Focus Helper

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The new Focus Helper function (under Radio Setup/Radio) is
potentially very useful.  I tried using this with Log4OM and activating it automatically takes the focus back to the Callsign entry field after a specified delay.  However this prevents using the mouse’s wheel for tuning – the FlexControl operates normally, but sometimes I prefer to use the mouse.

 Any ideas how to keep using this feature and still enable tuning with the mouse’s wheel?

 Jeff – G4IUA  

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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This is a Windows issue; the mouse only works with the application that has focus.  This is why we created the FlexControl so that you would have a tuning interface that was not restricted by Windows focus.
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The only adaptation I have found is to use the longer of the two delays...Use 1100 ms instead of 100 ms.  That will at least give you more time after selecting something in SSDR before the focus changes back to your logging program.  Not a perfect solution, but it helps in some cases.  

As Tim said, the best option is one of the external controllers.... FlexControl Knob, iPad or Android App, MIDI Controller, etc..  Several folks in the community are working on options in this regard.  All of them are exciting.  

Another option that I have found in N1MM+ is the left/right arrow keys allow you to shift your VFO by a predefined step.  I don't know if this has been incorporated into Log4OM.

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Jeff - G4IUA

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I do use a FlexControl and find it essential, but sometimes a mouse is a quick and easy option, especially when it is already being used for selecting other SSDR functions.  Using my iPad with Stu's K6TU app is another option of course.  I look forward to investigating other options -  some of hte MIDI controllers sound interesting.  

Do you ever get the impression that certain 'features' in Windows make life difficult sometimes???

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Do you ever get the impression that certain 'features' in Windows make life difficult sometimes???

Yes. Since 1993
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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Amen, brother!  
I would love to have a version of SSDR and N1MM+ that works under Mint Linux!
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If you want quick and easy just use 10,000 ms, click SSDR and you have 10 sec of mouse, click again and another 10 sec.  My third mouse button, (mouse wheel button) will shift focus so I don't even have to take my finger off the wheel

73  W9OY
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 Lee, how did you set up your mouse to shift focus back to the logging program? Did you have to change the mouse click function under Windows? Thanks.
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