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What Kind Of Computer Mouse Do You Use?  
User currently offlinedragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3030 times:

I have 2 mouses and I hate them both. One is a Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500. I hate it because it has a button on the right side of the mouse that that you can use it like a back button. It is in a bad spot because my finger keeps hitting it.

The other mouse I have is a Mirosoft Comfort Mouse 6000. It's a ok mouse, the only thing I don't like about it is the scroll wheel. It has a Detent scroll wheel (I like the free scrolling kind). And the scroll wheel has a 2 second delay.

What kind of mouse do you guys use? I am thinking of getting a third mouse, what would you reccomend?


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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

Hi!

On this computer I use a (very) old Microsoft white rollerball mouse. Works just fine except you have to clean the rollers inside every now and then. I also use a CRT monitor!

I don't think you can buy rollerball mice anymore but if I was to go for a new one I would go probably for a Microsoft basic optical one. With mice I think simpler is better (and cheaper). The more complicated they get the more of a headache they become.

Good luck with your purchase.

P.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

After quite a number of mice through the years I've switched to an Apple Magic Trackpad which is effectively an even larger version of the trackpads in the MacBooks and I'm happier with that one than with any of the mice before.

http://images.apple.com/magictrackpad/images/hero_1_20100727.png

For me it's basically the equivalent of a mouse with 8 buttons (as currently configured), plus two scroll wheels, minus the wrist strain (among other reasons because it is much flatter than any of the mice and it never needs to be picked up and moved while using it).

(I use BetterTouchTool for custom gesture support beyond the standard ones.)


User currently offlinesccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5392 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2994 times:

I changed to using a trackball (Logitech, iirc), because I was getting a lot of wrist pain from traditional mouse use. Fixed me right up.


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User currently offline3DoorsDown From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500. Love it. My mouse at work has that nasty back button. I hate it.

User currently offlineAcheron From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1529 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

Logitech G500 gaming mouse. Can adjust weight of the mouse and also adjust sensitivity on the fly.

User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3471 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

Logitech trackball

The only problems I have with them are the need to regularly remove the ball and clean the contacts, and the need to nail them down to stop the staff taking them for a walk. All the users here agree that a trackball mouse is far easier to use and far more accurate than a convential type.


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

I still use a Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 4.0 (wired) and wouldn't want to use any other. I've always liked the shape since it fits my hand well.

User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8615 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

I've still got a Logitech MX Laser 1000 sitting around, for very occasional use with my old desktop PC. Back in early 2009, when I got an Apple laptop with a multi-touch trackpad, I thought that I was going to miss that mouse - but I never have, not for a single day.


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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6100 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

I use a trackpoint on my laptop (can't stand pads). On my desktop I use a Razer krait gaming mouse, not that I'm such a gamer, but I like it. I've got gel thingies for my wrists, but in practice I often use the mouse on my lap, that Razer can work on any surface without trouble. It's a gaming mouse but it has only two (large) buttons and the wheel, so no trouble with side buttons.


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User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5247 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

Quoting sccutler (Reply 3):
I changed to using a trackball (Logitech, iirc), because I was getting a lot of wrist pain from traditional mouse use. Fixed me right up.
Quoting Acheron (Reply 5):
Logitech trackball

I too use a Logitech Trackball. The Logitech Cordless Optical TrackMan. Nine function buttons that make my life immensely easier.



Tugg



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User currently offlineaero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

I use, and have used for seven years already, the Logitech MX510



I use the “back”-button for the ’all windows‘-function; the front scroll button for the ’show desktop‘-function; the scroll wheel click for the ’dashboard‘-function; and the rearmost button on top for the ’activate spaces‘-function. It is a neat addition to the usual keyboard shortcuts I use – I still might purchase the Apple Magic Trackpad which Klaus has, because it might “help” me get rid of my biceps cramps I occasionally have got.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 9):
I use a trackpoint on my laptop (can't stand pads).

That depends primarily on the quality of the trackpad in my experience. I've come to prefer it even on the desktop (see above, also see Aloges' post), but it's a far better implementation than I've seen on any PC notebook so far, both in hardware and software.


User currently offlineaero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 12):
I've come to prefer it even on the desktop (see above, also see Aloges' post), but it's a far better implementation than I've seen on any PC notebook so far, both in hardware and software.

Klaus, if you take a look at how I use my Logitech-Mäuschen, then you probably know what I “need” from a mouse – would the trackpad fulfil my needs?   

PS: Ich schulde Dir definitiv eine IM.   


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2797 times:

Quoting aero145 (Reply 13):
Klaus, if you take a look at how I use my Logitech-Mäuschen, then you probably know what I “need” from a mouse – would the trackpad fulfil my needs?

Depends on what you need it for, of course.

Quoting aero145 (Reply 13):
PS: Ich schulde Dir definitiv eine IM.

Nur kein Streß!   


User currently offlineaero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2784 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 14):
Depends on what you need it for, of course.

Aldää, I wrote it here above already!   Here you go: Spaces, show all windows, show desktop, dashboard.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 14):
Nur kein Streß!

Schön, daß Du so geduldig bist.   


User currently onlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2915 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2779 times:

Quoting aero145 (Reply 15):
ldää, I wrote it here above already!   Here you go: Spaces, show all windows, show desktop, dashboard.

It should handle all of those.



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

Quoting aero145 (Reply 15):
Aldää, I wrote it here above already!   Here you go: Spaces, show all windows, show desktop, dashboard.

Even the standard control panel provides those already.

And you can have more with additional tools (such as tip-tap gestures and more in all kinds of combinations).

The pad effectively has more "buttons" than any mouse I've ever had, even though I don't actually use its actual, physical button (I use tap-to-click instead).

That's one of the things I like about it. Mice never had enough buttons for me (and some are still awkward to use), but with the trackpad I simply define more if I want them.  


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26488 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

I use the Apple Magic Mouse and love it . Never have any issues with it at all.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/Amazing-Apple-Magiz-Mouse-2.jpg
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User currently offlinedragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

How long do batteries on a cordless mouse last? I never thought of getting a cordless mouse because I always thought the batteries wouldn't last long and I would have to keep re charging them or getting new ones.


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User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5247 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

Quoting dragon-wings (Reply 19):
How long do batteries on a cordless mouse last? I never thought of getting a cordless mouse because I always thought the batteries wouldn't last long and I would have to keep re charging them or getting new ones.

They last me about 3 to 4 months easily with daily use at work (i.e. using it all the time). It uses two AA's.

Tugg



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User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1169 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

Quoting MD-90 (Reply 7):
I still use a Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 4.0 (wired) and wouldn't want to use any other. I've always liked the shape since it fits my hand well.

Me too. Simple and brilliant. In fact mine might even be an Intellimouse 3!



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User currently offlinejamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2688 times:

On my desktop, I use the Razer Naga Epic. I bought it for gaming, but the buttons are also very handy for browsing as well. (Opening links in a new tab, scrolling through tabs, closing a tab, back, forward, scroll to top of page, etc.)



On my laptop, I either use the built in trackpad, or the Microsoft Arc Touch. It's not the best mouse for ergonomics, but it has a very convenient form factor.



User currently offlinesoftrally From Canada, joined Mar 2012, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

I use a Logitech M515 for my laptop and a Logitech G1 for my desktop. I got the M515 for a great deal- Staples was selling it at $14.50 plus tax=$16.38, which retails for over $40~50. I got the G1 as a bulk version, so I paid about $15 for it. I've had it for about three years, and there haven't been any problems. As for the M515, the speed-scrolling function is awesome!


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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

At home, I have the Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 3000 - sounds like an older one than the two you have, but it has neither of your two problems and I like it.

At work I have had a Dynex, then Logitech wireless mouse, but both are crap with buttons going and the batteries (2x AAA) lasting little time. In fact, my current one the buttons dont work so I use the mouse to move around then the buttons on my laptop to click... I need to get to Best Buy !



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25 nickh : I still use the Microsoft Intellimouse Trackball Explorer (USB) on my Windows machine -- I like the soft touch buttons and general feel/ergonomics and
26 Post contains images aero145 : Cool! I dislike using Fn+F11 and the two other buttons (located inside F3 and F4) to activate my preferences, because it means I cannot use the mouse
27 Klaus : I must say I don't understand what kind of problem you're having. Its front feet are actually physical buttons which register a click when you depres
28 Post contains images aero145 : Well, these shortcuts are available in the mouse thus I don’t need to use the keyboard for them. Of course they’re not life-saving, but definitel
29 Post contains links Klaus : That's where BetterTouchTool comes in: You can assign customized keyboard shortcuts to touchpad gestures with it (among many other things) – includ
30 Post contains images woady : Mine is; Cheap and very cheerful.
31 Post contains images aero145 : I have only one word: AWESOME! That might be the turning point…that is, my definitely wanting to purchase the trackpad. If you won’t take nine mo
32 Post contains images Klaus : The gestation period for my responses is usually a bit below that…
33 kngkyle : Same here. I'm pretty loyal to Logitech because I love Setpoint, the software that controls their mice. My mouse takes a beating too, yet never have
34 Post contains images aero145 : a good one
35 geezer : It's funny that you asked that question just today ! As Klaus is aware, I bought a new iMac 2 or 3 months ago, (which has a blue tooth mouse and a blu
36 Post contains images Klaus : I had thought you would appreciate it for what you're doing. It does, actually, but it is so unobtrusive that you won't notice it right away (unless
37 Post contains images overloaduk : I have a Microsoft Touch Mouse, When I first got it I was unsure what I would think of it but 100% is the best mouse I have ever owned.
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