1. Check out our app, Forums for Android! Download and leave feedback here!

Support Optical Joystick Sensitivity

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rfreschner, May 14, 2010.

  1. rfreschner

    rfreschner Active Member
    Thread Starter
    36

    Apr 25, 2010
    31
    2
    36
    I'm not sure if this is just an issue with my dinc, but the joystick is too sensitive - to the point of being unusable. Every time I try to navigate screens, lists, or text in a message or web site address it acts as if I've pushed it no matter how light I touch it or move my finger across it.

    Is anyone else having this issue?
     

    Advertisement

  2. hooy

    hooy Member
    16

    Nov 21, 2009
    16
    2
    16
    The button should "click" when you actually push it. Maybe you are expecting it to react differently? There's no way on my device that brushing my finger over it will activate the button. The optical sensor is pretty sensitive and a little touchy, I'll admit. Still getting used to it I think.
     
  3. nyngbld

    nyngbld Well-Known Member
    36

    Apr 8, 2010
    170
    4
    36
    maybe try and clean it with a dust cloth or something also. mine gets the smallest amount of dust in it and the friggin screens move on their own.
     
  4. mikeydingo

    mikeydingo Well-Known Member
    36

    Feb 11, 2010
    142
    5
    36
    i was scrolling with the optical pad yesterday and i have realized that if you run your finger down it slower it scrolls faster. But if you do it fast it only scrolls by one object at a time.
     
  5. Crow

    15

    May 8, 2010
    73
    0
    15
    You have to "click" the button to activate it. The button on your phone is probably broken.

    The optical pad actually scrolls way too slow. It takes forever to scroll down lists and menus. You have to swipe your finger on it 100 times to move down a long list. You are lucky to move the cursor or selection only twice per swipe. To bad we dont have an option to increase scroll rate. Would rather have a trackball instead.
     
  6. rfreschner

    rfreschner Active Member
    Thread Starter
    36

    Apr 25, 2010
    31
    2
    36
    I would expect that the only time it should select a field, such as a text field, is when you push the button as you described. I have the haptic feedback on and it vibrates sometimes when running my finger across it. If I'm on a text field on a screen, such as the Friend Stream or Twitter widgets, it will then bring up the keyboard so the phone is thinking that I clicked the button when I haven't.

    I've been using the phone pretty regularly since I got it on the first day it was available so I don't think it's an issue with me getting used to it, but who knows.
     
  7. rfreschner

    rfreschner Active Member
    Thread Starter
    36

    Apr 25, 2010
    31
    2
    36
    Yes, that's what I'm wondering. If so, I'd like bring it back if it is and get a new one before my 30 days runs out.

    I agree.
     
  8. rfreschner

    rfreschner Active Member
    Thread Starter
    36

    Apr 25, 2010
    31
    2
    36
    I'll give that a try.
     
  9. jwm2

    jwm2 Well-Known Member
    163

    Mar 30, 2010
    1,109
    270
    163
    Sterling, IL
    I wonder. I bet a trackball would be possible to install if one was so inclined. I bet the blackberry trackball people use to replace the eris trackball would work just fine. If i had an extra phone i might try it, but i only have one :/
     

Share This Page

Loading...