Mouse Trail

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by JinTrigger, May 30, 2010.

  1. JinTrigger
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    JinTrigger Asentrix Studios

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    So I just changed my mouse settings cause I like the mouse trail...It's cool, but is there any purpose for it. Just thought I ask.
     
  2. gameboy13

    gameboy13 Orange and fluffy since 1995.

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    The Fur Side.
    There is absolutely NO purpose for it except for looks.
     
  3. JinTrigger
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    JinTrigger Asentrix Studios

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    LMAO!!! Ok just checking
     
  4. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    Yeah, only cosmetic. [​IMG]

    I don't have it enabled now, but I used to on some computers.
     
  5. Urza

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    It's an accessibility feature for those with not so great vision.

    Increases the visibility of that little bugger ten fold.
     
  6. JinTrigger
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    I guess it can increase visibility....


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  7. BiscuitBee

    BiscuitBee Semi-Resident Cookie-Bug

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    I always understood it was to increase visibility on older laptops with horrible LCD screens (which were the 'best' at the time, of course).
     
  8. Originality

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    As mentioned, it improves visibility. Originally it was designed for computers (not just laptops) with crappy screens/refresh rates, since fast moving mouse pointers can be hard to see when the screen is dark/flickering/slow at refreshing (often all related). The other aspect is that some people have bad visual acuity and find it harder to see/track fast moving objects like a mouse pointer. Trailing the mouse makes it much easier to see, even on crappy screens, even if your eyes aren't the sharpest.