, especially about muscle memory. I guess there just haven't been many studies done on this topic yet. Although I appreciate your desire to learn to be a master ...
by jmadison
10 Oct 2006, 13:51
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: No subject !
Replies: 13
Views: 12483

RAFH,

That's great! I love it! I also work from home, and I am continually trying to find a more appropriate workstation to minimize RSI. My work is primarially on the computer too, but I do enough work on an actual desk that I couldn't do away with it entirely.

Great work.
by jmadison
22 Sep 2006, 15:33
Forum: Mousing and Gesturing
Topic: Cleaning the surface?
Replies: 4
Views: 4333

Not specifically European, but try this: I like to use Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol) to clean the surface of my TS. Basically I will wet a cotton ball with the alcohol and gently rub the surface. It cleans residue, catching it in the cotton fibers, and it evaporates quickly without leaving any...
by jmadison
28 Aug 2006, 13:43
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: developed repetive injury from using igesture mini keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 3698

I have had a similar problem with my TouchStream keyboard. But, for me, I think it is dependant on the weather. If the weather is relatively dry, and my fingertips can stay dry, I can easily glide over the surface of the keyboard. But, especially on very humid days, my fingers will tend to stick and...
by jmadison
17 Aug 2006, 14:54
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Artilce on User Interface... Touchstream Included
Replies: 0
Views: 2828

Artilce on User Interface... Touchstream Included

Hello everyone... I didn't really know which category to post this in, so here it is. I found this article about User Interfaces, and since it mentions the FingerWorks products as well as other 'gesture' based hardware and software, I thought I'd point it out here. It's very much Mac-centered, but t...
by jmadison
09 Aug 2006, 17:07
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Just about had a heart attack...
Replies: 2
Views: 3931

Yes... totally.... I'm thankful that my TS is still in good working order. But, I'm paranoid that it might one day have an accident and just not work. Hopefully -someone- will come out with this tech soon so that we can buy replacements.

-Jason
by jmadison
04 May 2006, 15:05
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: "F" as "enter", and CapsLock issue
Replies: 2
Views: 2975

THANK you THANK you THANK you..... I am now VERY HAPPY to be TYPING with the CAPS-WORD function working properly. Somehow this had disappeared from my config as well.... I used the CAPS-WORD a lot by tapping 4 fingers above home row on both hands, but it quit working and I could not figure out how t...
by jmadison
14 Apr 2006, 14:44
Forum: Mousing and Gesturing
Topic: Absolute mode
Replies: 7
Views: 7627

Okay ivanw, THAT CONTACT THING IS FREAKIN' COOL! Thanks for showing us that. I've never poked around in the FingerWorks software directory to find other applications that I could run. Wow! I love it. One question, though: How does one "exit" the program? I'm using 1280x800 resolution on my wide-scre...
by jmadison
13 Apr 2006, 14:24
Forum: About this forum
Topic: Any life sign?
Replies: 10
Views: 10411

I'm still alive. Haven't had anything really to post, but I keep checking the forum daily to see what's here.
by jmadison
13 Mar 2006, 15:16
Forum: Other troubleshooting
Topic: USB fail during transfer - reload firmware
Replies: 5
Views: 4893

off topic

screeeeeemin, I am also a cad user... everyday at work I use SolidWorks and AutoCAD. I would like to know what software, and what gestures you use for your daily work. Maybe you have some suggestions that could help me. Of course, I'll type up my experiences too. But, this is perhaps better done in ...
by jmadison
02 Mar 2006, 15:48
Forum: Mousing and Gesturing
Topic: Bad wrist? Try using the other one instead!
Replies: 6
Views: 6795

One thing I've noticed about learning Dvorak is how my brain automatically switches the layout. It's kind of funny. I got serious about Dvorak about 3 1/2 years ago. At first Dvorak was alien, and qwerty was home. Then Qwerty was alien and Dvorak was home. Now I'm proficient in both layouts. But, th...
by jmadison
01 Mar 2006, 21:50
Forum: Mousing and Gesturing
Topic: Bad wrist? Try using the other one instead!
Replies: 6
Views: 6795

A little history: I'm 31 years old and have been using computers since I was old enough to type "Load "Program File",8,1" on my Commodore64. Before that I was playing games on my Atari, or the neighbor's Colecovision. I'm a Mechanical Engineer, and have done a lot of CAD work. I've never been a fast...
by jmadison
01 Mar 2006, 20:38
Forum: Mousing and Gesturing
Topic: Bad wrist? Try using the other one instead!
Replies: 6
Views: 6795

With RSI in both left and right hands and forearms, I've also been switching for quite some time now. I actually started mousing with my left hand many years ago, and got pretty good at switching from left to right whenever one hand got fatigued. Soon enough, the mouse was just too much, and I went ...
by jmadison
20 Feb 2006, 15:15
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Has anyone found an alternative to their TouchStreams?
Replies: 27
Views: 31478

This is just my 2 cent's worth: I'm sticking with my TS until I have to do something else. I understand martin's idea: Get on with something else since this hardware is basically doomed. But I'm also in the same boat, and see things differently. I have RSI in both my hands, wrists, & forearms. The T...
by jmadison
03 Feb 2006, 22:46
Forum: Members' introductions
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 2
Views: 3868

Welcome to the forum. And yes... be careful with your TS... but don't stop using it!
by jmadison
01 Feb 2006, 16:15
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Going price for a touchstream mini?
Replies: 3
Views: 3513

Yes. I guess it depends on how much you need it. I, for one, couldn't do my job without my TS... RSI is too bad. So, -nearly- any price for a FingerWorks product is worth it, depending on the need.
by jmadison
31 Jan 2006, 15:46
Forum: Mouse: iGesture products
Topic: iGesture Pad gone Kaput
Replies: 16
Views: 8982

I'm certainly no expert at troubleshooting these devices. But, I do have some info and suggestions that may help. Firstly, FingerWorks is no longer in operation. Do not expect any support from the company. They are closed, indefinitely. Next, I suggest that you try the device on at least one other c...
by jmadison
23 Jan 2006, 21:55
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Has anyone found an alternative to their TouchStreams?
Replies: 27
Views: 31478

Agreed. Now that I have used my TS for several years, I absolutely can't imagine life without it. And, since my primary reason was to help alleviate some serious RSI pains, the cost almost didn't matter. Strangely enough, I now consider my TS much, much more valuable than the laptop that I use every...
by jmadison
23 Jan 2006, 20:59
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Where did fingerworks go. Investigation
Replies: 21
Views: 41629

Amazing... you guys are regular detectives. I use my TS daily, and read this forum daily, and am very thankful for both of them. I do wish that FingerWorks would come back to life I was hoping they would make a fundamental change to the way that people interact with a computer. But, I am very impres...
by jmadison
19 Dec 2005, 15:25
Forum: Members' introductions
Topic: Hello Fingerfans!
Replies: 8
Views: 9398

Yes, yes, yes.... I totally agree. This request has been sent by thousands of users, and is one of the biggest complaints that the software has. Unfortunately, the company is too concerned with adding bells and whistles to the existing software than they are with making it comply with the rest of th...
by jmadison
14 Dec 2005, 00:44
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Okay, this is weird
Replies: 3
Views: 3088

Hi all... me again. Okay, I finally got some time and hand-copied all my gestures so I could remember them. I don't really have a lot of custom gestures. Then I reset the T/S to default... and started a new xml putting my gestures back in. I transferred that to my keyboard, and I am still having the...
by jmadison
09 Dec 2005, 16:08
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Okay, this is weird
Replies: 3
Views: 3088

Hmmm... that is strange, indeed. I think this is what I'm going to do: Reset my keyboard and all the custom gestures bact to the factory defaults. Then I'll rebuild my custom gestures one by one. I've had several quirky issues like that (for instance loosing the CAPS word gesture) and since I'm usin...
by jmadison
08 Dec 2005, 20:07
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Okay, this is weird
Replies: 3
Views: 3088

Okay, this is weird

Since ivanw helped me with my upgrade problem things have been good. So, I've been playing with some of the 5 finger zoom settings. Well, in the last "transfer to device" I discovered that all of the sudden whenever I press the Y key, I get a Z instead.... and when I press the Z key, I get a Y inste...