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Mike_Green
02-09-2004, 11:46 AM
Being from Yorkshire, I like to get my money's worth. So I thought about how I could get some use out of the X45 when I wasn't flying.
The outcome - an X45 profile for Internet Explorer. I wrote it as a semi-joke, really, but you know, it's pretty nice to use!
It only uses the throttle (other hand on mouse).
Functions include open link in new window, close current window, scroll (on button and on rotary) previous/next page, new Window,Go to Home Page, Minimise, Restore and Maximise.
For Browsing things like forums and Ebay, it's really comfortable.
Anyone else used a hotas for non-gaming purposes - or am I the only dork to whom this seems like a cool idea?

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Mike_Green
02-09-2004, 11:46 AM
Being from Yorkshire, I like to get my money's worth. So I thought about how I could get some use out of the X45 when I wasn't flying.
The outcome - an X45 profile for Internet Explorer. I wrote it as a semi-joke, really, but you know, it's pretty nice to use!
It only uses the throttle (other hand on mouse).
Functions include open link in new window, close current window, scroll (on button and on rotary) previous/next page, new Window,Go to Home Page, Minimise, Restore and Maximise.
For Browsing things like forums and Ebay, it's really comfortable.
Anyone else used a hotas for non-gaming purposes - or am I the only dork to whom this seems like a cool idea?

Previously known round these parts as mikeyg007

adlabs6
02-09-2004, 11:57 AM
Neat idea, I was messing with this same thing way back when I first bought the Belkin Nostromo.

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TD_Klondike
02-09-2004, 01:22 PM
I used to use my CH throttle for Diablo II. Long, long time ago. I had a button for run, different buttons for each of the spells, and belt potions. It worked incredibly well; it was much quicker than trying to find particular keys on the keyboard in the middle of reflex-testing action.

Bearcat99
02-09-2004, 02:08 PM
Sounds good...but i want to make sure mine lasts so Ill only use it for FB. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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aerick2
02-09-2004, 03:47 PM
I can't say I've ever used my joystick for windows apps, but I get the same level of ease out of my browser, myIE2. It's great because it supports mouse gestures and has tabbed browsing. For example, instead of hitting the "back" button I can just hold the right mouse button and drag left. Definitely worth a look.

http://myie2.com

Der_Schnitter_t
02-09-2004, 04:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by aerick2:
I can't say I've ever used my joystick for windows apps, but I get the same level of ease out of my browser, myIE2. It's great because it supports mouse gestures and has tabbed browsing. For example, instead of hitting the "back" button I can just hold the right mouse button and drag left. Definitely worth a look.

http://myie2.com<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Seems to offer much of the same functionality that Opera does, but again only for the M$ systems. Although it is apperantly missing an integrated mail client.

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GAU-8
02-09-2004, 04:31 PM
my first X-45 stopped workin on the throttle side.. as i joke,at first..now i love IT i put the stick side (joystick only NOT BASE) in replacement of my shifter knob (and included the wires)

1. its definitely a conversation peice.most laff at me with thier friends..then they all come back one by one "secretly " to install it one thier car..the fools

2. you cant find anything like it in the automotive world

3. it works the windows, locks, and my cd player

4. i dont care what others think http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

5. stock sux

aerick2
02-09-2004, 07:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Der_Schnitter_t:

Seems to offer much of the same functionality that Opera does, but again only for the M$ systems. Although it is apperantly missing an integrated mail client.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


That's because it's a mod of Internet Explorer. As far as a mail client, I couldn't care less. I don't need it.