Relative Mouse Support¶
Relative Mouse is a method of translating mouse movements as a delta from the last mouse position rather than a move to an absolute position on the screen. This type of mouse control is used in many CAD/CAM, Visual Effects and First-Person Gaming software. In a CAD program you may want to control an objects orientation in 3-D with mouse movements. Moving the mouse to the left or right rotates the object around the Z-axis, and moving the mouse up or down rotates the object around the X-axis. As you continue to move the mouse left the object continues to rotate about the axis, and the rotation is not bounded by the mouse stopping at the boarders of the screen.
While in relative mouse mode, the mouse cursor is not visible since it the mouse is controlling directional movement and is not pointing to a location on the screen.
Applications that use relative mouse movements generally provide methods for entering or exiting relative mouse mode, for instance clicking on an object with the middle button. While the middle button is held down the object may be controlled using relative mouse movements.
Relative mouse mode is supported by all PCoIP clients. Note that PCoIP Zero Clients must be configured to enable it.
Relative mouse mode is supported by the following agents:
- PCoIP Standard Agent for Windows
- PCoIP Graphics Agent for Windows
- PCoIP Standard Agent for Linux
- PCoIP Graphics Agent for Linux
Relative mouse mode is not supported by the PCoIP Graphics Agent for macOS.
Note: Only supported on standard mode
Relative Mouse is not supported when a client is running in High Performance Mode. It is only supported in standard mode.
Enabling Relative Mouse¶
The following sections outline how to enable relative mouse support on the Software Client for Linux.
Enabling from the Menu Tab¶
The following steps outline how to enable relative mouse from the menu tab, while connected to a supported PCoIP Agent with a supported PCoIP Client:
- Click Connection from the menu tab.
- Select the Relative Mouse option and click it to enable it. Once the check-mark is visible beside the Relative Mouse option it is enabled.
If you are connected to a PCoIP Agent version that does not support relative mouse then you will not be able to select this option.
Enabling with a Hot-Key¶
To enable relative mouse using a hot-key, while connected to a supported PCoIP Agent with a supported PCoIP Client, press ctrl+alt+r. This will toggle the feature on and off. This will only work if you are connected to a PCoIP Agent version that supports relative mouse.