More programmable buttons

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  1. kneehowguys

    kneehowguys Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I've been using the buttons on my two button fujitsu pen with my thinkpad yoga and it has been fantastic.

    I'd like even more buttons somehow maybe not on the pen but I wonder if wacom or any other company has some neat lil programmable button solution. Like a neat wrist band or another pen with a bunch of buttons.

    I have a thinkpad yoga.

    Some things I thought would be great are minimize current window, close current window,

    Those things are sometimes hard to do in yoga bend backward tablet mode because pudgy finger is pudgy and small button for minimize is small.
     
  2. cleft

    cleft Scribbler - Standard Member

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    The easiest way is to use radial menu in Wacom's FeelIT driver . Otherwise you might want to try one of the following for even more flexibility and customization (be warned that some studies are required to make these solutions work properly)

    Software solutions:
    1. lblb's Toolbar creator, Konartist3D's Artdock, gahfe's slatepal
    2. TouchKey
    Hardware solutions:
    1. X-keys P.I. Engineering Home Page
    2. Gamepad (to use with a key binder program like Xpadder):
      • PS3 navigation controller, Zeemote, any conventional gamepads
      • Razer Nostromo
    3. Tab-mate controller
    4. Peregrine glove
     
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  3. kneehowguys

    kneehowguys Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Wow! Thanks! It works. I got the updated radial menu.

    Which of all the other things do you use?
     
  4. cleft

    cleft Scribbler - Standard Member

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    At the moment I'm using lblb's Toolbar creator with a Zeemote JS1 which succeed my dead ps3 nav controller. Sadly ArtDock isn't fully functional on my old good Thinkpad x201t, hence comes the need for a hardware solution. If you however have a samsung 7 slate, asus ep121 or windows8-ready tablet pc, you might never need one I think.
     
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    In a perfect world, somebody would make these for Windows tablets with NFC.

    I can dream, right?

    Edit: On a potentially more helpful note, I have been using the extra gestures made available by TouchMe gesture studio, and assigning them to other functions (step forward, step back, callup keyboard, fullscreen toggle, etc. etc.).
     
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    Peregrine glove? Serious holy cow. That's some minority report sh1t right there.
     
  7. FinancialWar

    FinancialWar Scribbler - Standard Member

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    luckily I have a zeemote, how do you use it with Toolbar creater?
     
  8. cleft

    cleft Scribbler - Standard Member

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    And if only they simply worked with bluetooth, I would be so happy..

    They are standalone solutions. You need Zeekey (a key binding program), not Toolbar creator, to use Zeemote in Windows. I use both because Zeemote provide hardware key access while Toolbar creator can add more and advanced soft-buttons. The bummer is that Zeekey cannot bind single key press of ctrl, alt, shift (!). It however CAN bind, for example, shift+A, alt+Q etc
     
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  9. FinancialWar

    FinancialWar Scribbler - Standard Member

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    hi cleft

    What do you think is the best single handed controller out there today? Somehow I still feel the zeemote is too small, too few buttons and two of these buttons are not usable (the C button is too difficult to press and the D button is not mappable).

    So I want something more comfortable and has more buttons that I can hold in one hand, I'm looking at the Wiimote or the Tab-mate.

    Also, I want something that I can map a button as a shift key.

    Which one do you recommend, are there anything else on the market I should consider?

    Thanks for your opinion.
     
  10. FinancialWar

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    I meant the Thinkpad Yoga, not the ideapad Yoga.
     
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