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JoshB

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Re: Pen motion not recognised on Surface Pro 3
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2016, 09:15:30 pm »
Hmm, I'll update to a preview build and see if that changes anything

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Re: Pen motion not recognised on Surface Pro 3
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2016, 02:51:51 am »
okay, had a bit more of a play with a few settings. I tried switching the Pen's left/right hand option back to 'right' and now there's some change, but pressing and holding on the Tablet Pro button locks the movement of the cursor until the Tablet Pro button is released. If I press and hold the button and then tap with the pen on the screen at a point different to the original position when i pressed the Tablet Pro button then it will 'jump' to the rotation of the camera that would have happened if it had been moving with the cursor. But at this point it appears that pressing the button locks the cursor from moving until the screen is tapped with the pen, then the cursor is free because the Middle click is no longer on due to the pen tap. This is only for the 'Middle' button, it still doesn't work at all for the Shift + Middle or Shift + Ctrl + Middle button. All this still works when i move the mouse instead of the pen.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2016, 03:11:09 pm by JoshB »

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Re: Pen motion not recognised on Surface Pro 3
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2016, 06:15:25 pm »
but pressing and holding on the Tablet Pro button locks the movement of the cursor until the Tablet Pro button is released.
Yes this is normal input behavious, pressing and holding on the screen anywhere will result in the touch being the primary cursor and the pen input will not work.
https://youtu.be/CwFDGUpnn2s

If I press and hold the button and then tap with the pen on the screen at a point different to the original position when i pressed the Tablet Pro button then it will 'jump' to the rotation of the camera that would have happened if it had been moving with the cursor.
What if you tap the screen first to initiate the cursor as the pen. Then press a touch button with finger. that is how i perform it.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2016, 06:33:20 pm by julianjc84 »

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Re: Pen motion not recognised on Surface Pro 3
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2016, 01:20:41 am »
yep, been doing exactly what you've demonstrated in your video
here's me with the pen...
https://youtu.be/AWL_ajWOy34

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Re: Pen motion not recognised on Surface Pro 3
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2016, 04:16:54 am »
interesting, must be some big changes to input on the later builds of windows 10. i'd advise against changing left and right hand.
its a bit old but the concept is explain well i think.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVO3p0TXoEg

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Re: Pen motion not recognised on Surface Pro 3
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2016, 05:41:15 am »
fascinating, I had no idea that was how the left/right handed thing worked. The reason it was changed is because Radialmenu works when set to left handed mode. Either way, right handed barely works. Hope the devs can talk to the dev of Radialmenu and get an idea of how to fix this as Radialmenu has been working absolutely fine for me every since it was first in beta.

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Re: Pen motion not recognised on Surface Pro 3
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2016, 06:19:40 am »
radial menu is a great application. shame how the developer lost his data. seems development will never happen again on that.

other considerations are noisy interference from other electrical devices, power cables, tv, game controllers, lights, ms usb ethernet adapters, spoons.

https://youtu.be/08G_aQjFT7Y

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Re: Pen motion not recognised on Surface Pro 3
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2016, 01:42:04 am »
Yeah I contacted the dev last week seeing where things were at and he said that he's currently putting back together and cleaning up the source code to release publically but he's not sure when that'll be finished.