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5th March 2012, 11:08 AM |#1  
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I connected a bluetooth mouse I had lying around hoping it would allow me to use the browser like a desktop browser with support for things like popups that occur when hovering the cursor over a link/picture, dragging flash or other controls, drag-select text.

None of these things worked. The cursor appears and I can move, tap, drag and use the scroll wheel. But it basically behaves as a surrogate of my finger. All the web controls that would require a mouse on a desktop and that don't work with my finger, don't work any better with the cursor.

Is this the expected behaviour? I tried the stock browser, Dolphin and Firefox. They were all the same.

Is there any advantage to using a bluetooth mouse? The only things I can see are less fingerprints on the screen a better precision for positioning the text cursor. But my capacitive stylus covers those just as well.

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5th March 2012, 03:20 PM |#2  
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Tried it on Chrome? Depends with FW are you on, and kernel.
5th March 2012, 03:25 PM |#3  
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Tried it on Chrome? Depends with FW are you on, and kernel.

Does it work properly on Chrome? From what I understand Chrome requires ICS and while I played with it briefly it seemed like it still needed work on stability and I use the camera for Evernote. But I'd be happy if ICS supports proper mouse integration.

I'm using Task 14 with Pershoot's kernal.

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5th March 2012, 04:26 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by tmagritte

I connected a bluetooth mouse I had lying around hoping it would allow me to use the browser like a desktop browser with support for things like popups that occur when hovering the cursor over a link/picture, dragging flash or other controls, drag-select text.

None of these things worked. The cursor appears and I can move, tap, drag and use the scroll wheel. But it basically behaves as a surrogate of my finger. All the web controls that would require a mouse on a desktop and that don't work with my finger, don't work any better with the cursor.

Is this the expected behaviour? I tried the stock browser, Dolphin and Firefox. They were all the same.

Is there any advantage to using a bluetooth mouse? The only things I can see are less fingerprints on the screen a better precision for positioning the text cursor. But my capacitive stylus covers those just as well.

Thanks.

With what you are using, I believe you are getting the expected behavior. "an extension of your finger"

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6th March 2012, 07:05 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by tmagritte

Does it work properly on Chrome? From what I understand Chrome requires ICS and while I played with it briefly it seemed like it still needed work on stability and I use the camera for Evernote. But I'd be happy if ICS supports proper mouse integration.

I'm using Task 14 with Pershoot's kernal.

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Not entirely sure since I don't have a BTooth mouse but will test it for you sometime this week.
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