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The pointer trail is an accessibility feature. It is designed to help people with visual difficulties to spot where the pointer is on a large screen by emphasizing its movement and leading you to its current position. Here's a description from the UK National Health Service: The standard mouse pointer is not very easy to see and many people find that ...


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The original purpose of the "mouse trails" feature, according to the Windows 3.1 documentation, was to make the mouse easier to track on the very-high-latency LCD panels used in early laptops, by ensuring that the pointer was drawn in each position for at least a full refresh cycle of the screen. It turns out that it also makes the mouse easier to ...


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Because the people designing noisy keyboards are optimising for a different UX goal to you. Some keyboards are designed to be low noise. Using rubber domes under the keys to detect keypresses. Meanwhile other keyboards are designed to provide maximum feedback to the typist. These use a variety of mechanisms for feedback, including backpressure, activation ...


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Great answers here! I'm developing a card game using Python and Pygame, which has no double-click support, so I stumbled upon the same problem. Inspired on Marcel Böttcher's answer, to measure your own time and then double it, I've created a small tool to measure the speed of double-clicks, and I'm sharing with you: import pygame import random ...



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