do you find technology fun?
How does something like this even come into existence?
>you know, aiden, i really like that when i move my mouse X distance with my hand it then moves Y distance on the screen but sometimes i wish it just wasn't so
>no problem tyler i will write a program that moves the mouse pointer a random extra distance based on various configurable factors that when configured change exactly nothing at best but are more likely to make things worse
I got my first mouse before most of you were probably even a tingle in your daddy's boxers. Ever since I installed Linux, I find myself missing on clicks. Actually missing. Accidentally minimizing windows that I mean to close. Clicking the wrong box on a form. Having to intently focus on which menu item I'm actually trying to select. I couldn't figure it out.
Buy a new mouse. Nope. Well, that was a cheap piece of shit, I guess, I'll get a better one. Nope. I never had this problem on any other computer I've ever had in my whole entire life. (My first was a C64 in 1985.) Start looking around. Turns out, Linux has this wonderful 'feature' called mouse acceleration. If you move your mouse, great, the pointer moves with it. But if you move it the same distance a little faster, it moves the pointer a whole lot farther. Or, if you move the mouse a shorter distance, it registers as having moved faster for some reason, and moves the pointer 5x the distance instead of just 2x.
There's shitloads of theories on what the perfect settings are, and someone, somewhere, expects people to sit and burn their life away trying to figure out how a fucking mouse moves. Or, it turns out, you can just disable it entirely.
What even the fuck? Who the fuck thinks this shit up? How does something like this even come into existence?
What a god damned joke.