If you see this article, then you should be looking for a way to implement drag click. Clicking the mouse by dragging clicks may give you an edge in some high CPS (clicks per second) games(such as minecraft). But do you know drag click and how it works? Does it work with your current mouse? Or is it harmful to your mouse?
In this article, I’ll give you a detailed introduction to what drag-click is, how it works, how to implement it, and what harm it can do to your mouse. Only when you fully understand the beginning and end of a thing can you better decide what to do next.
What is drag clicking?
Drag click example image
Drag-click as shown in the picture above, use your finger to move your finger on the mouse button or right button with your finger on the button to quickly move your finger. The friction between the finger and the button generates subtle vibrations. After these vibrations are recognized by the microswitch of the mouse, they will be recorded as multiple clicks, so as to “trick” the mouse to record more clicks.
How to drag click?
From the description above, you might think that drag-click is a pretty straightforward process. But that’s not the case. Achieving drag-and-click requires certain demands on your mouse, and requires constant trial and practice.
- Requirements for the mouse
There are two requirements for the mouse, namely the micro switch of the mouse and the surface material of the mouse. Better mouse microswitches can better and faster recognize mouse clicks, even small vibrations. Such as Omron’s micro-switch.The material on the surface of the mouse is best to be matte and may need light, because it is more likely to vibrate when your finger is slid across the surface of the mouse.
- Preparation and Grip
First make sure your hands are dry and your mouse surface is clean. Sweat and dust can interfere with friction when you drag your finger across the mouse buttons. Then hold the mouse in your hand as usual, with the thumb on the left side of the mouse, the ring finger and little finger on the right side of the mouse, the index finger on the left mouse button, and the middle on the right mouse button. Next is the most critical part, lift your wrist, about 13-15CM away from the desktop, let your wrist show a downward trend, and then slide your fingers forward from the back of the button. If you start hearing “scratching noises,” you’re basically doing it right. You also feel a slight vibration when you move your finger over the mouse buttons.
It’s an extra and not that important.If your fingers tend to sweat during gameplay, tape over the buttons is a good option. Or if your mouse has a smooth surface and the cursor doesn’t have enough friction, this method will also work.
Best Tape for Drag and Click
Tape helps you drag clicks efficiently. It’s a great sweat barrier. I have the following 3 recommended tapes.
- Electronic tape
Electronic tape is a simple solution. It’s the most affordable option, and you can get it at most hardware stores near your home. But it has the disadvantage that the effect will be less, and it does not look very beautiful.
- Silicone tape
Silicone tape combines the cheap properties of electronic tape with better performance, and we get a silicone grip tape. It can easily achieve drag-click and immediately gave a CPS boost.
It’s a little more expensive than standard electrical tape, but it’s also more effective.
- Razer Tape
Razer Tape is specifically designed for gaming and is pretty much the best tape out there. It gives your mouse better grip, but at the same time it is very expensive.
If you want to verify that your drag click is actually working, you can use an online tool to check it. The are free to use and you don’t need to download anything on your computer.
Are there any downsides to drag-click?
Drag-click does bring higher CPS, but at the same time, it also brings some disadvantages:
Drag and click will put a lot of pressure on the mouse switch, which often reduces the life of the mouse. And some servers consider drag-clicking as an unfair play and prohibit players from doing so, otherwise you may be penalized. So, before doing so, it’s best to find out if this behavior is allowed in the current game.
2.How to turn off mouse acceleration?
When playing FPS games with mouse acceleration turned on, it is a bit difficult to achieve accurate positioning, and it is not easy to exercise your muscle memory. Disable mouse acceleration can improve your game level.
Mouse acceleration is a technology of the system. It can make the ratio of the moving speed of the pointer to the physical speed of the mouse increase with the increase of the physical speed of the mouse, so that the mouse can move more conveniently on the large screen, and it can also effectively compensate. Mouse frame drops.
There is a simple way to determine whether the mouse acceleration is enabled: the mouse is generally placed on the right side of the keyboard, first place the mouse close to the right side of the keyboard, and remember the current position of the pointer or crosshair on the screen. Move the mouse a distance to the right at a very slow speed, and then quickly move the mouse back to the right side of the keyboard. There are 3 situations at this time:
- The pointer returns to its original position in the horizontal direction, indicating that there is no acceleration, and your mouse has good performance and no frame loss.
- The pointer is a little bit closer to the original position, indicating that there is no acceleration but your mouse has dropped frames.
- The mouse exceeds the original position, and generally exceeds a lot (about 1 times), indicating that there is mouse acceleration.
Mouse acceleration is necessary in order for the user to fine-tune the pointer to each pixel without feeling too slow when moving the pointer in large increments. Especially some CAD drafting work.
Turn off mouse acceleration in windows 10
- Shortcut key “win+R” to open the run window
- Enter control in the Run window and click the OK button.
- Select “Large Icons” for the category, and click “Ease of Access Center” at the bottom.
- Click on “Make the mouse easier to use”.
- Click “Set Mouse Keys”.
- Slide the acceleration option to the lowest to turn off mouse acceleration.
CS mouse acceleration
When CS is under Windows 2000, the system can force the mouse speed to be fixed at 2 times acceleration, which is equivalent to shielding the mouse acceleration. Since XP, because Microsoft has used a new mouse acceleration algorithm, the function of CS’s forced acceleration mouse (forcemaccel) has failed, so mouse acceleration has appeared in the game. Some newer games can bypass mouse acceleration algorithms, or some other way to eliminate mouse acceleration in games, what I know of: Dragon Nest. Some have the same acceleration as CS, such as “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare”.
When there is mouse acceleration, it can provide more precise micro-positioning. Some players like the mouse to be very slow and stable, and to determine the position of the enemy in advance. This kind of person is suitable for turning on mouse acceleration, because when he turns around a lot, it can provide greater mouse speed and move more flexibly. The downside is that it’s inaccurate for quick long-range positioning (equivalent to throwing a gun), because you can’t guarantee that you’ll be moving the same distance at the same speed each time.
The disadvantage of no acceleration is that the corresponding small-scale fine-tuning of the mouse is that the mouse is too fast to aim, and when you reduce the sensitivity, you find that it is difficult to turn around in a large range. However, through a lot of training, that is, professional players, can accurately control the front sight under high mouse sensitivity (higher requirements for mouse performance), and be extremely accurate in fast positioning, and the movement is also very flexible. The CS mythical character HeatON of the year is a typical representative (me too, hehe). Therefore, professional players or people who want to become gun gods should turn off mouse acceleration, but the current method of turning off CS acceleration is problematic, and sometimes it is better not to turn it off. I will explain and provide solutions below.
- Method 1:
Turn off the desktop acceleration first, and then add -noforcemaccel -noforcemspd to the target in the shortcut of CS, or only add -noforcemparms (the function of this command includes the functions of the previous two commands) These two methods are equivalent of. The mouse sensitivity is just equivalent to the lower half of WIN2000. The principle of this method is to turn off the ‘forced acceleration’ function of CS, which is not compatible with systems after XP, so there is no mouse acceleration in CS after this function is turned off.
- Method 2:
Completely turn off the system acceleration (this method can be used by those with mental cleanliness, but it is not recommended)
Disclaimer: This method was first released by the player YYP in September 2010. It is different from the previous mouse_fix.reg.mouse_fix.reg is a patch made by players according to their personal preferences to adjust the mouse acceleration. There are many problems, please stop use.
Copy the following content to Notepad, delete the space before each line, note that there are 1 carriage return and 2 half-width spaces after each string of numbers, and save them as NoMAccel.reg, double-click to import and log out or restart.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
You can directly enter the game without adding a command. This method is suitable for XP and later operating systems, but the mouse sensitivity in CS needs to be re-adjusted according to the feel. (Note: The sensitivity of this method may be different according to different resolutions, which has not been confirmed by experiments. Therefore, if you use this method, please use a fixed resolution)
If you want to restore the system default value, import the following content in the same way
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
“SmoothMouseYCurve”=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,b8,5e,01,00,00,00,00,00,cd,4c,\ 05,00,00,00 ,00,00,cd,4c,18,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,38,02,00,00,00,00
3.How to change the color of your mouse?
Do you want your mouse to be a different color? In fact, it is not difficult. You can buy self-spray paint online in a variety of colors. Before painting, remove the mouse shell and wash off the stains and oil on it. After drying, sand it again with 2000-grit sandpaper, and then remove the gray stains. The above method is to ensure the adhesion of the spray paint. For spray painting, you can spray the primer you want first, and then cut the white paper into the hollow figure you want. Overlay spray paint where you want the mouse. This will make a complete change. Spray paint evenly and not too thickly.
Heat-shrinkable color-changing film, put on the color film after the shell is disassembled, shrink the heat gun, and finally put it back. The advantage of this is that the color is durable and will not fade, while the painting operation is complicated and the paint wears off a little too quickly.
Glossy spray paint is made by spraying a layer of protective varnish on the surface of the parts after the mouse parts are painted. Since the varnish has a good protective effect on the primer, the primer only needs to consider the adhesion and appearance performance, so the surface design with glossy spray paint is also more abundant in the choice of primer.
Different from the metallic glossy frosted spray paint, the glossy spray paint has the advantages of strong adhesion to the painted surface, and at the same time, the wear resistance is also more outstanding. However, compared with fine-grained spray paint, the surface is smoother, but the anti-sweat and anti-skid effect is poor, and the actual use feeling is average. Because glossy spray paint can give the mouse a better visual appearance, it is widely used in mouse mods.
The skin-like surface can also be used on a mouse for a long time. The surface of the material is matte or semi-matte, and the hand feel is quite delicate and smooth. It is widely used by competitive peripheral manufacturers such as Razer and Steelseries in their game peripheral products. superior. The skin-like surface is made of rubber paint sprayed on the surface of the parts. Due to the different additives used in paint adjustment, the surface of the skin-like material of different manufacturers’ products will have different touches.
The skin-like surface feels delicate and soft, and is comfortable to use. However, its surface adhesion and wear resistance are average. After long-term use, it will react with the air after being eroded by hand sweat, and it is prone to peeling. A large number of mice such as IE3.0, MX518, Sidewinder and Ring snake have suffered from this problem.
Coarse matte rubber paint surface material is relatively rare. It first appeared on the small matte shell of the Logitech G9 mouse, and was later applied to the side skirts of the Logitech G500 and G700 mice. The surface of the rough matte rubber paint is also sprayed with rubber paint, but the spraying process is different. The surface texture of the mouse is extremely rough, and there is a feeling of touching sandpaper.
Coarse matte rubber paint is not very good for some players due to its extremely rough surface. However, the rough surface has greater surface friction, so the anti-slip effect is better. Even if the player uses the palm for a long time to sweat, it will not affect the operation of the mouse. However, since the surface of the rough matte rubber paint is sprayed with rubber paint, after long-term use, the paint surface will also be worn out, exposing the internal plastic material.
In addition to the above-mentioned spray paints on the mouse surface, and in pursuit of durability, the mouse molds are directly treated with polishing, biting, etc., so that the injection-molded mouse parts directly have different surface textures. Since the palm of the hand wears relatively little plastic material, the surface texture durability of the mouse with the plastic surface treatment material is relatively longer than that of the painted surface.
Since the plastic surface is already extremely smooth, the surface of the mouse does not change much even after palm rubbing. Therefore, the appearance life of the polished plastic surface is extremely long. A mouse will not change its appearance if the surface is not scratched by hard objects from birth to the end of its life. However, because the surface finish of the mirror surface is not as good as the polished plastic surface, because the surface is extremely smooth, the anti-sweat and anti-skid performance is relatively general, and the surface of the mouse is easy to accumulate sweat. Players with a lot of sweat may need to use it for a few hours before wiping the surface of the mouse. Clean, so that the accumulated sweat and dirt will not affect the mouse feel.