Mouse suggestions


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rfdjr1

After over 20 years of using nothing but Logitech for keyboards and mice, I've
given up on them. I currently have three Logitech mice, one of which I just
bought a week ago trying to resolve problems, and nothing seems to correct the
situation, which is jerk movement half the time, to the point I walk away from
the computer as I can't do much at all. One of the mice is a Bluetooth
connection, the other two use the Logitech unifying receivers.

I do not want to go back to a wired mouse. Can anyone suggest a good quality
wireless mouse that's reliable and doesn't make the cursor jump all over the
screen. Hopefully on that has a small USB receiever that will plug in and be
forgotten. I appreciate any suggestions.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64bit.

Thanks.
 
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Drew

After over 20 years of using nothing but Logitech for keyboards and mice, I've
given up on them. I currently have three Logitech mice, one of which I just
bought a week ago trying to resolve problems, and nothing seems to correct the
situation, which is jerk movement half the time, to the point I walk away from
the computer as I can't do much at all. One of the mice is a Bluetooth
connection, the other two use the Logitech unifying receivers.

I do not want to go back to a wired mouse. Can anyone suggest a good quality
wireless mouse that's reliable and doesn't make the cursor jump all over the
screen. Hopefully on that has a small USB receiever that will plug in and be
forgotten. I appreciate any suggestions.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64bit.

Thanks.
Well the first question is,,,,, What do you do with it? Game? Cad?.
Personally I would like to know before I suggest something so I am not
way off base in what you need. I use to be a diehard cordless mouse user
then I discovered the most reliable corded mouse there is in my opinion.
Over the years I used Microsoft,Logitech and many others and got tired
of batteries dying or jumpy mice. Switched to a Razer corded about 6 yrs
ago or more and have never had a problem since. Very fast very agile as
well as offers "shift on the fly" control for more precise actions. Not
cheap but will last a long time!
 
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Paul in Houston TX

After over 20 years of using nothing but Logitech for keyboards and mice, I've
given up on them. I currently have three Logitech mice, one of which I just
bought a week ago trying to resolve problems, and nothing seems to correct the
situation, which is jerk movement half the time, to the point I walk away from
the computer as I can't do much at all. One of the mice is a Bluetooth
connection, the other two use the Logitech unifying receivers.

I do not want to go back to a wired mouse. Can anyone suggest a good quality
wireless mouse that's reliable and doesn't make the cursor jump all over the
screen. Hopefully on that has a small USB receiever that will plug in and be
forgotten. I appreciate any suggestions.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64bit.

Thanks.
They work at 2.4 GHz, same as your wireless modem, computer,
blue tooth, land line remote phone, cell phone, remote controls, etc.
Turn off ALL wireless transmitters except the mouse and
see if it helps.

My company threw out scores of wireless mice and kb's of
different brands several years ago because they are not reliable.
 
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G. Ross

Paul said:
They work at 2.4 GHz, same as your wireless modem, computer,
blue tooth, land line remote phone, cell phone, remote controls, etc.
Turn off ALL wireless transmitters except the mouse and
see if it helps.

My company threw out scores of wireless mice and kb's of
different brands several years ago because they are not reliable.
I have three Logitech M305 wireless meese, two on Win7 64, one on an
XP. Have never had this problem, but Irritated that they cannot be
programmed for the middle (wheel) button to be a double click. Fixed
this with a little program called X-mouse that CAN be programmed for a
double click.

BTW love my Samsung notebook because it has a switch to disable the
touchpad. My thumbs would hover over it while typing and cause cursor
motion.
 
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rfdjr1

Well the first question is,,,,, What do you do with it? Game? Cad?.
Personally I would like to know before I suggest something so I am not
way off base in what you need. I use to be a diehard cordless mouse user
then I discovered the most reliable corded mouse there is in my opinion.
Over the years I used Microsoft,Logitech and many others and got tired
of batteries dying or jumpy mice. Switched to a Razer corded about 6 yrs
ago or more and have never had a problem since. Very fast very agile as
well as offers "shift on the fly" control for more precise actions. Not
cheap but will last a long time!
The only games I play are the Windows games like Solitaire, Freecell, and a
Scrabble game I have. The rest of it is web browsing, email, newsgroups. No
gaming as such, no CAD, nothing fancy. Some photo work too but not a lot.
 
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(PeteCresswell)

Per (e-mail address removed):
I do not want to go back to a wired mouse. Can anyone suggest a good quality
wireless mouse that's reliable and doesn't make the cursor jump all over the
screen. Hopefully on that has a small USB receiever that will plug in and be
forgotten. I appreciate any suggestions.
I've had a half-dozen of Microsoft Wireless Multimedia Keyboard/Mouse
1.1. Been beating on them for over 5 years with no problems.

AA batteries, but they last a loooong time.

The receiver is more like a hockey puck on a USB cable.


For just a mouse with an itty-bitty USB receiver, I've been using a
Microsoft folding "ArcMouse" for several years and think it's a *Really*
slick implementation for somebody who wants it to use with a laptop. AAA
batteries, but they seem to last for a very long time.
 
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Ken Blake

I do not want to go back to a wired mouse. Can anyone suggest a good quality
wireless mouse that's reliable and doesn't make the cursor jump all over the
screen.

I've asked this question (here?) before, but let me ask it again. Why
do you find a wireless a wireless mouse to be better than a wired one?

I've tried several wireless mice and always gone back to a regular
wired one, which I've found to be much better. I see no real advantage
to a wireless mouse, but I'm all ears if you can convince me that I'm
wrong.
 
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OldGuy

(e-mail address removed) explained on 6/24/2013 :
After over 20 years of using nothing but Logitech for keyboards and mice,
I've given up on them. I currently have three Logitech mice, one of which I
just bought a week ago trying to resolve problems, and nothing seems to
correct the situation, which is jerk movement half the time, to the point I
walk away from the computer as I can't do much at all. One of the mice is a
Bluetooth connection, the other two use the Logitech unifying receivers.

I do not want to go back to a wired mouse. Can anyone suggest a good quality
wireless mouse that's reliable and doesn't make the cursor jump all over the
screen. Hopefully on that has a small USB receiever that will plug in and be
forgotten. I appreciate any suggestions.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64bit.

Thanks.
Jerk? My experience is that it is not the mouse but is Windows.
I just installed a new PC Win 7 Pro and a wireless deskset that I used
on a previous PC. It all work smoothly there. Now on the new PC it
jerked all the time.

I went to MS and downloaded the appropriate mouse and keyboard drivers
and the jerk went away. It is smooth as silk now. I am using a MS
wireless deskset.

BTW this deskset is approximately six feet from the wireless receiver
plugged into the front USB port on the PC. Occasionally I get signal
blocking from some object in the way. That caused jerking also.

Also, make sure you have a proper mouse pad. Many surfaces will cause
the on screen mouse cursor to jump. I have had that happen too.
Now I use an even textured blue mouse pad and have had zero problems.

Right now I am on a table surface with no mouse pad and a wired mouse.
In this case it is more about the surface the mouse runs on.

So: get the latest drivers, get a good mouse pad, keep obstructions
between mouse/keyboard and receiver out of the way and don't run the
wireless mouse too far from the USB receiver.

These all got me in the past. Now no problems.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

After over 20 years of using nothing but Logitech for keyboards and mice, I've
given up on them. I currently have three Logitech mice, one of which I just
bought a week ago trying to resolve problems, and nothing seems to correct the
situation, which is jerk movement half the time, to the point I walk away from
the computer as I can't do much at all. One of the mice is a Bluetooth
connection, the other two use the Logitech unifying receivers.

I do not want to go back to a wired mouse. Can anyone suggest a good quality
wireless mouse that's reliable and doesn't make the cursor jump all over the
screen. Hopefully on that has a small USB receiever that will plug in and be
forgotten. I appreciate any suggestions.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64bit.

Thanks.
If you hadn't mentioned a brand to avoid, I would have suggested
Logitech :)

I suspect your problem is elsewhere.

A corded mouse may be what you need.
 
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SC Tom

Ken Blake said:
I've asked this question (here?) before, but let me ask it again. Why
do you find a wireless a wireless mouse to be better than a wired one?

I've tried several wireless mice and always gone back to a regular
wired one, which I've found to be much better. I see no real advantage
to a wireless mouse, but I'm all ears if you can convince me that I'm
wrong.
Because of the style of desk I have, a wired mouse is more trouble than it's
worth. The mouse ledge (for lack of a better description) is about 2" lower
than the desk top, with a solid wall behind it. No matter how I route a
cord, it always seems to bind and push the mouse on its own, making the
cursor track on its own. I have a MS Wireless Natural Laser Mouse 6000
(about 4 or 5 years old), and I have had no trouble with it. Battery life is
~6 months with two AA batteries.

I guess I could buy another desk that would be more mouse "tail" friendly,
but this one is just the right height for me, my mouse and keyboard, and my
monitor. Plus it's big enough for my 23" monitor and my 17" laptop to
coexist (and all the other "'crap' that seems to end up on it), so I'd
really hate to give it up to accommodate a wired mouse, IYKWIM :)
 
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Ed Cryer

SC said:
Because of the style of desk I have, a wired mouse is more trouble than
it's worth. The mouse ledge (for lack of a better description) is about
2" lower than the desk top, with a solid wall behind it. No matter how I
route a cord, it always seems to bind and push the mouse on its own,
making the cursor track on its own. I have a MS Wireless Natural Laser
Mouse 6000 (about 4 or 5 years old), and I have had no trouble with it.
Battery life is ~6 months with two AA batteries.

I guess I could buy another desk that would be more mouse "tail"
friendly, but this one is just the right height for me, my mouse and
keyboard, and my monitor. Plus it's big enough for my 23" monitor and my
17" laptop to coexist (and all the other "'crap' that seems to end up on
it), so I'd really hate to give it up to accommodate a wired mouse,
IYKWIM :)
I've adopted a nice little trick with a wired mouse. The wire runs to
the back of the desk, down to the tower unit. I've applied a strip of
sellotape where it meets the desk back. It's tried and tested here over
many years. It prevents mouse slip, stops abrasive wear on the wire and
is very unobtrusive and easy to replace.

Ed
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Because of the style of desk I have, a wired mouse is more trouble than it's
worth. The mouse ledge (for lack of a better description) is about 2" lower
than the desk top, with a solid wall behind it. No matter how I route a
cord, it always seems to bind and push the mouse on its own, making the
cursor track on its own. I have a MS Wireless Natural Laser Mouse 6000
(about 4 or 5 years old), and I have had no trouble with it. Battery life is
~6 months with two AA batteries.

I guess I could buy another desk that would be more mouse "tail" friendly,
but this one is just the right height for me, my mouse and keyboard, and my
monitor. Plus it's big enough for my 23" monitor and my 17" laptop to
coexist (and all the other "'crap' that seems to end up on it), so I'd
really hate to give it up to accommodate a wired mouse, IYKWIM :)
Even without a wall, I have always been happier with cordless mouses for
reasons you cite. My current set is a Logitech muse & keyboard pair,
K520 + M310. I use rechargeable batteries.

However, I lose enough characters that I have begun to wonder whether
the fault lies in my keyboard or in me :)
 
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Gene E. Bloch

My current set is a Logitech muse & keyboard pair, K520 + M310.
And of course, the Logitech Muse helps me write my novels, plays, poems,
and programs.
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

On Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:02:17 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch" <not-
(e-mail address removed)> wrote in article <1eonov47nnl83
[email protected]>...
Even without a wall, I have always been happier with cordless mouses for
reasons you cite. My current set is a Logitech muse & keyboard pair,
K520 + M310. I use rechargeable batteries.

However, I lose enough characters that I have begun to wonder whether
the fault lies in my keyboard or in me :)
I'd love to use a wireless mouse (or even muse) & keyboard but I use a
KVM both at home and office and I've yet to find a set that works
properly with my KVM. :-(

Oh well, stuck in the dark ages I guess.
 
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Ken Blake

Because of the style of desk I have, a wired mouse is more trouble than it's
worth. The mouse ledge (for lack of a better description) is about 2" lower
than the desk top, with a solid wall behind it. No matter how I route a
cord, it always seems to bind and push the mouse on its own, making the
cursor track on its own. I have a MS Wireless Natural Laser Mouse 6000
(about 4 or 5 years old), and I have had no trouble with it. Battery life is
~6 months with two AA batteries.

I guess I could buy another desk that would be more mouse "tail" friendly,
but this one is just the right height for me, my mouse and keyboard, and my
monitor. Plus it's big enough for my 23" monitor and my 17" laptop to
coexist (and all the other "'crap' that seems to end up on it), so I'd
really hate to give it up to accommodate a wired mouse, IYKWIM :)

I understand. That seems like a perfectly good reason, but it pertains
to you, rather than to everyone.

Thanks for the explanation.
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

I've asked this question (here?) before, but let me ask it again. Why
do you find a wireless a wireless mouse to be better than a wired one?
My biggest annoyance at the mouse tail is the constant drag (when
pulled toward you) and pressure (when pushed away from you) that you
get from the cord, plus its tendency to catch on things as it moves. I
like a smooth, almost frictionless, consistent feel to the mouse and I
have real difficulty trying to achieve this with a wired mouse.

Secondary, but nearly as annoying, is the need to manage the cable -
that is, get it from the back of the PC to the desired mousing surface.
At work this isn't much of an issue, though I almost always need a USB
extension to achieve it. But at home I have my workspace set up as an
easy chair with a mousing surface on the arm of the chair and I place
the keyboard in my lap. So every time I get up or sit down I'm
constantly having to move the mouse and keyboard cables out of my way.
If they were wireless, I wouldn't have to do that particular song &
dance.
 
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SC Tom

Ed Cryer said:
I've adopted a nice little trick with a wired mouse. The wire runs to the
back of the desk, down to the tower unit. I've applied a strip of
sellotape where it meets the desk back. It's tried and tested here over
many years. It prevents mouse slip, stops abrasive wear on the wire and is
very unobtrusive and easy to replace.
Believe me, Ed, when I say I have tried every feasible (and some unfeasible)
routings/taping/tacking that you can think of :) At one point, I was ready
to drill a hole through the wall just large enough to run my plug and cord
through, but since the desk is quite old, I didn't want to ruin what
(possible) value it may have by drilling holes in it.

Part of the problem is not only the 2" drop from the desk top, but the fact
that the ledge isn't that deep, either. I have just enough room for a mouse
and the heel of my hand before the front of the mouse is about 1-1.5" from
the wall. If I try to go up and over the top, the cord pushes the mouse back
(towards the front edge). If I try to route the wire to right around the
side of the desk, then the bend in the wire tries to push the mouse around
to the left. I couldn't seem to win for losing, hence the move to cordless.
I'm so used to it now I don't know if I could go back to corded even if I
wanted to.
 
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Buffalo

wrote in message news:[email protected]
After over 20 years of using nothing but Logitech for keyboards and mice,
I've
given up on them. I currently have three Logitech mice, one of which I just
bought a week ago trying to resolve problems, and nothing seems to correct
the
situation, which is jerk movement half the time, to the point I walk away
from
the computer as I can't do much at all. One of the mice is a Bluetooth
connection, the other two use the Logitech unifying receivers.

I do not want to go back to a wired mouse. Can anyone suggest a good
quality
wireless mouse that's reliable and doesn't make the cursor jump all over
the
screen. Hopefully on that has a small USB receiever that will plug in and
be
forgotten. I appreciate any suggestions.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64bit.

Thanks.
If you would like a smaller wireless mouse with a very stubby usb antennae,
this laptop mouse is excellent with battery life (1 AA and lasts for at
least six months) and it even has a place to store the antennae in the
mouse itself.
Course, I don't know the range of the mouse/usb antennae, but it is at least
12 feet.
However, this mouse has only two buttons and a wheel that can be tilted,
clicked and moved sideways. Unfortunately it is a Logitech model (I've had
great luck with their mice).
If you're interested, it is model M315.
 
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choro

Believe me, Ed, when I say I have tried every feasible (and some
unfeasible) routings/taping/tacking that you can think of :) At one
point, I was ready to drill a hole through the wall just large enough to
run my plug and cord through, but since the desk is quite old, I didn't
want to ruin what (possible) value it may have by drilling holes in it.

Part of the problem is not only the 2" drop from the desk top, but the
fact that the ledge isn't that deep, either. I have just enough room for
a mouse and the heel of my hand before the front of the mouse is about
1-1.5" from the wall. If I try to go up and over the top, the cord
pushes the mouse back (towards the front edge). If I try to route the
wire to right around the side of the desk, then the bend in the wire
tries to push the mouse around to the left. I couldn't seem to win for
losing, hence the move to cordless. I'm so used to it now I don't know
if I could go back to corded even if I wanted to.
Oh, go and get yourself a mouse with a SOFT chord. Lay the chord so that
you have a slack just behind the mouse and bob's your uncle. You can
immobilize the chord with any weight over it so that you have a few
inches of slack just behind the mouse. The chord will curl up a bit in
that position but IF you buy a decent mouse with a decent SOFT chord it
will not screw around with the cat. Else it gets RANDY and wants to
screw the cat!
 
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choro

My biggest annoyance at the mouse tail is the constant drag (when
pulled toward you) and pressure (when pushed away from you) that you
get from the cord, plus its tendency to catch on things as it moves. I
like a smooth, almost frictionless, consistent feel to the mouse and I
have real difficulty trying to achieve this with a wired mouse.

Secondary, but nearly as annoying, is the need to manage the cable -
that is, get it from the back of the PC to the desired mousing surface.
At work this isn't much of an issue, though I almost always need a USB
extension to achieve it. But at home I have my workspace set up as an
easy chair with a mousing surface on the arm of the chair and I place
the keyboard in my lap. So every time I get up or sit down I'm
constantly having to move the mouse and keyboard cables out of my way.
If they were wireless, I wouldn't have to do that particular song &
dance.

Oh, my God, the lengths people go to just over mouse tails. Get one with
a soft pliable chord for heaven's sake, secure it to the table with
anything such as anything with a bit of weight and make sure the chord
forms a loop in the air just behind the bum of the mouse. That way you
have all the pliability as the curl gets smaller or bigger accoriding to
how you move the mouse. PURRRFECT is how the cat purrs as the mouse
screws it! --
choro
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