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by TorbenGB
24 Oct 2005, 08:44
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Glueing keypads to base?
Replies: 5
Views: 4284

Great idea! Not just for safety, but also for comfort. I've always been bugged about the fact that the panels slide ever so slightly around on the base, so I've attracted a nitpicking habit of realigning the base all the time :? For this purpose, cost should not be an issue. Velcro is certainly chea...
by TorbenGB
24 Oct 2005, 08:26
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: General damage minimisation
Replies: 4
Views: 4150

Having a Mini is probably neat when it suffices. The best way to protect the TS is not to transport it. I have a TS and I used to bring it to work daily, carefully folding it around a foam pad and rolling up the cable. I stopped doing that the moment FW went away. It's been sitting on my home desk e...
by TorbenGB
23 Oct 2005, 11:58
Forum: Other troubleshooting
Topic: Anybody selling repair services?
Replies: 3
Views: 3764

If I remember correctly, FW let another company do their repairs, didn't they? If that's really the case, then perhaps that company could still be used if we knew which it is.
by TorbenGB
18 Oct 2005, 10:06
Forum: Manuals, PDFs, images
Topic: More work needed on the XML manual
Replies: 4
Views: 4818

More work needed on the XML manual

The XML manual has become a good reference concerning the structure and details of the XML configuration files. Although it's not yet fully documented, this is already good work, and it's questionable whether we will really be able to fully document it since we didn't invent the thing and we are onl...
by TorbenGB
08 Oct 2005, 11:58
Forum: Typing and Layouts
Topic: How to get away from Qwerty?
Replies: 21
Views: 18771

Let me update this topic with my progress... or lack of same. I feel I got the layout pretty much memorized; I rarely refer to a layout chart even though it's taped to my monitor. I am now trying to use Dvorak only, but when I have to write anything even of this size, I quickly give up and grab my n...
by TorbenGB
08 Oct 2005, 10:10
Forum: Typing and Layouts
Topic: Key mapping on the iGesture numpad
Replies: 7
Views: 8597

Try replacing your key with the following: <MTS_config> ... <TapArea xcenter="5.5" ycenter="4.5" isRectangular="true" width="1.9" height="1.9" layoutContext="NumLock ScrollLock"> <MacroRefEvent macro_ref="barbara" /> </TapArea> ... </MTS_config> This should create a TapArea in roughly the right plac...
by TorbenGB
08 Oct 2005, 09:18
Forum: Typing and Layouts
Topic: Key mapping on the iGesture numpad
Replies: 7
Views: 8597

Hi Barbara!
As one of the contributors to the XmlManual, I'll try to give you some input. I'm studying your needs just now and will post a reply soon.
by TorbenGB
08 Oct 2005, 09:11
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Looking for a TouchStream
Replies: 3
Views: 3156

Hi Blanu, and welcome to the community!
Search around these forums a little and you'll see that many want to buy and nobody wants to sell... Expect it to be difficult and expensive; over $800 is common these days...
by TorbenGB
06 Oct 2005, 09:48
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Touchstream LP Qwerty for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 4121

I don't know the deal in question, and I know neither poster, but the tone and style in Mr. Paller's response makes it pretty clear in my mind which party should be listened to. One should perhaps stop and think for a moment before posting.
by TorbenGB
29 Sep 2005, 23:41
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Liquid Cooling
Replies: 12
Views: 11303

nomaded wrote:biggest heatsink w/o a fan and the put a 120mm fan near it, blowing out.
In that case I'd make it blow in rather than out. Better to get clean cool air in through the fan and let it seep out through the cracks than sucking dusty air in through the cracks...
by TorbenGB
29 Sep 2005, 13:55
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Liquid Cooling
Replies: 12
Views: 11303

Wow Theo, that's a pretty big machine you run there. Impressive. Ivan's concept of putting a 120mm fan right over the CPU is a good one for your situation. It would blow directly onto the CPU cooler. Did you know that you can also get so-called fan adapters that have (for instance) one 80mm end and ...
by TorbenGB
28 Sep 2005, 11:27
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Liquid Cooling
Replies: 12
Views: 11303

I spent a lot of time a while back looking into this, for similar reasons. So here are my thoughts on your post - it might help you. Most importantly, watercooling systems involve pipes, water tanks, pumps = GEAR! So if you're moving your computer a lot, all this extra gear not only means weight but...
by TorbenGB
25 Sep 2005, 13:24
Forum: Typing and Layouts
Topic: How to get away from Qwerty?
Replies: 21
Views: 18771

Perhaps it's more difficult to learn Dvorak on the TS compared to a normal keyboard. So far I've kept the keyboard on Qwerty and the TS on Dvorak so that I can easily practice Dvorak and quickly fall back to more normal typing speeds when I need it. (It would've helped me if the TS had Dvorak layout...
by TorbenGB
23 Sep 2005, 11:53
Forum: Typing and Layouts
Topic: How to get away from Qwerty?
Replies: 21
Views: 18771

How to get away from Qwerty?

Hi all, it's great to see how active this forum is. Now I'm having a question myself and I'm hoping you have some comments on this: How do you combine "30-60 minutes daily Dvorak training" with a 10-hours-per-day typing lifestyle? (This has been touched in this earlier post .) There are obvious reas...
by TorbenGB
21 Sep 2005, 14:02
Forum: Typing and Layouts
Topic: Reach no more: TapArea customization
Replies: 12
Views: 12274

I think that the character sequences should be associated with their leading symbol. This calls for some extra unused mode that we don't have. It is also related to ergonomy and mnemonic. This is not necessarily a problem. On a non-US keyboard (Danish), the shift-values of the number row keys help ...
by TorbenGB
21 Sep 2005, 12:49
Forum: Typing and Layouts
Topic: Reach no more: TapArea customization
Replies: 12
Views: 12274

A recent post made me revisit this topic. I am impressed by Ivan's mapping (as well as the clear representation!) and thought I'd add a note about the mappings of open- and close-brackets and -parentheses. This might give you additional inspiration for your customizations. 98% of the times I type an...
by TorbenGB
15 Sep 2005, 17:08
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Burgandy QWERTY LP
Replies: 20
Views: 14725

Re: Burgandy QWERTY LP

sbhil wrote:ivanw did have a winking smiley after the comment ... don't be too hard on him.
Then I take it back -- I didn't catch the irony. It's easily missed in this medium.
by TorbenGB
15 Sep 2005, 13:19
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Burgandy QWERTY LP
Replies: 20
Views: 14725

Re: Burgandy QWERTY LP

Do you intend to keep up working for these guys? Either they are sick or you are working for the army. Ivan, many companies have a policy about only using approved equipment. It's not insane, it's not the army. Let it be. There are valid and reasonable reasons to enforce these kind of policies, tho...
by TorbenGB
15 Sep 2005, 13:06
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Burgandy QWERTY LP
Replies: 20
Views: 14725

The best thing you can do, in my opinionm, is to put it on eBay for $5 and sit back while you watch the bidders fight over it. It'l be sure to race up towards hundreds of $ -- perhaps not in the first days, but in the last few hours before bidding ends.
by TorbenGB
09 Sep 2005, 13:08
Forum: Typing and Layouts
Topic: typing
Replies: 13
Views: 12410

I'm sorry Petrov, did you not hear? There will not *be* a future version of MyGestureEditor (unless we code it ourselves!). It's not at all likely that whoever bought FW is going to continue to support this product line. We have to make do with what we have.
by TorbenGB
08 Sep 2005, 08:47
Forum: Typing and Layouts
Topic: typing
Replies: 13
Views: 12410

As far as I know, the FW pads just do what normal keyboards would do. I think you're asking about the numerical decimal point key on the iGesture Numpad, right? If you have your main keyboard in CAPS LOCK then it will not affect punctuation, but if you hold SHIFT then punctuation will be affected --...
by TorbenGB
05 Sep 2005, 14:19
Forum: Mouse: iGesture products
Topic: static electricity
Replies: 1
Views: 3068

Static electricity is more or less what makes the FW boards work in the first place, so naturally they're sensitive to it. It's mentioned in the manual that you can "reset" the board by briefly placing a flat hand on the surface. When you do that, the cursor moves in a quick diamond shape on the scr...
by TorbenGB
25 Aug 2005, 08:51
Forum: Mouse: iGesture products
Topic: difference between iGesture and iGesture NumPad?
Replies: 30
Views: 32855

I've attached two TS customizations to that wiki page. One is my current configuration, and one is just an export of the factory defaults, if it's any use to you.

Tracking down a S is probably the most elegant solution, if unfortunately also rather costly these days...
by TorbenGB
23 Aug 2005, 15:55
Forum: Mouse: iGesture products
Topic: difference between iGesture and iGesture NumPad?
Replies: 30
Views: 32855

Yes, wiki can be tricky sometimes but compare it to coding HTML and FTP'ing your changes: wiki takes a little learning, but gives so much ease. sign indicating someone is currently editing the page I was about to modify There is no lock indication until you try to edit. When you click EDIT, you eith...
by TorbenGB
23 Aug 2005, 14:59
Forum: Mouse: iGesture products
Topic: difference between iGesture and iGesture NumPad?
Replies: 30
Views: 32855

Re: TWiki page editing locks

I am not sure if locks apply starting with the first preview Ivan, you're on the right track. When people VIEW a page, nothing is locked. When somebody clicks the EDIT link, that page is locked from others for 60 minutes. Then it automatically unlocks again. One can choose to open the lock earlier ...