Please, Dopus Team, can we get rid of that new "feature" of incredible high scrolling acceleration ... ?
This reminds me a bit when Microsoft introduced "smooth scrolling" some years ago -- which however turned out to be terrible "jerky scrolling" for many users.
At least that Internet Explorer "feature" of smooth scrolling could be easily disabled, which is fine.
In Dopus however, no matter whether the newly introduced "smooth scrolling" is enabled or disabled -- there is always a very high acceleration when scrolling through file lists, as compared e.g. to Windows Explorer.
Since v9, I just can't find my way through long file lists or large folders with lots of thumbnails anymore since Dopus scrolls WAY to fast and I can't seem to hit my scrolling target at all. Makes me (literally) seasick
I use three different scrolling devices: Mouse Wheel, Keyboard Roller and Touchpad -- and the effect gets worse along this sequence.
I don't care what happens when smooth scrolling is on -- but PLEASE make the "non-smooth scrolling" setting behave like before. Just make Dopus stick to the system standard, scrollingwise.
Does anyone else get very rapid scrolling in Opus 9? I haven't seen it on any of my machines so it's got to be a mouse driver difference. Working out which driver(s) causes it might make it easier to track down.
I have this problem with a Microsoft Optical Mouse and IntelliPoint 6.1.
I have enabled "Accelerated Scrolling" in the mouse settings. Very useful in many apps, but in Opus 9 the acceleration is quite steep when rolling the wheel a bit too fast. The acceleration is not that fast with Opus 8.
Dopus adds even more acceleration to your system settings -- you mostly only realize that if you already have acceleration enabled in your mouse driver.
Therefore, with Dopus v9, you end up with acceleration squared, and this makes up the entire problem described.
Please do not advise like "then turn acceleration off in your mouse driver". I have enabled acceleration on purpose because I need be able to scroll fast OUTSIDE of Dopus as well, e.g. in web pages, in my email application, in Word, and so on.
Once again, PLEASE just remove that acceleration code from Dopus and leave the acceleration settings to the mouse driver where they belong.
I'm not quite sure what you mean by this, as Opus simply reacts to the standard WM_MOUSEWHEEL messages that are sent by a mouse wheel. If you have somehow disabled the wheel and these messages aren't being sent then Opus would not scroll.
I've had a closer look and I believe I have found some code which could have the effect of accelerating the scrolling under certain conditions. I'll try and get an option put in to disable this in a future version.
I'll second this... there should be an option to turn off the scrolling in DOpus - I just bought a Logitech Revolution MX, and it has a super fast spinning scroll wheel, and the drivers also have acceleration. In Dopus, it scrolls so fast that it'll instantly hit the end of a thousand item list (where in other apps, it behaves quite appropriately). I can't seem to affect this with the smooth scrolling option.
Other than this problem, the accelerated scrolling is a great idea, but yeah, it should be left to the mouse drivers in most cases.
I am using the SetPoint 4.0 software, and I actually turned my vertical scroll settings all the way down, and turned acceleration down very low, so that it minimizes this problem. (It stilll scrolls almost too fast to be useful, however, unless you are pretty careful, and spin the wheel gently, which is hard to do even with the auto-shift set to its lowest setting).
Another thing that is odd is that directory opus didn't immediately pay attention to my driver settings in regards to scroll speed (or rather, number of lines to scroll per click). I think I have to restart Dopus before a change of these settings takes effect.
In my microsoft mouse settings (the one built into windows) i have to turn that setting down, because it often seems to want to override the SetPoint settings. For some reason it keeps going back up to a higher setting, like seven lines, which is way too high, in my opinion).
Anyways, a lot of this has little or no relation to Dopus, but it'd still be very handy to be able to turn off acceleration as it seems it can be problematic on occasions. Don't get me wrong though - great feature, but maybe it's just not Dopus's place to implement it - it should be a system wide thing.