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Measuring mouse distance traveled

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  • Started 7 years ago by ScottW
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ScottW
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After discussion in a previous thread about computer mouses (or meeces :), I went looking for a utility that measures the distance a mouse travels. The one that I'm using is called Mousotron, and I would ask anyone who wishes to play along to get yourself a copy and we can all compare mouse usage. How far do you move your mouse in a day?

If someone knows of a better utility, speak up 'cause it will be hard to switch after a while. I sent Mousotron to virustotal.com and it came up clean from 40 scanning engines. Also, I used Universal Extractor to pull out the app and avoid the installer.

In the past half hour, my mouse has moved 35 meters and I have clicked the left mouse button 154 times.

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LH
Posts: 20002

Installed :)
The "Mouseathon" commences.
I have always had mine set to scan the screen with very little hand movement. Don't know if that makes a difference. Probably not.

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raphoenix
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Deal !! :)

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The Geek
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You can get even more into it by also counting your keystrokes =)

http://www.donationcoder.com/F.....8.msg93431

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ScottW
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@The Geek, Mousotron is counting my keystrokes. Since I started it, 3107 <-- that number "7" was the 3107th keystroke, it has gone up since then. It is not showing me how many times I hit each letter, though. For that, I just look at how much of the letter is worn off of the keycap. :)

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The Geek
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I'm using a relatively new keyboard, with S, D, V, K, L, and M almost completely worn off =)

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LH
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The Geek. You don't need your keys marked, you can type blindfolded :)

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Aleeve
Posts: 2818

Sounds like fun
Mousotron installed now at 22.51 on 4/4/09 :)

Edit: this does work for when I use a trackpad and a proper mouse (varying between the two)
Edit 2: 18 mins in and I already have around 20 times as many left clicks as right clicks

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Odeho19
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Okay, not that there's anything else going on, so this is what goes for fun on a slow Saturday afternoon. Neat little program, but the sys. tray icon is a little creepy lookin'. Installed 4/4/09 @ 17.21. Aleeve, I guess that makes you about 5 hours ahead of me. How's the weather over there? We're about to get snow here in MN. And lots of it to my south, up to a foot.

Edit: I bring up the weather because we're 2 days away from the 2009 Season Home Opener for my MN Twins, and the last year we have to endure the HHH Metrodome as a sudo-baseball park. YAY ME!!!

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brad
Posts: 288

Downloaded and up and running. so are we giving prizes out for this? LOL

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Aleeve
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Prizes?!
Well, the first thing to decide is whether there it is good to overuse your mouse and keyboard! (ie spend your life on the computer :P)

Odeho
Um, dark?!
Quite sunny today, but patches of cloud wore on through the day, so by late afternoon/early evening it was getting quite chilly and overcast!

Edit: Just went outside to have a look, pretty cold now actually, but skies are totally clear - lovely view of the night sky! (23.46)

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LH
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MN Twins ? I prefer V Twins (as in MG's)

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The Geek
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That mousotron is pretty cool... I might have to write it up.

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Aleeve
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Nice idea :)
And props to ScottW for finding it too

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LH
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Check the log. Mine goes back to 1899

Disregard my above remark, I just found the OSD.

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LH
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If we want to make a competition of this, I suggest we synchronize our watches first (I don't have a watch, but the clock works fine :)

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Odeho19
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Okay..............................................Go!

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LH
Posts: 20002

Hang on, hang on, hang on, the time has to be arranged by everyone that wants to participate. And we are all in different timezones.

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brad
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Very true lol. But it seems easy for someone to cheat the system.

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LH
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True. You just whizz your cursor all around, all the time. But us regulars wouldn't cheat !

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