I found it very difficult to navigate using the touchpad on the projector body. For example, in the homescreen, I cannot hide the quick access menu (when the pointer move to the top of the screen, the quick access menu show up) if I dont use the remote control to move the pointer downward.
Is it possible to just use the touchpad to navigate at all? say if i lose the remote. Is there a proper way to use the touchpad? It is not very responsive.
Think of it as a laptop touchpad, and practice using one and two fingers for pointer movement and scrolling motion respectively. Just like a laptop touchpad, the surface area doesn’t represent the whole screen surface, but rather is just an area to move your finger in. You’ll have to lift your finger(s) and reposition it/them to continue your motion.
I changed the title into a question regarding this, let’s see what kind of replies you get. If it’s a common occurrence, perhaps some sensitivity parameters could be tweaked or even made settable via a user interface.
I have the exact issue you’re describing. The settings in the upper right are almost always selected, and I can’t scroll down to see all the apps. By using two fingers, I’ve been able to get it to scroll down about 5 times ever, and I’m sure I’ve tried over a hundred times now. It’s really unusable.
Is anyone not having this issue? It would be very interesting if not, but I suspect it’s present in every unit, and people are just ignoring the touchpad and instead using the remote, or weary of reporting issues.
I have the same, perhaps being able to configure ‘natural’ scrolling instead of the current upside/down would help. Also, I find the launcher hard to use, at random times does it switch from the app tiles to the settings, making it hard to navigate.
The topic of this thread is the touchpad. The remote works best with arrows, but I often find myself using the touchpad for some quick navigation. The launcher is not very user friendly when using the touchpad.
Yes, I tried to avoid using the touchpad as it would also throw off the focus and position of the PPM. In the end I got one of those OEM wireless keypads w/ a small trackpad that cost S$5 with a USB 2.4Ghz transmitter/receiver. huge QoL improvement in terms of using the PPM.
Interesting, did not know this, where did you find this information ? I’ve been using two fingers for scrolling, which also seems to work, except that it scrolls ‘the wrong way’ if you know what I mean. On a Mac, scrolling down moves the screen down (and viewport up), on the PPM it’s the opposite.
What do you mean with ‘move it as a cursor’ ?
The other issue I have is more with the Launcher: For some reason whenever I use the touchpad it always tries to open the ‘Settings’ part (top half) of the launcher. It would be nice if the launcher would show the application tiles fullscreen, and only when the mouse-cursor clicks on the ‘cog’ should the settings panel open. Or at least make that configurable somehow.
trackpad sucks and also the IR receiver is put in a stupid position. the projector is above my head (bedroom). there is no way to make the remote work without stretching my arm up and pointing the remote to the projector. was is that hard to put 2 IR receivers on each side of the projector?