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Dell TP713 Wireless Touchpad

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by 1NJ85D, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. 1NJ85D

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    Just a guess but most likely as a mouse for the touchscreen. Not certain if it's actually true but it's very interesting that PC peripheral like a touch pad would work with the Tesla computer. Implies you could connect a keyboard... Maybe.
     
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    Or even better - a floppy disk drive.
     
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    Keyboards do not work. Confirmed with Tesla and via experimentation.
     
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    Keyboards used to work before FW v4.5 back in 2013.
     
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    I think a USB floppy drive has been found to work, but not a hard drive, or CD/DVD player.

    Any USB HID device that emulates a mouse would work, trackball, touchpad, anything... and yes it's to mouse around and select things on the 17". Try it! Moving and left button work as expected. Any other button on the mouse seems to do weird things, like half hearted attempts scroll window contents.

    I give the mouse to kids in the back and now I have FULL VOICE COMMAND over anything on the console. They do what I ask. It's excellent! I named my kid Siri.
     
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    Floppy drives work because they are FAT16. CDs don't work because they are CDFS. I'm guessing CDFS is disabled in the car's OS. Most embedded Linux distros do away with it.
     
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    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Good stuff.

    "Hey Siri!"

    You should name your next kid Cortana.

    :)
     

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