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  1. If you pin the configuration software to the task bar in one of the first 10 positions you can also launch it with the shortcut "WIN key + Number key" (not numpad). For example in the image below it's in the 4th position on the task-bar (not counting the Start button). So "WIN + 4" will open the config window (if it is not already open).
  2. I had a quick look at how easy the minimum window width would be to adjust. For simple mode it would be trivial and didn't seem to break anything, but Expert Mode is more difficult. Since there are a lot more UI elements things get very cramped if you reduce the width by even the couple hundred pixels. So expert mode would probably require more design work and testing than we can justify, unless this effects more users than I expect. Admittedly I also use a 1080p width monitor in portrait as a secondary display at work. But I always keep the Control Panel on my main display so hadn't seen this as an issue until you mentioned it.
  3. Those permissions can be a pain to deal with, and we will be looking into ways to get around this issue. Likely by providing a list of installed or running apps to select from instead of browsing for an exe. But for now a last resort way to link an app that wont work via normal means is to do it manually with a text editor. To do this first link your profile to any other exe, then export it to a file. Next open the exported .spcf file in a text editor and search for the name of the file you linked. You'll find something that looks like the following: "Applications": [ { "Name": "VALORANT", "Path": "VALORANT-Win64-Shipping.exe" } ], Simply modify the Path to the exe you want to activate the profile, set the Name to whatever you want it to show as, then save the modified spcf file. Before importing it back into the driver I recommend you also do a full export of all of your profiles. Just in case there is a problem with the import.
  4. @untag I'm not sure I understand. What were you hoping/expecting to happen when you quickly taped the button?
  5. @untag Thanks for the report and the feedback. It looks like the wait duration was setup to always display as milliseconds on this screen, while the unit shown is always 's'. I've adjusted this now so it should only use milliseconds when appropriate and display the correct unit either way. This will be included in the next update. I agree that the tilt icons could do with some revising, so will pass this feedback on to our designer. In most cases even when there are multiple exe's you should only need to link one. But we plan to revise the system for linking apps to profiles so browsing for exe's generally wont be required at all. Which should bypass this issue either way.
  6. There is a known issue with the RGB drop down right. If you have moved the Control Panels window significantly since it was launched this drop down may appear in the wrong position or not at all. You should be able to access it again by moving the window approximately back to where it first opened. Or just exit and re-open the Control Panel. The old "Swiftpoint Driver" software wont be getting any further feature updates. Other than a few quirks with the new software, it should now be redundant. So all efforts will be focused on improving the X1 Control Panel. It is possible to go back to using the old software, but it would just require a firmware downgrade. So we don't recommend swapping back and forth too much if you can avoid it. Both versions can be prevented from launching on startup via the 'Startup' tab in Task manager. This isn't something we generally expect people to want/need to do, so we're not currently planning to have an in-app option for this. Like the Swiftpoint Driver, the X1 Control Panel should start minimized on boot provided no software updates are available, and the into prompt is disabled. For now custom actions are not saved to the action library. But that is the intention in the longer term. The whole profile inheritance system is one of the Z's more advanced features which can trip people up. So for now everything relating to it is tucked away in expert-mode. Like some of the other advanced functionality we hope to bring it into simple mode further down the track. But in a way that doesn't introduce too much complexity too soon to new users. The options to 'merge' or 'clear current and import' are currently only provided if you are importing all profiles from an exported file. This should be the same logic as the old software, but there are some issues with how this is currently working. So this system will be re-worked in a future update.
  7. @Demonspawn Thanks for pointing this out. I've updated the general support page to clarify that the Z driver link is actually the new X1 software for both Z and Tracer.
  8. Over the next few months we will be transitioning the Swiftpoint Community from this forum to our Help Desk's community forum. There will be some trade-offs to this change, but overall we believe it will be a significant improvement. The primary benefit of switching to our Help Desk is its integration with our support and project management systems. Which will allow us to better manage feedback and resolve issues reported by the community. It also includes voting systems for both issue reports and feature suggestions which we encourage you to use. As this will help us prioritize fixes and improvements. This forum will remain up for the time being. But as we progress with the migration new user registrations will be locked, and it will be put into an archive state before eventually being shut down. If you don't already have an account at our Help Desk you can create one here.
  9. @phntmAI Thanks for the report. There's definitely something funny going on with the "scroll down" output so we'll look into this. For now its seems like you can work around this issue by first creating the scroll output as "scroll up", saving it, then changing it to "scroll down" and saving again. I'm in the process of moving all support related activity to our Help Desk, which better ties into our other support systems. So creating a topic or ticket there will be the best place to report issues going forward.
  10. It's not possible to access additional axes by modifying config files, as these are fixed in firmware. However, if you are a developer it's possible to access the raw analog outputs from the Z. If you link those up to your own virtual joystick you could add as many axes as you like. The details on how to access the raw sensor outputs can be found in this thread.
  11. Strange, it should still be working. If you go to the "Game Controllers" dialog, does it still list the Swiftpoint Z? (search game controllers in the start menu to find this dialog) If your Z is still listed you may have disabled the wrong "HID-compliant game controller" in device manager. So try disabling them one by one until the Z disappears from your Game Controller list.
  12. @SmokinX We've discussed adding this feature to the Zs software internally; and its likely this will happen eventually. But we don't have it locked in to be worked on yet. The software for our Pen-grip range is built on a completely different framework. So while we''ll be able to reuse parts of the work we've already done, it wont be completely trivial to transfer across.
  13. @bearshark@Eli_Beeblebrox This one has come up a few times so we have an article in our Knowledge base about it. Here on the forum though I think this specific issue and workaround were first brought up here.
  14. @jellyfish I don't have Flight Sim myself to test this, But once you have a profile setup on your Z with all of the joystick outputs you want to use the setup in Flight sim should be the same as for any other joystick. (If you don't want to setup your own profile the default "Gaming Analog" profile should give you a good starting point). So you should just need to go into Flight Sims keybind menu to map the buttons and axis you want to use. You can find a video of someone going through the process with another joystick here which might help.
  15. @Zentipede We've been getting this question a lot recently. We're not working on it yet , but a wireless version is something we investigated while developing the original Z. Unfortunately it wasn't feasible at the time, but we hope to revisit the idea in the future.
  16. By default the Z's 5 "standard" mouse buttons are set as mouse buttons 1-5 like any normal 5 button mouse; but all of the extra buttons use keyboard keys or joystick buttons. With the Z's configuration software it is possible to set the Z's extra buttons to act as Mouse button 6-16. We do not use these by default however as almost no games/applications support them. I have not tested Minecraft myself but in the majority of games and applications mouse buttons 6-16 will not be recognized at all. So for compatibility reasons it is almost always necessary to set your mouse buttons to act as keyboard keys or joystick buttons instead.
  17. @Zeanon We do still have some stock available of the folding mouse mats. Once these run out though its likely we will not produce anymore; as was the case with the cable cube. Unfortunately the demand just isn't high enough to to make it cost effective to produce more.
  18. @pocat I'm trying to get everything organized to push out a beta soon. If things go well it could be this week, but if not then sometime this month at the latest. The new software is built on the code-base from the macOS version of our current software. So still has its full compatibility with the current spcf format.
  19. @Windwhisper- The main reason for the reduced update frequency over the past year is that we've been working on the larger scale update that will release alongside Tracer. So once that is released we will continue with smaller incremental updates at a higher frequency.
  20. @Valeri Thanks for the feedback. This is one of our main problems, we're just a small company so unfortunately have a matching marketing budget. Both markets are definitely important for our pen-grip range. But we will soon be releasing another model in the range (PenPoint) which will focus more on the ergonomic benefits rather than Travel, iPad support, presentations etc. The intention is for the majority of scrolling to be performed via tilt gestures. As you mentioned in your other point there is a learning curve to using these. But once you're comfortable with tilt scrolling it is much for efficient than any scroll-wheel for moving through documents or web-pages. So the scroll-wheels firm notches are intended for small precise scroll movement where tilt gestures might not be as suitable. This is an interesting one, as I haven't really heard that mentioned before with our pen-grip mice. Since they are so light and have such a small contact area the friction on the skates should be minimal. But this will vary based on mousing surface and how much weight you apply to the mouse while it's in use. I can't make any recommendations for replacements as this hasn't come up before. Having a thicker pad in the center of the mouse might work, but that could also effect the stability of the mouse. The standard skates can be removed though, which might give you more options for how you place the teflon pad. If you pop the skates off the bottom of the mouse it can be disassembled without too much difficulty. Changing the feel of the scroll-wheel though would require replacing its encoder, which would not be simple process.
  21. @Zeanon I keep a small stock of replacements skates and feet so I can provide them on request. But we could only really look at creating a set for sale if the demand increased drastically. There is a third-party company (corepad.de) that seems to produce PTFE skates for the Z. I haven't tested them and they have no affiliation with us, but they might be worth a look if you need replacements.
  22. Bryce

    no PIVOT

    @Labuelo Pivot is still available as an input, you just need to add it manually as covered here in the Swiftpoint Driver Overview. You can also see and example of a pivot setup on the right trigger in the default "Gaming Analog" profile.
  23. The main goal was to simplify things for new users who were overwhelmed by the Zs current interface. So to keep things simple much of the Z's advanced functionality is not included in the new interface. Instead it is available to Z users in "Expert Mode" which can be accessed via a button in the new interface; and will be very familiar to you. Auto profile switching is definitely more valuable for productivity than gaming. But since Tracer is squarely aimed at gaming we chose to focus on that aspect of it in the campaign. We will have more productivity focused things coming after Tracer. I should also mention that auto switching is already available in the current Z software. We've just expanded it for Tracer to also be able to detect if supported games are installed, and automatically add a pre-linked profile. To link a profile to an app in the current software just go to the "Profile" settings screen and click "+Add" on the far right; as shown below.
  24. Right now mouse movement gestures are only available to the Z in the new software. In the Zs "Expert Mode" names can be assigned to any mapping so profiles are always easy to understand in the new interface.
  25. @rwong In the current software it isn't possible to remove the remove left click from the left mouse button directly. But this will be possible in the updated software we will be launching in the next few months. In the meantime importing the profile below will allow you to modify the left mouse buttons outputs.
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