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[ale] Vision impaired magnifier for mouse
- Subject: [ale] Vision impaired magnifier for mouse
- From: Dow.Hurst at mindspring.com (Dow Hurst)
- Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 03:22:26 -0400
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
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I've ended with mouseloupe working pretty well on suse93. I had to add
a couple of Options to the xorg.conf Device section plus the required
Composite extension (see attached section below) to get accelerated
OpenGL and the Composite extension to play nice. This may be where
Nvidia hardware, Twinview, and dual monitors don't work out as well as
the usual setup. I just downloaded the package, unzipped it, ran make
and make install. Worked like a charm and will do a circle or rectangle
around the mouse cursor. If anyone has any ideas on how to make the
package hotkeyable so the magnifying function could be turned off and on
with a hotkey, let me know. I've emailed the maintainers for info on
this. The hardware accelerated applications hesitate and stop running
when the cursor moves. If the cursor stops moving they pick back up
again. Without the Composite extension being accessed the GLX stuff is
normal and very fast. When Composite is accessed, the GL performance
goes down the tubes. However, the GL enabled apps don't crash, so that
is useable at least. Oh yeah, I have the NVIDIA X Driver 1.0-7664
BoardName "GeForce FX 5700LE"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "LeftOf"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "28-70"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "50-120"
Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024,1280x1024;"
Option "Rotate" "off"
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
Dow Hurst wrote:
>I'm looking for a Linux program that will magnify the area around the
>mouse cursor wherever the mouse goes on the screen. I'd love to have it
>for IRIX too, but Linux is really needed the most. Has anyone tried
>I'm trying mouseloupe right now and will post the results. Kmag is not
>useable due to a fixed window showing the magnified view. I have a user
>with impaired vision due to albinism (sp?) so am trying to accomodate
>her needs on the Linux machines.
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