Additional Installation Notes

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Digitizer Requirements

The correct operation of FitalyVirtual depends highly on the precision of the digitizer.

If your device has been used extensively with Graffiti and the Graffiti area is worn out by this usage, you may experience mis-taps with FitalyVirtual as the digitizer will produce incorrect tap coordinates. Note that the single taps required by FitalyVirtual are different in nature from the moves required by Graffiti: More precision is required for single taps as the averaging effect of moving across several points is not available.

Consequently, the use of FitalyVirtual may reveal preexisting digitizer problems that were previously unnoticed in Graffiti usage. In particular heavy usage of Graffiti may have damaged the center left area, causing problems around the letters d and i, where most Graffiti gestures start.

You can use tools such as TealEcho or the freeware Graffiti Aid by Chris Crawford to check the condition of the digitizer. (If a digitizer is faulty, these tools may show an irregular or spotty line when drawing a straight line.) Check also for the absence of the so-called tap bug and for possible cures. If these fail, the only way to fix this problem is to have the screen repaired.

If you are experiencing digitizer problems, try to use the Sure Mode which you can select in the Operation Mode panel of FitalySetup. While slightly slower, the sure mode is often able to compensate for mild digitizer defects and deliver a better precision. (On the other hand, if your digitizer is in perfect condition, the normal mode allows faster entry.)

On this subject, see also the article by Hannes Frischat "What to to about the tap bug" in the Fitaly FAQ.

 

Compatibility/Incompatibility

The FitalyVirtual3Os5.prc release, dated 2004-07-20, works with Palm OS 5 devices such as the Sony Clié TH55, NX80, NX73, NX70, NX60, and NZ90.

The current release of FitalyVirtual3.prc, dated 2004-07-20, works with Palm OS 4 on the Sony Clié NR70.

FitalyVirtual works with essentially all applications. Known incompatibilities exist with the following applications:

Partial incompatibilities exist with the following applications:

  • TealEcho
— incompatibility with sliding
  • EVEdit
— incompatibility with the Graffiti echo feature
  • TextPlus
— incompatibility with the Graffiti echo feature

This list is based on the releases dated 2004-07-20 and may or may not apply to later releases.


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