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Vernon/Miamicanes Mouse Override

No longer will your finger feel like its about to drop off.
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Certain halfbakers by no inherent fault of their own, have been causing me much pain, as of late. I would like a little button on the side of my mouse I can de-press. This button will active the SuperScroll function, making the mouse-wheels sensitivity multiply, thus allowing faster scrolling down a page.

This can be achieved through changing settings in control panel, I know. But then if I am too lazy to scroll down...
silverstormer, Jun 02 2003

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       Ah, you've discovered the twin terrors of verbosity!
thumbwax, Jun 02 2003
  

       one word - filter, oh thats 3. what *has* got into people today.
po, Jun 02 2003
  

       [po] Thanks, but I prefer instant. What's coffee got to do with this anyway?
silverstormer, Jun 02 2003
  

       check out view <<<< to your left and filter out anyone you like. coffee? white, no sugar.
po, Jun 02 2003
  

       I don't want to filter out anybody nor do I want them to be more concise. All I want is to be able to scroll the the bottom faster, when the need arises. i.e. When annotating a Vernon idea...

[po]Sorry all out of white sugar. Will brown do?
silverstormer, Jun 02 2003
  

       Just push in the scroll wheel, and move the mouse towards the bottom of the page... This allows control of scrolling to a greater degree than your proposed button.
MikeOliver, Jun 02 2003
  

       [MikeOliver] I had forgotten about that functionality, but I would still prefer it to be done my way. I prefer the ability to use the scroll-wheel as it takes less effort, and is more controllable.
silverstormer, Jun 02 2003
  

       there is a keyboard shortcut, but I forget. "page top" at the bottom of the page will take you straight back to the top.
po, Jun 02 2003
  

       yes but you are a ....hmmmm genie (is that the word I am struggling for?)
po, Jun 02 2003
  

       [silverstormer] I disagree, the already existing option mentioned by MikeOliver takes less effort and is more controllable in my opinion.   

       As you admitted yourself that you can already achieve this by going through the control panel, that pretty much leaves this as just a rant. I enjoy some of the ideas posted by said perpetrators, which is more than I can say about this one.
RoboBust, Jun 02 2003
  

       Once again, this is not intended as a rant. I don't believe it comes across as one either, if that is how you interpret it, then that is your decision.

I have much admiration for the likes of [Vernon], who take the time to explain their ideas properly. I am just lazy and looking for ways to further my efficiency of HB browsing.
silverstormer, Jun 02 2003
  

       If you are using a Micro$oft based mouse you can install the latest Intellipoint drivers. They have a nice acceleration function for the scroll wheel.   

       The faster you scroll the greater the number of lines it scrolls at a time. This gives you the speed you require, without hampering your fine control.   

       Alternately you could simply get a newer mouse with more than the standard 2+1 button configuration and assign this function to one of the extra buttons.
evildman, Jun 02 2003
  

       For the last time this is not a rant! I'll thank you very much [UB]
silverstormer, Jun 02 2003
  

       What you need is a tweaker wheel to adjust the sensitivity of the scroll wheel
phoenix, Jun 02 2003
  

       have you never thought about using "home" and "end"?
tinpotbungle, May 30 2006
  

       What tinpot said.
DesertFox, May 30 2006
  

       i'm guessing you use a laptop so the buttons are even closer together than the buttons on a normal keyboard. or before the scroll wheel on a mouse was invented you could drag the scroll bar, many possibilities Silverstormer.
tinpotbungle, May 31 2006
  

       (this idea has been dormant for three years, btw)
david_scothern, May 31 2006
  

       i've only just established myself on this site.
tinpotbungle, May 31 2006
  
      
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