tablet mode question

Asked by Yuri Shirman

I do not have the pen yet but I am considering a purchase and the tablet mode would be important for me.
I saw an earlier discussion of it here, but still would like to clarify a bit.
I would be interested to use the tablet mode to write in applications like xournal. That means that I would like to be able to move the pointer when the pen does not touch the surface, while touching the surface would correspond to a left-mouse click. So I vote for your proposed default: moving the pointer when the pen moves even without touching the surface and emit mouse click when it touches. Do you have an idea if and when you might be able to implement this?

I would also be interested in ability to erase in the tablet/mouse mode. From what I read in irispen guide there is a button on the pen that emulates left mouse click. Could it be programmed as a right mouse click to be used for eraser (or other) tools?


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a (tuomasjjrasanen) said :


I'm extremely busy during the next 4-5 weeks, so I'm afraid nothing significant will happen during that period. However, I'm also interested in to implement separate tablet/mouse modes. I will do so as soon as I can.

The button on the side of the pen can be used for emulating right mouse button in the tablet mode. Unfortunately, in the mouse mode, the device does not distinguish a button press from a tip press (both event send same identifiers). However, the button on the device itself can be used for some purposes also. Normally it's used for changing between modes.

So yes, in the tablet mode, the pen button could be programmed to send any key (combination) event. Perhaps it could be made even user configurable..

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