Sign in to follow this  
Guest dswo

TrackIR and "mouse look" trick

Recommended Posts

Several weeks ago, I suggested downloading the most recent version (5.5 or higher) of Microsoft's IntelliPoint mouse driver and setting up the middle mouse key to send "shift-O" when FSX is active. See for details.This morning I had a better idea. I love TrackIR, but it's not my preferred way of looking around in spot view; for that, I like to use "mouse look." Trouble is, they compete with each other. The solution is to deactivate TrackIR temporarily. (By default, this is F9.) I have a button mapped to this on my yoke, but the extra step is tedious. Last week we discussed a workaround here:'s another workaround that doesn't require a separate program, and that facilitates "mouse look" in the cockpit: Since I am already using the middle mouse button to turn mouse look on, why not deactivate TrackIR with the same click? With the current version of IntelliPoint, you can only assign one keypress to the middle we are going to make that keypress serve both purposes.1. In your IntelliPoint profile for FSX, program the middle mouse button to send F9. (Previously I had it programmed to send shift-O.)2. In your TrackIR profile for FSX, go to the hot keys tab and uncheck "Trap." This will let the F9 go through to FSX once TrackIR has finished its business.3. In FSX, assign the mouse look toggle to F9. (There may be more than one of these; I used the one that was already mapped to shift-O.)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this