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kozen
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎05-11-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9790

Re: Slow mouse in BB10 simulator on mac

I am pretty sure everyone else on Mac is experiencing this. Hence, I am hoping there will be a fixed VM available soon :smileyhappy:

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torpesco
Posts: 121
Registered: ‎01-29-2011
My Device: Z10, PlayBook

Re: Slow mouse in BB10 simulator on mac

...and still the same in Beta 3. I can see the difference due to screen scaling, but I have my MacBook Pro set so one quick swipe up across the touchpad moves the cursor the whole screen height (or two slow passes). In the simulator (full screen mode, scaled, portrait), a quick swipe up (bottom to top) moves the cursor 1/3 of the way across the screen vertically (only 1/4 if you include the "bezel"). Using the same speed that takes two passes to move 900px in OS X, it takes nine passes to move across the entire vertical resolution of the simulator.

Certainly doesn't help with avoiding RSI. It's really killing my wrist.

I see no setting for mouse acceleration in VMware Fusion 5. How about a special x86 simulator setting for it in BB10?
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ekke
Posts: 1,563
Registered: ‎04-08-2010
My Device: Z10 (red Limited Edition), Q10, Z30
My Carrier: Telekom.de, O2, Vodafone

Re: Slow mouse in BB10 simulator on mac

this slow mouse movement is the reason that I'm only testing on the Dev Alpha

the Simulator is useless for me - I need too much time for mouse movements

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mwhiteman
Posts: 159
Registered: ‎11-21-2008
My Device: BlackBerry 10

Re: Slow mouse in BB10 simulator on mac

Hey everyone,

 

Thanks for the feedback on this issue.

 

We are looking at solutions to solve this issue and will hopefully have a fix available in the next beta release. If not then, in the Gold SDK release for sure.

 

Thanks!

Matt Whiteman
Product Manager, Android, BlackBerry Java & Simulators
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devacto
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎12-19-2012
My Device: developer

Re: Slow mouse in BB10 simulator on mac

Hi Matt

 

I am still experiencing the same slow mouse problem even when running the Gold SDK release. Would you be able to help with this?

 

Thanks!

 

Victor Wibisono

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mwhiteman
Posts: 159
Registered: ‎11-21-2008
My Device: BlackBerry 10

Re: Slow mouse in BB10 simulator on mac

This feature ended up taking a little bit longer to perfect than we expected. It just missed the Gold SDK release, but will be coming shortly in the next simulator update. This won't have any effects on your applications, just help improve usability. 

 

Cheers,

Matt Whiteman
Product Manager, Android, BlackBerry Java & Simulators
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mvoong
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-16-2012
My Device: BB10 Simulator

Re: Slow mouse in BB10 simulator on mac

I'm a professional iOS developer on a Mac, and after reading the UX guidelines and some of the documentation I was excited to have a go at writing some BB10 applications myself - even redesign my existing apps for the platform.

 

This single issue has convinced me to stop development until it's fixed. Developers need the right tools that feel right in order to consider other platforms.

 

Looking forward to seeing this progress.

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daryl_martin
Posts: 118
Registered: ‎11-01-2011
My Device: N/A

Re: Slow mouse in BB10 simulator on mac

The latest simulators posted online have a new mouse driver which acts more like an absolute mouse.  This means the simulator no longer "consumes" your mouse so you have to ctrl-alt out of the guest os so you get to use the same mouse cursor that's used in your host os.

 

Please let me know if you're still seeing issues with the new simulators.  

 

Thanks,

Daryl

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torpesco
Posts: 121
Registered: ‎01-29-2011
My Device: Z10, PlayBook

Re: Slow mouse in BB10 simulator on mac

Fantastic! Now if I could only deploy my app to it. Haven't been able to since 1673.