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Offline eggtart

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on: April 13, 2010, 08:16:25 AM
I have a couple of suggestions

a) More pen color under Powerpoint mode.  Currently, only Red and Highlight.
b) Erase stroke by stroke (like undo) instead of Erase All.  This way, I can "erase" what my student has just entered, and let him start over again, without erasing everything on the screen.

Good piece of software.

Thanks!!



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Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 09:07:20 AM
I have a couple of suggestions

a) More pen color under Powerpoint mode.  Currently, only Red and Highlight.
b) Erase stroke by stroke (like undo) instead of Erase All.  This way, I can "erase" what my student has just entered, and let him start over again, without erasing everything on the screen.

Good piece of software.

Thanks!!

Hi,

Thank you for the feedback. :)

For the PowerPoint mode, the Smoothboard software triggers the built-in functionality of PowerPoint.

You can indeed have a stroker eraser by setting the shortcut Control + E.

As the Smoothboard Floating Toolbar is customizable, this can be modified.

Also, the color selection can be triggered via the context menu.

I have made a quick edit and uploaded the file here.
http://www.smoothboard.net/files/misc/Power%20Point.ini

You can copy this file over the pre-existing Power Point.ini in the default directory
C:\Boon Jin\Smoothboard\Settings\Whiteboard Outside Screen Toggles

You should be able to have the Eraser and Color selection now. :)

Hopefully it works for you.

Regards,
Boon Jin



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Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 09:24:10 AM
Totally awesome.  Best customer service I have ever seen.

Will definitely try that out.

Million thanks!!!



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Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 11:06:21 AM
Totally awesome.  Best customer service I have ever seen.

Will definitely try that out.

Million thanks!!!

You can actually explore and create your own shortcuts for any application that you commonly use in the classroom.

This can be configured in the Floating Toolbar tab in the Smoothboard Settings.

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Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 12:43:28 PM
The connection process is always fairly painful for me to. It usually works, but only after 4 to 5 minutes of fussing, and pressing, and restarting. Boon, these teachers have sometimes 45 squirly Freshman waiting outside the door, and traffic on the freeway just made them ALMOST late for the start of class. They DON"T HAVE 5 minutes to get the system working. Isn't there anyway to speed this up, and make it 100% reliable. Ideally, we want it to be invisible and automatic, just like a real mouse.

Part of the problem seems to be that Windows is checking the internet for updated drivers every time you start the MS bluetooth stack. I certainly don't want it to do this. The version that I have works fine, as soon as it connects.

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Reply #5 on: April 13, 2010, 06:53:16 PM
The connection process is always fairly painful for me to. It usually works, but only after 4 to 5 minutes of fussing, and pressing, and restarting. Boon, these teachers have sometimes 45 squirly Freshman waiting outside the door, and traffic on the freeway just made them ALMOST late for the start of class. They DON"T HAVE 5 minutes to get the system working. Isn't there anyway to speed this up, and make it 100% reliable. Ideally, we want it to be invisible and automatic, just like a real mouse.

Part of the problem seems to be that Windows is checking the internet for updated drivers every time you start the MS bluetooth stack. I certainly don't want it to do this. The version that I have works fine, as soon as it connects.

Thank you,

James McLain

Hi James,

What operating system and Bluetooth adaptor are you using?

I have machines on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. All of them connects and launches Smoothboard in less than 20 seconds. Also, it connects every single time without fail.

Make sure that you have pressed and released the Wiimote's buttons repetitively while you are connecting. If the Wiimote switches off before your operating system connects the Wiimote then the installation will fail and thus you will need to try to repeat the connection again.

You can take a look at our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=109757703015&topic=14768


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Reply #6 on: April 15, 2010, 10:39:08 PM
Hi All,

Referring to the issue that James has mentioned where connecting the Wiimote takes a long time, here is the solution to your issue.

In short, if you have configured correctly, the Wiimote should be connected within 10 seconds with SmoothConnect. If the Wiimote has been learnt and stored in SmoothConnect, the connection process could be even faster for the subsequent connections.

On a usual set up, including the connection and calibration should be completed in less than one minute.

Please do refer to the attached document for the solution.

Hopefully the connection will be faster for those who have been experiencing the frustrating long connection process. :)

Regards,
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