heavymouse

Give your mouse some mass


Keywords
joke, fun, physics
License
Other
Install
pip install heavymouse==1.2

Documentation

HeavyMouse

This is a silly program, designed to give your mouse momemtum, gravity and wrap/bounce at the screens edge.

Deps:

sudo apt-get install python3-xlib
#OR
sudo apt-get install python-xlib


pip install pyuserinput

#optional, for CLI options to control drag and gravity
pip install defopt

Running:

python heavymouse.py

grav and drag are supported as args, so you can try:

python heavymouse.py --grav 1.5 --drag 0.02 #default settings
python heavymouse.py --grav 0 --drag 0.2 #more usable

Alternate version

using pyautogui instead of pymouse/pyinput:

sudo apt-get install python3-tk
sudo apt-get install python3-xlib
pip3 install pyautogui

python3 alternate_heavymouse.py

Sorry about the low update-rate (jerkyness) on pyautogui version - a PR to fix it would be very welcome ;)

Development

This is a tiny toy app developed for my own enjoyment - and hopefully yours too.
There are loads of tweaks that could be done if you fancy writing a little code

  • options for effect at screen edges (bounce/wrap/other)
  • options to control other features
  • auto-detect mouse control backend?
  • package for pypi or debian?
  • improve momentum implementation (strangeness, due to mouse position being an int)
  • visual effects? like a trail following the mouse (this may be hard to do cross platform, but even single platform is fine if it fails gracefully)