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  1. What are the starter mappings, and what do they do? When you install the driver we load up some mappings to help get you started and show a few examples of how The Z can be configured. You can use these mappings and customize them, or delete them altogether - they can always be imported again from your / Documents / Swiftpoint Settings folder. Global Defaults Mappings defined in the ‘Global Defaults’ will carry through to all profiles unless they are specifically overridden. Configure Mode Lift the mouse and look at the OLED screen (tilting the mouse past 25 degrees to the right) – this automatically changes to ‘config mode’ When in configure mode (tilted): Scroll Up & Down to decrease / increase DPI Click the Front Edge Buttons to cycle through profiles Pull the Left Trigger Button to cycle through OLED displays Pulling the right trigger (with the mouse flat), reset / zeroes the Tilt and Pivot Angles Desktop Profile This is set up as the Default Active Profile loaded on The Z Push Left Trigger to switch between two open applications Push Left Trigger and move the mouse to select any open application Push Right Trigger to switch Next Tab in a browser Push Right Trigger and move The Z left and right to navigate the Browser Tabs Click the Left Fingertip Button to select multiple items (performs a <CTRL> + Left Click) Deep Click (push harder) Left Fingertip to close the current tabe (<CTRL> + <F4>) Gaming Profiles We have included gaming profiles that map most of The Z functions to joystick buttons (including tilts and deep clicks). There are two gaming profiles, Gaming Gestures and Gaming Analog. Gaming Gestures maps joystick buttons to all buttons deep clicks and tilt gestures. Gaming Analog is the same as the Gestures Profile except that it maps tilting to joystick analog movement, which is ideal when using the flight extender accessory in a driving or flying in a game. We've set up the right trigger button to reset the tilt and pivot angles - holding down right trigger while pivoting left and right will output joystick rotate (yaw). If you wanted to make some changes to a gaming profile that are specific to a game, then an easy way to do this would be to set up a sub-profile under one of these gaming profiles, with the name of the game, and just create the mappings that you want to override. Taking a close look at the starter mappings in the Driver, is a great way to see some of the configuration capabilities , and will be a great learning tool, when it comes to creating your own mappings. Force percentages differ on the left and right buttons, or don’t go to 100%? The force sensors are designed to work at full sensitivity in the center of the buttons, so clicking on the edges means it may not register a full force. The Z's are calibrated at the factory so that the readings are the same on both the left and right side, but we've heard from a few users that, by the time the mouse reaches them (after travelling with vibration and low temperatures in an aircraft hull), the calibration can change and the percentage values can read differently on each side. This isn’t a problem, however, as you can set a threshold percentage that gives you the right feel for a 'deep click', independently on each button. We’d like the percentages shown to be similar on both sides when the same force is applied (even if the calibration changes), so we are developing an 'auto calibration' process in the firmware, that will re-calibrate when the mouse is turned on and show more user-friendly / matching percentages. Pushing the scroll wheel to the right activates a button, but to the left does not. This behavior from the Z's scroll wheel is normal and is just due to the scroll-wheels pressure sensor being on its right side. Which means if you push the scroll wheel to the right it will still actuate the middle mouse button, while pushing it to the left will lift the scroll wheel from the sensor. Can I use the Z with my USB Hub? When possible it is recommend to connect your Z directly to your computers USB ports. But if a USB hub is required it is recommended that you use a powered hub. I can't change profiles using config mode? You may be stuck on the "Global Defaults" Profile. Simply set one of the other profiles to active in the driver and you will be able to cycle through them again. Mouse button outputs 6-16 are not working? While mouse buttons 6-16 are technically "standard" mouse outputs, unfortunately they are not very widely supported by applications; since so few mice actually use these outputs. We have made them available as they are still useful in application that do support them. If you are setting up a general profile for your Z we would instead recommend mapping keyboard keys to your extra mouse buttons, as they will be recognized by practically any application. Joystick functions work in game ‘A’, but not in game ‘B’? When you plug in The Z Mouse, the PC automatically recognizes it as an analog controller, meaning any game that has an analog joystick support will interpret The Z’s pitch, roll and yaw as an analog joystick movement. If your joystick mappings are not being recognized in a particular game, it's likely that the game has XBox controller (Xinput) support, and does not support a standard analog joystick (DirectInput). We will be adding Xinput support in the future, but, but for now you still have a couple of options for working around this. In most cases the easiest way would be to assign your Zs buttons to keyboard commands rather than joystick. Where that is not an option, (e.g if you need analog outputs) you can use a tool to map the Zs "DirectInput" outputs to "XInput" inputs. Further details on how to do this can be found in our guide here. Z's joystick capabilities are interfering with my other Joystick; or adversely effecting controls in specific games. The Z's joystick functions can be disabled temporarily within Device Manager. Which can be accessed via control panel, or by right clicking the Start Menu. Within device manager expand the "Human Interface Devices" section, then find the "HID-compliant game controller". Right click it and select "Disable Device". This will prevent any of your games from recognizing the Z as a joystick until you re-enable this device in Device Manager. Alternately if you are not on Windows, or have your settings saved to flash memory. You can disable the Z's joystick output by unplugging your Z then holding down the "Top Thumb Button" and "Left Trigger Push" while you plug it back in. Just note that this will prevent the driver from detecting your Z until it is unplugged again. Can I prevent the driver from launching on startup? In Windows 10 this can be done from the Task Manager. Which can be opened with "Ctrl + Shift + Esc" or right clicking the taskbar. In the task manager window just select the Startup tab, then find the Swiftpoint Driver in the list and click Disable. Can I use my custom profiles without the driver (Linux, Mac, PS4, XBOX etc.)? All of the settings you can customize in the driver can be saved to the Z's flash memory so they can be used on systems without access to the driver. This option can be found in the drop-down menu at the top left of the driver window. Listed as "Save Mappings to Permanent Flash Memory in Mouse". "Something went wrong" error during firmware update. If you encounter this error consistently, or have trouble with your Z after it occurs please contact us here so we can get this resolved for you. My character is sometimes shooting constantly without my input in Battlefield 4/Hardline? This behavior can be corrected by removing the joystick "Trigger 2" key-bind from Fire under the on foot category in Battlefield. Mappings that toggle a button press on and off are not working? To prevent buttons from accidentally being stuck down if you forget to add a Release output to correspond to each Press. The Z's firmware has a fail-safe which releases all buttons if the Z is not currently processing any user input. So a press command will automatically release if the Z is not tilted, no buttons are physically held down, or no macros are running. If you want to allow toggle functions you can effectively disable this fail-safe by creating a loop of wait commands that triggers on profile switch as shown below. I frequently need to reset my Zs tilt angles for my tilt outputs to work correctly. This behavior from your tilt inputs may be caused by the auto-calibration system the Z is currently using. This system is intended to ensure the Zs tilt levels do not drift over time, but there are certain use cases where it can make matters worse. So we are looking at making adjustments to the calibration system to correct this. In the meantime though there is a workaround to disable the auto calibration entirely. Which should result in more consistent performance for anyone who is currently needing to reset their tilt angles frequently. The auto-calibration system works by re-zeroing tilt angles if the Z is at a consistent tilt level close to zero while the mouse is moving. So to disable it you can intentionally mis-calibrate one axis to prevent the Z from ever auto calibrating the other. This works because the tilt angles will never be close enough to zero for the auto-calibration to kick in. The steps to do this are as follows. Ensure you have a reset tilt angles mapping on your Z. By default this will be set to right trigger pull. Set your OLED display to Tilt Angles, either with the driver or by tilting the Z into config mode then pulling the left trigger. Put your Z flat on your mouse mat and reset your tilt angles to ensure the "R" value on the OLED screen is correctly showing zero. Now lean your Z forward, keeping the "R" value at zero, but reducing the "P" value into negatives. The easiest way to do this is to leave the front of your Z on the mouse mat and lift it up slightly from the back When your Z is in a position such that "R" is zero and "P" is close to negative two, reset tilt angles again. Now put your Z back down flat on the mouse pad and check that "R" is still correctly at zero, while "P" close to two . If it's not go back to step three and try again. We plan to rework the auto-calibration system, and also give the option to disable it within the driver so these steps are not necessary. The OLED screen on my Z is no longer working. Please try performing a reset of your Z with the steps below and confirm if there is any response from the screen. Unplug your Z. Hold down the main left and right mouse buttons. Plug your Z back in while continuing to hold both mouse buttons. A countdown should be displayed on the OLED screen along with the logo backlight flashing red and the mouse vibrating. The Z is outputting the incorrect keyboard keys. This issue is due to the fact that the Z operates as a US QWERTY device, and windows does not support multiple devices with different keyboard layouts correctly. So if you are using a non US QWERTY keyboard, some of the Z's outputs will be modified by windows to match your keyboard layout. Hopefully we can add other keyboard layout options for the Z in a firmware or driver update. But for now the only solution is to keep the conversion in mind when you are setting up your mappings. So when you want to send a key that has a different position on a QWERTY keyboard, look at the position of the key you want to output on your keyboard, then output the QWERTY key in this position instead (adding a Shift Modifier when required). When windows receives this key it will then translate it back into the key you wanted.
  2. When you install the driver we load up some mappings to help get you started and show a few examples of how The Z can be configured. You can use these mappings and customize them, or delete them altogether - they can always be imported again from your /Documents/Swiftpoint Settings folder. Global Defaults Mappings defined in the ‘Global Defaults’ will carry through to all profiles unless they are specifically overridden. Configure Mode Lift the mouse and look at the OLED screen (tilting the mouse past 25 degrees to the right) – this automatically changes to ‘config mode’ When in configure mode (tilted): Scroll Up & Down to decrease / increase DPI Click the Front Edge Buttons to cycle through profiles Pull the Left Trigger Button to cycle through OLED displays Pulling the right trigger (with the mouse flat), reset / zeroes the Tilt and Pivot Angles Desktop Profile This is set up as the Default Active Profile loaded on The Z Push Left Trigger to switch between two open applications Push Left Trigger and move the mouse to select any open application Push Right Trigger to switch Next Tab in a browser Push Right Trigger and move The Z left and right to navigate the Browser Tabs Click the Left Fingertip Button to select multiple items (performs a <CTRL> + Left Click) Deep Click (push harder) Left Fingertip to close the current tab (<CTRL> + <F4>) Gaming Profiles We have included gaming profiles that map most of The Z functions to joystick buttons (including tilts and deep clicks). There are two gaming profiles, Gaming Gestures and Gaming Analog. Gaming Gestures maps joystick buttons to all buttons deep clicks and tilt gestures. Gaming Analog is the same as the Gestures Profile except that it maps tilting to joystick analog movement, which is ideal when using the flight extender accessory in a driving or flying in a game. We've set up the right trigger button to reset the tilt and pivot angles - holding down right trigger while pivoting left and right will output joystick rotate (yaw). If you wanted to make some changes to a gaming profile that are specific to a game, then an easy way to do this would be to set up a sub-profile under one of these gaming profiles, with the name of the game, and just create the mappings that you want to override. Taking a close look at the starter mappings in the Driver, is a great way to see some of the configuration capabilities, and will be a great learning tool, when it comes to creating your own mappings.
  3. Bryce

    GT: FAQs

    Who is the Swiftpoint GT for? The Swiftpoint GT will make everyday life easier for most computer users and is an ideal device for people who: Use touch-optimized operating systems Do a lot of vertical or horizontal scrolling when reading documents or browsing the web Use productivity applications, including Microsoft Office, where they often switch between using the mouse and the keyboard, and between scrolling and precise positioning of the cursor Find touching the screen inconvenient or impractical, for example with a large monitor on a desk at some distance from the user Are concerned about their health and how using a mouse may affect it Travel a lot, find using touchpads difficult and need a mouse that can be used on the go Use a combination of Windows, Mac and Android devices and want to use the same mouse with all of them Use an iPad to remotely connect to their PC while traveling. What proof do you have that the GT provides ergonomic benefits? The best proof we have currently is an ever-increasing number of unsolicited, end-user testimonials telling us that the GT eliminates chronic wrist strain, relieves shoulder, arm and knuckle pain, facilitates mouse use for an essential tremor sufferer, mitigates a need to stretch with a traditional mouse claw-grip, reduces muscle strain, encourages a natural and neutral hand position and, our favourite, it’s been life-changing. As the GT is the only mouse out there with a pen-like grip, there’s been little, if any, scientific or academic comparative evaluation of the GT and larger claw-grip mice. We’ve commissioned a White Paper to consider those differences. It’s quite technical, so we’ve summarised the highlights. A copy of the White Paper and our summary can be found here. As much as we’d like to (although hopefully one day we can), we make no current claim or representation that use of the Swiftpoint GT Ergonomic Mouse will prevent, cure or mitigate a medical condition, disease, pain or discomfort for everyone. Despite that, it does indeed appear, from our unsolicited and subjective user testimonials at least, to continue to be very beneficial for many more than just a few. The White Paper also uncovers evidence that the GT’s unique pen-like grip offers potential to prevent and manage discomfort associated with mouse overuse. What difficulties should I anticipate in making the transition from the traditional mouse claw-grip to the GT’s pen-like grip? You’ll likely have ingrained habits and behaviours from using a larger and more traditional claw-grip mouse for many years. And as we all know, old habits die hard. Yes, the GT will certainly feel different from what you’re used to. Why? Quite simply because it is very different! So please don’t expect to adapt to the new grip and GT functionality immediately. To get the very best outcome, we invite and encourage you to persevere with the GT for at least a couple of weeks. If you do, we believe any niggles you may experience will soon disappear as you make those positive changes to historical behaviour. You’ll find the more you use it, the more you'll love it and that, before too long, your GT will become your mouse of first choice! What is so special about the CES Innovation awards received by Swiftpoint? The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of the International CES, one of the largest technology trade shows in the world. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by preeminent panels of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across a number of product categories. Every category has its own judging panel. Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace and unique/novel features present. Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market. There are two levels of Innovation Awards winners. The first level is Honoree, and only a fraction of the products entered achieve this title. The second – highest- level, Best of Innovation, is a more exclusive award that is given to only one highest-rated product in a category. We are incredibly excited that two independent judging panels gave Swiftpoint GT the Best of Innovation Award in the Computer Peripherals category and an Honoree Award in the Computer Accessories category. To put things into perspective, both categories attract entries from some of the best technology companies in the world including Sony, Philips, LG, Asus, Logitech, Dell and Samsung - the last year's Computer Peripherals category top winner. What does "truly natural touch gestures" actually mean? Some other computer mice enable touch gestures by adding a touchpad on top of a traditional mouse. You have to move your finger over the surface of such mouse to do a touch gesture, while trying to prevent the mouse itself from moving. It’s not fun. With Swiftpoint GT you do touch gestures with a natural movement of your finger and wrist, and without trying to prevent the mouse from moving. It’s a totally different, better feeling, like what you experience using your hand with a touch screen. How does the Swiftpoint GT actually improve productivity? We do thousands of hand, eye and head movements a day working on a computer, especially in applications like Microsoft Word and Excel and other office and content editing applications. Without realizing it, we spend a lot of time and physical energy on mundane things like scrolling, clicking, button pressing, cursor dragging, switching between using the keyboard and the mouse. Swiftpoint GT dramatically reduces the number of such actions and allows you to work faster and easier. For example, with GT you can literally forget about scroll-bars. You can now use your hand to easily scroll up and down, and left and right, without having to look at a scroll-bar and click on it. You need to experience it to see how awesome it actually is! With GT you can also easily flick and pan straight to where you want to be in wide spreadsheet or a long document (for example, a Microsoft Word or PDF file). And easy switching between click and touch modes is a huge benefit for users who alternate frequently between scrolling and placing the cursor in a precise position. How does the Swiftpoint GT create touch effects on a non-touch monitor? A touch monitor provide an interface between us and the computer by analyzing finger movements on the screen. Swiftpoint GT provides the same interface through a combination of unique hardware and sophisticated software, by analyzing our hand movements in different modes, and makes touching the screen unnecessary. What is the warranty period of The GT? The GT comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. What operating systems is the Swiftpoint GT compatible with? You can use the Swiftpoint GT with a Windows, Mac, or Linux PC; as well as on Android and iOS* devices (iPad/iPhone). * iOS support is limited to the remote desktop applications below: Jump Desktop Splashtop Personal, Business & Enterprise. Remotix TeamViewer VMWare Horizon Client Parallels Client & Access Amazon Workspaces Mochasoft - Remote Desktop - RDP Sunlogin Northbridge NetConnect How do I use the Swiftpoint GT with my iPad? To use the GT on iPad with any of the supported apps listed above, all you need to do is pair the GT with your iPad over Bluetooth. The process to do this is as follows: Ensure that your USB receiver is NOT attached to your computer or device. If your GT is already paired to any other Bluetooth device nearby, please remove this pairing, or temporarily disable Bluetooth on the other device. Set the Swiftpoint GTs switch to the OFF position and ensure that Bluetooth is enabled in your iPads settings. Hold down the rear button on your Swiftpoint GT while you move the switch to the ON position. Approximately 5-10 seconds later the green LED will begin flashing quickly indicating pairing mode. Select your Swiftpoint GT in the Bluetooth menu on your iPad and pair the devices. Note: The GT will only maintain one Bluetooth pairing at a time. So if you pair your GT with another device over Bluetooth after pairing with your iPad, you will need perform these steps again. In this case also be sure to remove the old GT pairing on your iPad before creating the new one. I just updated to macOS 10.14 Mojave, and my GT is no longer working. Mojave introduced some new security features which can interfere with the Swiftpoint Manager and prevent the GT from working. Fortunately this can be corrected giving the Manager access to your Computer again in "System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility", as in the screenshot below. You can find further details on how to do this here. What is so special about the pen-like grip? It’s a unique ergonomic design that reduces the stress on your hand and arm commonly associated with prolonged use of computer mice. It’s especially attractive to people who are concerned about RSI, OOS, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and similar conditions. With other small mobile mice the user has to use a claw grip which often causes cramping in his or her hand. Is the Swiftpoint GT suitable for left-handed operation? Not easily. The GT design is optimized for right-hand use. Can the Swiftpoint GT be comfortably used by people with very large hands or very small hands? Yes. The size of your hand does not really matter. If you can hold a pen, you can use the GT! Is there a scroll-wheel? Yes, there is, on the right-hand side of the mouse. Generally, though, you will find that you don't need it because scrolling with Swiftpoint GT is much easier when you engage the stylus (an added bonus to that is that you don't even need to look at the scroll-bars doing that - saves time and reduces fatigue). Can I use the Swiftpoint GT on an airplane? Airlines' policies on the onboard use of wireless computer peripherals differs widely and not all airlines specifically prohibit the use of such devices. Some airlines may prohibit using such devices during ascent and descent. If in doubt, check with the airline prior to using your mouse. How long does the battery charge last? When fully charged, the battery will last between 2-4 weeks with normal use. When the battery power is low the battery status LED will flash every 5 seconds. If your battery does run out, simply dock the mouse on the USB and charge for 30 seconds and this will give you another hours usage. During this charge, the battery status LED will flash rapidly. Why do I need the Palm Rest? The palm rest is an optional accessory that allows you to use your laptop on an angle. When the mouse is positioned on the parking space, it will magnetically attach to the film and not slide off. Will the Swiftpoint GT magnet (or parking space on the Palm Rest) damage my hard-drive? There is a low power magnet in the device that allows it to dock on to a (non-magnetic) metal plate in the Parking Accessory. This Magnet has a force of 800 Gauss at the surface, and today's Western Digital Hard Drives have a coerctivity level (magnetic sensitivity) of around 5000, meaning there is no risk. See more info at "Busting the biggest PC myths". Can I use the Swiftpoint GT with my desktop? Yes, you can. the Swiftpoint GT can be used with any device that you use a mouse with. It can operate on a desk, table or whatever mousing surface you usually use. Is there a third (middle) button? There is no third button but you can do a third button click by pressing the left button and then, without releasing it, pressing the right button. Note: Swiftpoint GT has a front button equivalent to the left button on a traditional mouse and a rear button equivalent to the right button. You can see how easy it is to use it in the videos. You can also configure the stylus for middle button click. How often does the GT need to be charged and how long does it take. The internal rechargeable battery offers 2 weeks of use on a single 60 minute charge from USB. And the unique RapidCharge technology will give you an hour of use with just a 30 second charge, which can be handy if you have accidentally drained the battery. Why is a USB dongle needed if GT works via Bluetooth 4. First of all, if your device does not have Bluetooth 4, you can connect GT using the wireless USB dongle. And If you are using the GT via a Bluetooth connection, you still need the USB dongle as a charger for your GT. You can use the GT with a Bluetooth device that does not even have a USB port and charge it using a USB port available on any other device. Why is the Swiftpoint GT only for right-handed use? We decided to concentrate our efforts on bringing a right-handed Swiftpoint GTto the market as research showed us that a majority of left-handed people use a mouse in their right-hand. However, should demand be great enough for a left-handed mouse, it is certainly something we will consider for the future. Is the mouse OFF when it is docked for charging? The mouse will be off only when the switch is in the OFF position, even if it is docked. You can dock the mouse whether it is in the ON or OFF position (though I would recommend having it OFF as to not accidentally click while travelling/not in use). It can be docked and charged at any point regardless of its current level of charge. What can I do if the battery goes flat? You can either use the RapidCharge function and charge your mouse for 30 seconds and get another hours usage, or do a full charge for 90 minutes to get 2-4 weeks usage. Can I use the Swiftpoint GT through a USB hub? Yes. Your Swiftpoint GT will work with the USB Charger / Receiver plugged into a USB hub. Charging times may be longer depending on how many devices you have operating on the USB hub and whether the hub is powered via an AC power socket.
  4. Why do I need the Parking Accessory? The parking accessory is an optional accessory that allows you to use your laptop on an angle. When the mouse is positioned on the parking space, it will magnetically attach to the film and not slide off. It also helps you to position your mouse between your hands, so that you can type without any obstruction. You may need to use the parking accessory if you have a laptop with a highly reflective palmrest as it will allow the mouse to work more efficiently. Can I take the parking accessory off my laptop and reapply it again? Yes, you can. The parking accessory has an adhesive backing that will not leave any residue on your laptop. You can take it off and reapply it as required. Will the 300 Series Swiftpoint mouse magnet (or parking space on the Parking Accessory) damage my hard-drive? There is a low power magnet in the device that allows it to dock on to a (non-magnetic) metal plate in the Parking Accessory. This Magnet has a force of 800 Gauss at the surface, and today's Western Digital Hard Drives have a coerctivity level (magnetic sensitivity) of around 5000, meaning there is no risk. See more info at "Busting the biggest PC myths". Can I use the 300 Series Swiftpoint mouse with my desktop? Yes, you can. the Swiftpoint mouse can be used with any device that you use a mouse with. It can operate on a desk, table or whatever mousing surface you usually use. Can I use the 300 Series Swiftpoint mouse with a Mac or Linux? Yes, you can use a Swiftpoint mouse with a Mac or PC or Linux. On a Mac, how do I configure the right click button to do a special command or action? We suggest that you download and install the excellent (Mac Only), USB Overdrive software to configure the Swiftpoint Mouse buttons to do any special command you need, either in a specific program or system wide. Can I use the 300 Series Swiftpoint Mouse on an airplane? Airlines' policies on the onboard use of wireless computer peripherals differs widely and not all airlines specifically prohibit the use of such devices. Some airlines may prohibit using such devices during ascent and descent. If in doubt, check with the airline prior to using your mouse. How long does the battery charge last? When fully charged, the battery will last between 2-4 weeks with normal use. When the battery power is low the battery status LED will flash every 5 seconds. If your battery does run out, simply dock the mouse on the USB and charge for 30 seconds and this will give you another hours usage. During this charge, the battery status LED will flash rapidly. What can I do if the battery goes flat? You can either use the RapidCharge function and charge your mouse for 30 seconds and get another hours usage, or do a full charge for 90 minutes to get 2-4 weeks usage. Will the mouse drain my battery while it is in sleep mode? No. Unlike other mice, the Swiftpoint mouse will only use battery power whilst it is activated so when your laptop is in sleep mode and your mouse is inactive, it will not drain the battery. Can I use the 300 Series Swifpoint Mouse through a USB hub? Yes. Your 300 Series Swiftpoint Mouse will work with the USB Charger / Receiver plugged into a USB hub. Charging times may be longer depending on how many devices you have operating on the USB hub and whether the hub is powered via an AC power socket. Why does my mouse show in Windows 7 Device Manager as a keyboard image? Our mouse does keyboard functions (during SlideScroll) and mouse functions. Windows 7 automatically gives the keyboard functions priority and shows this Icon. How can I change the angle my mouse works on to make it more comfortable? As you can use your 300 Series Swiftpoint mouse in many different environments, you may find you want to hold your mouse at different angles. To ensure your pointer continues to move in the direction you expect, you can change the angle that your mouse regards as 'up'. Follow these steps to change your 'up' direction: Hold the mouse at a comfortable angle. Press and hold down both mouse buttons. After 2 seconds the mouse pointer will position itself at the bottom of the screen and move upwards. Release the buttons and move the mouse pointer in a straight line upward until the pointer moves in a small circle. The new up direction will now be set. What is SmartTouch and how does it work? The SmartTouch sensor ensures the mouse pointer stops moving when your finger is not detected on the finger grip. When you type, it is best to move the mouse to a position between your hands, but doing this will also move the pointer across your screen. When SmartTouch is on, you can move your mouse without any pointer movement by lifting your middle finger and then moving the mouse with your thumb. SmartTouch will be set to off by default. To activate it: Press and hold down both mouse buttons. After 2 seconds, the status LED will glow. Release the buttons and when the status LED turns off, roll the scroll wheel. The status LED will flash once indicating SmartTouch is now on. You can switch SmartTouch off again by repeating the steps above.
  5. If you wish to create a mapping that will launch a specific application upon pressing a button, this is not currently natively supported in the Driver. But there are a few ways you can achieve this using keyboard commands. For example the first 10 apps on your taskbar can be opened with the Windows key + the number key relative to it's position on the taskbar. So using the setup in the image below pushing the right trigger would open windows explorer. You could also add a shift modifier so it always opens a new explorer window rather than merely selecting one that is already open. This of course has some pretty major limitations, so a more flexible, but slightly more complicated method, would be to assign keyboard shortcuts to specific programs within Windows. Then mapping these shortcuts to buttons on your Z. To do this you first need to create a normal windows shortcut for the application you want to launch from your Z. You then go to the properties of that shortcut. You will see there is a "Shortcut key" field where you can create a key combination which will launch that shortcut. So in the below example pressing "Ctrl + Shift + E" will launch Excel. Once you have this setup of course you then just need to create this keyboard combination on your Z as shown below.
  6. The Z's config mode is created entirely with the customization options provided by the Swiftpoint Driver. This means it is completely user configurable, allowing you to change how it is activated, and which functions it gives you access to. Config modes settings are all contained in the Global Defaults profile. So that they are inherited by all other profiles unless intentionally overridden. Specifically they can be found in the "Tilt left / right" section under "Tilt Right 25°". Basically all config mode is, is a set of input combinations using "Tilt Right 25°" as the parent input, then assigning useful settings to the other mouse buttons beneath it. As a simple example of adding to config mode, you may find it useful to be able to move between sub and parent profiles without opening the driver. So to add these two functions to the left and right mouse buttons while in config mode, just follow the steps below. Select the Global Defaults profile. View the "Tilt left / right" settings. Click the "+ADD" button that appears when you hover your cursor over "Tilt Right 25°" Add left and right mouse button inputs using the dialog box that appears. Add Parent and Sub profile switch functions to left and right mouse buttons.
  7. When you plug in The Z Mouse, the PC automatically recognizes it as an analog controller, meaning any game that has an analog joystick support can interpret The Z’s pitch, roll and yaw as an analog joystick movement. If your joystick mappings are not being recognized in a particular game, it's likely that the game has XBox controller (Xinput) support, and does not support a standard analog joystick (DirectInput). We will be adding Xinput support to the Z in the future, but for now you still have a couple of options for working around this. In most cases the easiest way would be to assign your Zs buttons to keyboard commands rather than joystick. Where that is not an option, (e.g if you need analog outputs) you can use a tool to map the Zs "DirectInput" outputs to "XInput" inputs, such as TocaEdit Xbox 360 Controller Emulator. For example to allow steering in an Xinput only game using the tilt function in the "Gaming Analog" profile you would need to do the following. Download the 64bit or 32bit version of TocaEdit to match the game you are planning to use it with. Ensure you have all the programs installed mentioned in TocaEdits system requirements. Put "x360ce_x32/64.exe" into the game directory with its executable, then run it. Create the "xinput1_3.dll" when prompted to do so. Cancel the search for settings, as non currently exist for the Z. Dismiss the error message about a misconfigured device. Hit the save button to the bottom right, then close and reopen TocaEdit. Set "Stick Axis X" to "Axis 1" as shown below then save again. You should notice that tilting your Z will move the green + on 360 controller image. Close TocaEdit before launching your game. You will never need to run it again unless you want to change its configuration. For flying you would just need to also add "Axis 2" or "IAxis2" to "Stick Axis Y", depending on if you would like the control to be inverted.
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  10. Here's the summary of what's new in the PC Driver Release September 22th, 2017 New Features New functionality that allows The Z to calibrate its tilt angles to your desk; improving the tilt functions stability. Added Japanese translation. Improvements and bug fixes Introduction video now displays correctly on initial launch. Fixed an issue caused by special characters in OLED display custom messages. Resolved problem with keyboard commands not working on Windows 7 if the Z was plugged in after the Swiftpoint Driver had already been launched. Resolved bug with mouse movement outputs which caused them to only trigger the first time they were used. Resolved an error which occurred when changing profile on a Z which is not connected to the driver. Deleting a profile without a Z connected no longer causes an error. Fixes to prevent the creation of invalid DPI level, and loop configurations. Resolved issue preventing the reordering of output actions on the profile settings page. Firmware Updates Lowered the force required to reach 100% deep click on middle mouse button. To reduce the risk of damaging the scroll mechanism. Resolved an issue on older motherboards where The Z would not connect correctly on boot, and needed to be unplugged then reconnected. Resolved a bug which caused the main mouse buttons, OLED and vibrations to stop functioning until The Z was unplugged and reconnected. Improved reproduction of fixed colors by the LED backlight. Further changes to resolve firmware update issues.
  11. Here's the summary of what's new in the PC Driver Release August 2nd, 2017 New Features You can now import and export individual profiles. Sharing mappings with other Z owners just got a whole lot easier! Added the option to bind left and right modifier keys separately. “Left Ctrl”, “Right Ctrl” etc. Profile settings (DPI, RGB, OLED etc.) are now optional which means you can have global default settings that carry through to all Profiles, while still having the option to override settings in individual profiles if you choose. The “+ADD output action” button is now positioned just below the last output in the list, it’s a small change, but really makes it a lot easier to add actions! You can now ‘right click’ on profile names to perform options such as renaming, deleting and creating sub-profiles. Numerous other general User Interface improvements. Improvements and bug fixes Resolved crash from deleting DPI level below the currently active level. Resolved problem entering decimal values due to regional settings where comma is used for decimal point. Unplugging the Z and plugging back in while the driver is running no longer causes the “Connect to Mouse” toggle to go out of sync. Resolved problem with UI not updating correctly after deleting a tilt mapping. Resolved problem where deep click functions set to 10% would only trigger once, then stop working. Many other performance stability improvements. Firmware Updates Updated firmware ‘de-bounce logic’, this will resolve the issue of ‘double clicks’ that a few users are experiencing. Update to resolve the issue of unexpected clicks when slamming / tapping the mouse on to a table. Changes to timing, and retry logic to help with firmware update issues.
  12. Here's the summary of what's new in the PC Driver Release 9th June 2017 Application Enhancements Changes to starter mappings (visit the Tech FAQ, to see what these do) Extended available function key bindings to F1- F24. Tilt inputs automatically map to the most likely axis when joystick output is selected Improved error reporting and logging. Pivot actions can now be mapped to an analog Joystick (check starter mappings on how) Starter mappings file re-created if accidentally deleted. Moved output action tips to ‘?’ icon. Analog range for deep clicks can now be bound to joystick and slider output. General UI improvements Fixed Issues Added a fix for the ‘something went wrong’ message some people are seeing when upgrading the Firmware (Note this will fix many occurrences of this error, but not all – we’ve added some more logging to this release to help identify the issue that is occurring for some users) Adding additional “Logo Backlight” action on profile swap no longer corrupts config. Volume up/down media controls no longer cause an invalid profile. Scroll outputs now function correctly when bound to inputs other than the scroll-wheel. Improved driver response to a lack of internet connection when launching or updating the driver/firmware. Upon profile deletion in the driver settings are saved to mouse to avoid inconsistencies. Such as mouse using a profile which does not exist in the driver.
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