Mouse suggestions


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Ken Blake

Ken Blake said:
[.....]
Someone with a mouse problem might want to try a trackball if he never
has, but to suggest that it will certainly be the perfect solution to
his problem is just silly.

Hmmm. . . . "certainly be the perfect solution"? If I had written that,
I would certainly have been wrong. But . . . I didn't.

Sorry, I didn't mean to say that you had. I was replying to both you
and Leala, and that statement was addressed to what Leala said.
 
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James Silverton

I haven't tried rechargeables, I've thought about it but Costco is
close and I get Duracell AAs in packs of 40 so I never get around to
trying rechargeables.... One day very soon I have to make the trek to
Fry's Electronic so I'll see what they have.

Anyone have recommendations as to brand?


I sort of like cats but I'm very allergic so I avoid them.
Rechargeable batteries might work but you have to remember to charge
them, probably overnight. Three months or more from one AA battery is
not too bad.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Ken Blake said:
[.....]
Someone with a mouse problem might want to try a trackball if he never
has, but to suggest that it will certainly be the perfect solution to
his problem is just silly.
Hmmm. . . . "certainly be the perfect solution"? If I had written that,
I would certainly have been wrong. But . . . I didn't.
Sorry, I didn't mean to say that you had. I was replying to both you
and Leala, and that statement was addressed to what Leala said.
Meanwhile, no one seems to have suggested a trackpad.

They are available for desktop computers; they sit to the side of the
keyboard and never move.

Of course, many owners of laptops immediately get a small mouse so they
don't have to use the trackpad. I'm not in that camp; I find trackpads
OK on a laptop and I don't really want to carry an extra mouse and a
desk to put it on :)

Anyway, it might be a useful idea for some people...

(I use a wireless mouse on my desktop.)
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Have you tried rechargeable batteries? Any comment on them?
I use them. When the ones in the mouse or keyboard fade, I use the
spares and immediately recharge the ones that I took out. The spares
hold their charge long enough when idle to make that a practical scheme.
I'm with you entirely! I'd rather have a mouse cord than a cat any
day. Many years ago we had a cat for a few months. We didn't get
along. He used to sit on the top of the refrigerator and wait for me
to come home from work so he could pounce!
Are you sure he wasn't just being friendly? :)
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Perhaps you failed to read my post in its entirety. There is no way to
do what you suggest with my home system, and the stiffness or softness
of the "chord" (perhaps you mean "cord"?) will make no difference
whatsoever. As far as work goes, I have achieved something that mostly
eliminates the issue but having already tried your method I can tell
you it is insufficient for my particular layout. Honestly, I've never
seen any real difference between the various mouse cords anyway. And,
as is often the case in a work environment, we don't have the option to
choose our equipment, so I cannot say if a soft pliable cable is able
to help.
I've never seen a mouse "chord" pliable enough to not move the mouse
when I remove my hand from it.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

wrote in message news:[email protected]
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.
antenna = singular

antennae = plural
 
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choro

I've never seen a mouse "chord" pliable enough to not move the mouse
when I remove my hand from it.
Oh yes, if you make sure there is a spiral O loop in the cord just
behind the mouse. The loop will get larger or smaller depending on the
mouse movement. This way the mouse doesn't move when you let go of the
mouse. The cord is pliable enough not to cause any such unwanted
movement. My cord is more or less "fixed" behind the loop and I find a
2"/5cm loop sufficient to give me all the movement I need. Naturally I
have the mouse set for high response with minimum movement. I hardly
ever move my wrist which rests on the table just in front of the mouse's
teeth and it's never bitten me!. Just use the fingers.

V-I Chord Progression is the Perfect Cadence or Climax ;-) by the way.
And the I - V the Imperfect Cadence! Bit like PE (Premature Ejaculation)!
 
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choro

"charlie" escreveu na mensagem

You don't suppose that something else is causing the problem?
I've used Logitech wireless trackballs (M570) for some years on win XP
to Win 8 without the problems you are having.

I don't understand "Don't like cordless mouse because it needs energy
on the mouse"
Generally any wireless device requires a power source.

I mean with wifi mouse you have to change batteries or recharge, wired
mouse stays always on.
No, a wired mouse doesn't always stay on. It is ON only when the
computer is switched on. When you cut off power to the computer the poor
mouse starves to death IF the cat has not got it before then!
 
K

Ken Blake

Meanwhile, no one seems to have suggested a trackpad.

They are available for desktop computers; they sit to the side of the
keyboard and never move.

Of course, many owners of laptops immediately get a small mouse so they
don't have to use the trackpad. I'm not in that camp; I find trackpads
OK on a laptop and I don't really want to carry an extra mouse and a
desk to put it on :)


I'm in that camp. I find touchpads even worse than trackballs. I
always pack a small mouse with my laptop when I travel.

But again, we're all different, and I don't want to try to convince
anyone that my point of view is better than his.
 
K

Ken Blake

I use them. When the ones in the mouse or keyboard fade, I use the
spares and immediately recharge the ones that I took out. The spares
hold their charge long enough when idle to make that a practical scheme.


Are you sure he wasn't just being friendly? :)

You mean it as a joke, I assume, but I've long thought that that was a
possibly.

But his reason didn't matter to me. It was the result that I reacted
to, and I hated him.
 
K

Ken Blake

I've never seen a mouse "chord" pliable enough to not move the mouse
when I remove my hand from it.

I've never thought about this before, but your message prompted me to
try it a few times. When I remove my hand from my mouse, it doesn't
move at all.
 
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Ken Blake

antenna = singular

antennae = plural

Your point, of course, is that "antennae" is plural, not singular, and
of course you are right. But let me just add that "antennae" is the
Latin plural, and the English plural can be either "antennae" or (much
more common these days) "antennas."
 
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charlie

No, a wired mouse doesn't always stay on. It is ON only when the
computer is switched on. When you cut off power to the computer the poor
mouse starves to death IF the cat has not got it before then!
Except when the P/C does not turn completely off, and it's set to turn
on when the mouse is moved!
 
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Buffalo

"Ken Blake" wrote in message
I've never thought about this before, but your message prompted me to
try it a few times. When I remove my hand from my mouse, it doesn't
move at all.
Neither does mine, but it weighs 5 lbs. :)
 
D

Drew

Except when the P/C does not turn completely off, and it's set to turn
on when the mouse is moved!
Kinda like a door is a door except when it is ajar?
 
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Gene E. Bloch

You mean it as a joke, I assume, but I've long thought that that was a
possibly.

But his reason didn't matter to me. It was the result that I reacted
to, and I hated him.
Fair enough...

After all, how is the road to hell paved? :)

I half meant it as a joke; the other half is that I don't fully
understand cat.

But ultimately, I don't see how it could really be meant as a friendly
greeting.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Your point, of course, is that "antennae" is plural, not singular, and
of course you are right. But let me just add that "antennae" is the
Latin plural, and the English plural can be either "antennae" or (much
more common these days) "antennas."
But not relevant in this instance. After all, he didn't say antennas...
 
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choro

That's the solution. Thanks!
I see, you expected to keep your hand on the mouse and to move your hand
without moving the mouse! Wish someone could teach me that trick!
 
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Ed Cryer

Gene said:
Fair enough...

After all, how is the road to hell paved? :)

I half meant it as a joke; the other half is that I don't fully
understand cat.

But ultimately, I don't see how it could really be meant as a friendly
greeting.
My dad used to have a cat. I went and mowed his lawn on Sundays, and the
cat would be sitting patiently waiting for me at the front gate at the
right time. And then when I was mowing it used to play with the cable. I
used to have many a conversation with my dad about just how intelligent
cats are; and it would always be sitting in front of us looking from one
to the other as we spoke.
I came to the conclusion that it was far more intelligent than either of
us, but that it wouldn't let on because we might stop feeding it and
giving it position no 1 in the family hierarchy.

Ed
 

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