Author Topic: weird mouse movement bug in editor when using touchpad  (Read 958 times)

daniel

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hey guys,

sorry if this is not the right place...i wasn't sure where to post this.

to reproduce this bug:

- on windows 10 open AGS on a laptop (i'm using the surface pro 4) with a touchpad and then open any script
- move the mouse cursor over the open script windows using a touchpad

result:

- while moving, the mouse cursor keeps changing back and forth from the "edit text" icon to an arrow icon really quickly
- as a result of this the mouse cursor lags heavily

any idea how i can avoid this?

cheers
daniel
« Last Edit: 08 Sep 2017, 20:06 by daniel »

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Re: weird mouse movement bug in editor when using touchpad
« Reply #1 on: 08 Sep 2017, 23:18 »
I did the same observation a while ago. I'm using Windows 7 and AGS 3.4.0.
It's not very "clean" but it does not cause any lag or speed issue by my side...
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Re: weird mouse movement bug in editor when using touchpad
« Reply #2 on: 08 Sep 2017, 23:23 »
I reported that same observation as a bug (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?issue=832.0) a few weeks ago. Since then I only use the mouse for scripting in AGS
CW told me it has to do with the software scintilla they used for the scripting part.



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Re: weird mouse movement bug in editor when using touchpad
« Reply #3 on: 09 Sep 2017, 00:31 »
Since then I only use the mouse for scripting in AGS
You mean you only see this with a trackpad/mousepad ?
I see this always, with a mouse or with a touchpad... So I'd tend to say it has nothing to do with the input device, but with the mouse cursor display (static image is the "edit" cursor, moving image is the arrow / whereas the image should always be an "edit" cursor inside a text window).

Daniel, does the lag happens with another input device ?
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Morgan LeFlay

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Re: weird mouse movement bug in editor when using touchpad
« Reply #4 on: 09 Sep 2017, 11:57 »
For me, the mouse cursor changes back and forth no matter what input I use.
The difference is that the trackpad lags when that happens, sometimes recording input with a few seconds delay. And with my corded logitech mouse, it doesn't affect performance but the icon switching is still there.
I actually noticed this too but never reported it since it's not a deal-breaking issue but it would be nice if it got fixed.

daniel

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Re: weird mouse movement bug in editor when using touchpad
« Reply #5 on: 09 Sep 2017, 18:11 »
now that you mention it, you're right...the cursor keeps changing with a mouse as well but there is not lag like there is with the touchpad.

i really hope this can be fixed. i started using a mouse on my tablet now to avoid the issue but i'd really like to avoid having to drag a mouse with me all the time. after all the idea of a tablet like the surface is mobility;P

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Re: weird mouse movement bug in editor when using touchpad
« Reply #6 on: 09 Sep 2017, 19:54 »
Try disabling "Enhance pointer precision" in Windows10 settings and see if that helps.

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Re: weird mouse movement bug in editor when using touchpad
« Reply #7 on: 10 Sep 2017, 09:57 »
No, that doesn't fix it.