mouse failure

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mouse failure

Postby Roedy » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:19 pm

I just installed Boot-It bare metal 1.48. The mouse has started behaving strangely. When I move it vertically,it also moves sideways all by itself. With great patience I am able to use it. My mouse is a Tree Frog sold by London Drugs here in Canada. I think it is just using the MS driver. Unfortunately, I am not sure if The tree frog worked ok on the previous version. I am referring to running in the boot-time code.
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Re: mouse failure

Postby CyberSimian » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:06 am

Roedy wrote:
> I just installed Boot-It bare metal 1.48. The mouse has started behaving
> strangely. When I move it vertically,it also moves sideways all by itself.

This is a long-standing limitation in BIBM's support for USB devices. There is no solution. The workarounds are:

(1) Use a mouse with the old PS/2 connection or the even older serial connection (if your system has the appropriate socket).

(2) Use the keyboard to navigate the BIBM panels. In particular, use TAB_FORWARD and TAB_BACKWARD to skip through the fields, and UP_ARROW and DOWN_ARROW to move the focus between alternatives for a field. Use SPACEBAR to select/deselect an option, and ENTER/RETURN to start an action.

As much as I love BIBM, having to use the keyboard to navigate the panels is a cumbersome workaround. :(

-- from CyberSimian in the UK
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Re: mouse failure

Postby DrTeeth » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:17 am

On Sat, 23 Jun 2018 06:06:18 EDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
CyberSimian disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>As much as I love BIBM, having to use the keyboard to navigate the panels is a cumbersome workaround.

+1. You are being too polite sir.
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Re: mouse failure

Postby mjnelson99 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:29 pm

I use an older version of IFL and my mouse (wireless) works.
Mary

On 6/23/2018 4:09 PM, mashedmitten wrote:
> I spent a couple of days and a stack of CDs in effort to figure out what's going on. I had one wireless mouse that worked, no others. Since then, all of my mice work on all of my systems. I especially remember the headache navigating the KB in search of answers.
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>
> Great software, passable support, but a train wreck of a site and forum. I'd forgo a couple of these intermittent updates if they used the time to bring this place up to date. That and some of the Egos prevent me from recommending the software to others.
>
>
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Re: mouse failure

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:46 am

Mouse support in BIBM relies on your BIOS. You'll find that some mice that
work on one system may not work on another. That's all due to if the BIOS
can handle the mouse properly.

But you don't need to use a mouse to move around efficiently. I don't use
one most of the time because it's so much faster using the keyboard. Some of
the hotkeys are here:
https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=514


"Roedy" wrote in message news:15080@public.bootitbm...

I just installed Boot-It bare metal 1.48. The mouse has started behaving
strangely. When I move it vertically,it also moves sideways all by itself.
With great patience I am able to use it. My mouse is a Tree Frog sold by
London Drugs here in Canada. I think it is just using the MS driver.
Unfortunately, I am not sure if The tree frog worked ok on the previous
version. I am referring to running in the boot-time code.
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