UMP (Unified Media Platform)

12.13 Using the Mouse utility


If you use the UMP-R-3XX for remote control or a generic mouse and keyboard, you may need to configure the mouse acceleration and acceleration threshold to meet your personal likings or to compensate for a certain type of surface on which the mouse is being used.

The UMP MouseTool provides a simple configuration interface for these settings including the option to revert to the default Desktop Mode settings.

To launch the UMP MouseTool open the QuickMenu in the Desktop Mode and navigate to System -> Mouse Settings.

In the UMP MouseTool there are two sliders in the upper section of the application window. The left slider, labeled Acceleration, determines the effective overall speed of the mouse, or acceleration factor, and can be moved in increments of ‘1’ to a value of 1 through 10. The default value 1 is recommended for uneven or reflective surfaces. The right slider, labeled Threshold, determines the number of pixels that the cursor must travel before accelerating. The Threshold slider can be set to any value between 1 and 100, where the value ‘1’ disables the acceleration threshold and forces the mouse to retain a constant traveling speed.

Note: values higher than 100 can be used, though these must be configured manually from a Terminal. This is only recommended for advanced users and these settings will be lost if the MouseTool is launched and its settings are applied. By default the UMP MouseTools saves its configuration file in ‘$HOME/.mouse’.

The default values for the Acceleration and Threshold parameters are ‘1’.