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    edit:: 1.1.1 release dowloadable on post below

    I've just finished the Right click button emulator for those who are using touchscreen and don't have a right mouse button

    INSTALLATION
    Just unzip and start the application.

    USAGE
    Once started the application, you'll find a small pointer in the tray that is used as monitor for the timeout period and for parameters configuration (only timeout for now).
    edit:: The behaviour is very simple: keeping pressed the left mouse button (or your finger on the touchscreen) for more than the timeout period and, when you'll release the button, the tool will perform a right mouse click.
    If you release the finger before the timeout you'll obtain a normal left click, moving the mouse outside a defined threshold area or any other mouse event results in normal mouse behaviour.
    edit:: Double click on the tray icon opens the settings dialog, right mouse click (real due to backwards compatibility with 98/ME hooks) opens the menu with the three basic options: Settings, Suspend, Exit.


    I hope you'll find this tool useful and you'll want to give me some feedback on it.
    Thanks

    Installation: 90% complete - fiberglassing
    EPIA M10000 - 512Mb - 20GB
    Lilliput 7" TS - Opus 150W PCB - DLink USB Radio - slim CD-ROM - SoundBlaster MP3+ - not so crappy 40x4 Amp - BU303 GPS (waiting for) - BT support

  • #2
    I'm testing it out with my 2 button mouse, maybe that's why it doesn't work. I'll test it out with my TS later.
    P.S. Looks sweet, nice idea!
    edit:: Hehe, oops. Press and Hold as long as your timeout, then release and the right click works.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Pudge
      I'm testing it out with my 2 button mouse, maybe that's why it doesn't work. I'll test it out with my TS later
      P.S. Looks sweet, nice idea!
      It works. You need to right click on the cursor in your task bar and change the timeout to like 2 then apply. The just left click on something and hold the mouse button down for a quick 3 count.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by BeamRider
        I've just finished the Right click button emulator for those who are using touchscreen and don't have a right mouse button

        INSTALLATION
        Just unzip and start the application.

        USAGE
        Once started the application, you'll find a small pointer in the tray that is used as monitor for the timeout period and for parameters configuration (only timeout for now).
        The behaviour is very simple: keeping pressed the left mouse button (or your finger on the touchscreen) for more than the timeout period results in a right mouse click.
        If you release the finger before the timeout you'll obtain a normal left click, moving the mouse outside a defined treshold area or any other mouse event results in normal mouse behaviour.
        Double click on the tray icon opens the settings dialog, right mouse click (real) opens the menu with the three basic options: Settings, Suspend, Exit.


        I hope you'll find this tool useful and you'll want to give me some feedback on it.
        Thanks
        I was able to test it out and it does work for me but one recommendation... I noticed that if I hold mouse pointer over file/option and click and hold the left mouse button for the set amount of time, the "right click" doesn't happen until I release the button. Would it be possible to have it automatically after "set amount of time" to initiate a "right click" and just pass off my remainder of the "left click hold" as nothing?

        Sounds weird what I'm asking?!?!? The reason is because while I was holding the mouse pointer with a left click option, I didn't realize when the right click was completed until I let go of the button. I've noticed on some devices in the past that say "1 sec" is set, I hold the left click for 2 secs, after the 1st second passes the right click is performed and the 2nd second just goes to limbo. That way I knew when the click was confirmed...

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        • #5
          It should work with 1/2/3 mouse buttons. So it should be something else...
          Too bad: first post, first "NO WORKS"

          Installation: 90% complete - fiberglassing
          EPIA M10000 - 512Mb - 20GB
          Lilliput 7" TS - Opus 150W PCB - DLink USB Radio - slim CD-ROM - SoundBlaster MP3+ - not so crappy 40x4 Amp - BU303 GPS (waiting for) - BT support

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          • #6
            Works!! It's hard to get with fat shaky fingers on the touchscreen though, windows wants to always drag whatever icon I'm trying to right-click. Works better with stylus. Thanks!
            1.6GHz HP e-PC, 768MB RAM, 120GB WD HDD, Slim DVD-ROM, Onboard sound & video, 7" Lilliput, USB GPS Mouse, Audiovox FM Modulator, Vector 400 Watt Power Inverter, Windows XP Pro SP2, iGuidance 2, 15" Samsung LCD for the rear *Carputer not installed*

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            • #7
              dodgetimes2: I'm working on a feature that stabilizes the pointer so you don't have to worry on vibrations

              learic: I don't understand very well what're you asking for. You want the left hold to become a right hold after the timeout and then to complete the right click on "finger release"?


              NOTE: the right click doesn't work as hold actually, when you release the button after the timeout, the tool performs a real right click (RIGH DONW, RIGHT UP). This because you may want to use left drag also after the timeout (then just move the mouse and you'll come back to normal behaviour).

              Installation: 90% complete - fiberglassing
              EPIA M10000 - 512Mb - 20GB
              Lilliput 7" TS - Opus 150W PCB - DLink USB Radio - slim CD-ROM - SoundBlaster MP3+ - not so crappy 40x4 Amp - BU303 GPS (waiting for) - BT support

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              • #8
                edit:: 1.1.1 release dowloadable on post below

                As someone noticed in version 1.0.0.8, some areas are unusable for right click emulation. Due to the lack of low level hook on Win98/ME, I can't offer a common solution to this. To offer a more accurate tool for NT/XP users only, from now I'll mantain two variants per version (where needed).

                Also in 1.0.1.1: a pair of bug fixed and a new feature to keep vibrations under control.

                P.S. the only difference between XP and 98 variants is the DLL file, while 98 version runs also on XP, XP one don't runs on 98.

                Installation: 90% complete - fiberglassing
                EPIA M10000 - 512Mb - 20GB
                Lilliput 7" TS - Opus 150W PCB - DLink USB Radio - slim CD-ROM - SoundBlaster MP3+ - not so crappy 40x4 Amp - BU303 GPS (waiting for) - BT support

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                • #9
                  Single Click

                  I don't know if this problem/bug can be fixed, but whenever I change XP to single click mode, the right click menu briefly shows up then goes away. IE: I click on a program, it loads, then the right click menu shows up and disappears. To recreate this bug: change windows to single click mode (windows explorer -> tools -> folder options -> under the general tab change to "Single-click to open an item (point to select)".

                  Seems pointless to me to use double-click mode w/a touchscreen.

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                  • #10
                    Works flawless!! Even with fat shaky fingers!! I changed Timeout=5 and Pixel Threshold=20x20. Great work.
                    1.6GHz HP e-PC, 768MB RAM, 120GB WD HDD, Slim DVD-ROM, Onboard sound & video, 7" Lilliput, USB GPS Mouse, Audiovox FM Modulator, Vector 400 Watt Power Inverter, Windows XP Pro SP2, iGuidance 2, 15" Samsung LCD for the rear *Carputer not installed*

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                    • #11
                      dubwise: investigating....I haven't tried the pressed button switching with single click mode

                      dodgetimes2: thank you

                      I'm just finishing the next release (small utility, fast release time ) and I'm adding the ability to "arm" the utility with a keypress.This will solve any compatibility issue by reversing the buttons before any mouse click. The bad is that for using it we'll need an additional button on the dash.
                      By pressing the arm key (actually the pause key) the utility changes to right click mode for a defined period. By clicking with mouse, letting the timeout pass or pressing again the arm button, the utility restores the situation. If you have some advice/request on it let me know....

                      Installation: 90% complete - fiberglassing
                      EPIA M10000 - 512Mb - 20GB
                      Lilliput 7" TS - Opus 150W PCB - DLink USB Radio - slim CD-ROM - SoundBlaster MP3+ - not so crappy 40x4 Amp - BU303 GPS (waiting for) - BT support

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                      • #12
                        It does not seem to operate with a few programs like Microsoft word 2000 and Microsoft Autoroute. In other programs that I have tried it it work great. Can someone help out?
                        The road is long but we are getting there.

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                        • #13
                          The new pixel threshold sounds great, cuz i can't hold still! Cool, great app.
                          My Carputer! (More Car Pics at the end)
                          2 Kicker Comp 10"
                          Epia M-9000, 256 MB DDR, 120 Gig HD
                          Lilliput 7" VGA Touchscreen
                          Check it out?!

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                          • #14
                            RightEmu 1.1.1 released

                            I'm back again
                            So this release (1.1.1 Build 18) is really different from the others. I've added support for keypress arming and icon click arming, I've rewritten most of the hook code and included some minor graphic improvements.

                            Let's see the major differences:

                            - keyboard arming mean that you can "arm" the tool by pressing a key on the keyboard (or in the dash if you've some mapped)

                            - icon arming means that you've a icon on top of the screen (moveable by dragging) and you can arm the tool by pressing it

                            With arming I mean that the tool, once armed, converts one (and only one) left click in right click for a specified periood of time (Timeout). This is really different from "Left click timeout" method where left click will be converted only after the timeout period! Note also that the timing parameter is unique for both methods!

                            The new hook code doesn't need for specific WinXP version so I built one for all platforms. You'll see also that I changed the icons:

                            - normal mouse: the tool is waiting for user
                            - mouse with hourglass: the tool is in the left click timeout mode and it's counting
                            - mouse with left button in red: the tool is armed and the next click will be reversed.

                            NOTE: the new code solves some of the incompatibilities found (MANY THANKS TO YOU ALL) but due to the technique used, the "Left click timeout" method will never work in all cases . On the other side, the arming method (both keyboard and icon) is faultless....well unless I put a bug in the code

                            I apologize for the mistypes I've put in this post but I've just changed the keyboard and I need some training with the new one

                            edit: i forgot to describe how the keypress arming works. Once selected, you need to configure the arming key so press the "Set Key" button and then the key you want to become the arming one. The default is PAUSE (one of the less used keys on the keyboard). Now you can arm the tool by pressing the choosen key on the keyboard.

                            Cheers
                            Attached Files

                            Installation: 90% complete - fiberglassing
                            EPIA M10000 - 512Mb - 20GB
                            Lilliput 7" TS - Opus 150W PCB - DLink USB Radio - slim CD-ROM - SoundBlaster MP3+ - not so crappy 40x4 Amp - BU303 GPS (waiting for) - BT support

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                            • #15
                              thanks

                              thanks for the creator of this app.

                              It works great, tho I notice when The app is in use the cpu is used quite alot, I am using a 2.4ghz P4 for fiddling aroung with that app, I dont know what will happen on the 1.2ghz epia!

                              Cpu useage seems alot when just moving the mouse around the screen..

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