Does anyone use their Model 01 with a Kensington trackball?
I’m having weird issues when I happen to mis-press the fn key while I’m typing. Some combination of those mouse control keys will cause my mouse buttons on the Slimblade to stop working. It’s like the primary mouse button is being held down. I have to spam the Model 01’s mouse click buttons to get my mouse working again.
This is a used board. Did someone just pass off a defect or known issue onto me? Would it help to upgrade my firmware?
I’ve noticed this on both Windows (where I have Kensington’s special driver installed) and Linux (where I’m just using a standard pointer driver AFAIK), and I’ve never had this problem before using the Model 01.
I guess the best solution would be for me to stop being so lazy and lift my wrists off of the palm rests, so I don’t hit that fn button on accident. I get that. The doctor also tells me to eat better. But, accidental key presses also shouldn’t completely stop everything I’m doing while I mess with the keyboard and un-fsck its mouse state. One time it happened in a video game–it’s Very Frustrating to suddenly have no mouse buttons in an online shooter. The mouse mappings are cool and everything but they should never get in the way.
Are there example mappings for toggling parts of layers on and off? so I could, for example, turn off the mouse keys with a combo, while I play games. That would also be useful for meta on windows, which again stops EVERYTHING and brings up the start menu if you happen to misinput and hit meta while you’re typing. I go very, very long stretches on windows without ever needing to press meta.