Just seemed like an opportune time to get that straightened out since it had such an easy fix.

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 4:57 AM, Rolf Huehne <rhuehne@fli-leibniz.de> wrote:
On 07/29/2010 02:48 PM, Robert Hanson wrote:
> Rolf, I snuck in one last change for you, since Nico didn't get a chance to
> release this last night:
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 11:39 AM, Rolf Huehne <rhuehne@fli-leibniz.de>wrote:
>
>>
>> I always stumble over the drastically changed mouse drag and mouse wheel
>> sensitivity when I work with newer versions than 11.6.
>> While rotating I first think that Jmol became really slow. Until I
>> remember that it is just the reduced (or would it rather be called
>> increased?) sensitivity.
>> With mouse wheel zoom it is even more drastically. Very tedious now to
>> zoom into a protein using the mouse wheel with the new default settings.
>>
>>
> It occurred to me that the wheel zoom setting was a problem specifically
> with multitouch. So I just made that lower 1.02 value the default ONLY for
> multitouch, with 1.15 (the older value) back to its original. You won't have
> that problem anymore.
>
> Mouse drag: Again, it was a multitouch issue. For that, the mouse drag
> really has to be as it is now -- such that the molecule FOLLOWS the mouse,
> not just that a mouse movement rotates the molecule. But, again, I realize
> that with large applet sizes this becomes a serious issue. So in this case I
> have just now changed it for non-multitouch applications to top out at 500
> pixels for its "screen size" in the calculation. This means that up to 500
> pixels wide, a mouse movement across the entire screen will be 180 degrees
> rotation. As the applet size increases beyond that you will see the same
> rotation for each mouse movement. So, for example for 1000x1000, a mouse
> movement across the entire screen is 360 degrees, not 180.
>
> We can tweak that a bit if it doesn't work for you.
>
Bob, I didn't intend to induce a last minute change (although I
appreciate it). Nobody else reacted when I raised this question a while
ago on this list after noticing the change. So the new defaults didn't
seem to bother other users. And for me it was ok after you added the
options to tweak the settings.

The rotation is ok for me now in a 600x600 pixel applet with the default
setting of 12.0.1, and also if I go down to 400x400.
With the mouse wheel I didn't noticed any difference to 12.0.RC28 on my
system (no multitouch, OpenSuse 11.2, Java 1.6.0_20, Firefox 3.5.11).

Regards,
Rolf

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