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Has anyone considered adding mouse support into something like the IRIS or Ergodox?

Posted: 02 May 2019, 23:31
by AbstraktDesignLab
With stuff like the Iris or Ergodox, I feel like people could very easily add an optical sensor in order to turn one of the sides into a mouse. Would this interest people? I know this was done on a board called the Keymouse I believe.

Re: Has anyone considered adding mouse support into something like the IRIS or Ergodox?

Posted: 03 May 2019, 09:21
by nik137
I use an Ergodox and I like both halves being firmly stuck to my desk, I feel that would be either a very annoying mouse with the rubber feet attached (also it's pretty large and clunky), or a very annoying keyboard if it slides smoothly.

Re: Has anyone considered adding mouse support into something like the IRIS or Ergodox?

Posted: 03 May 2019, 12:01
by Findecanor
To be viable, you must have a good way to grip the mouse or provide friction against your palm. The mouse sensor and centre of gravity should preferably be right in-between those fingers that are used for gripping.

Re: Has anyone considered adding mouse support into something like the IRIS or Ergodox?

Posted: 02 Jul 2019, 07:02
by armatus
you can use keys to move mouse cursor in QMK (ergodox... etc...)
https://docs.qmk.fm/#/feature_mouse_keys

Re: Has anyone considered adding mouse support into something like the IRIS or Ergodox?

Posted: 28 Dec 2020, 22:25
by dragon788
Well there was the KeyMouse, but it is crazy expensive and I'm definitely more a fan of the QMK mouse keys (or keynav on Linux or Karabiner Elements on macOS) for quickly moving the cursor when necessary. I live in the terminal/browser and use Vimium or similar in my browsers to avoid the need to touch the mouse/trackpad as much as possible.