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I use the MS Optical mouse and its very good, even for gaming. However even with the lack of moving parts, I find I have to scrub off dirt off the underside of the mouse every once in a while to make moving the mouse more smooth. Despite that, I wouldnt ever go back to a conventional mouse. Quick aside. Does anyone out there find that they use the keyboard more and more for operations? Like for example, navigating the Start menu? I do this quite regularly. Mark [ August 06, 2002: Message edited by: Mark Fletcher ]
Sometime back, my mouse got stuck and I couldn't use it for sometime. That time I started using the keyboard and even after I got my mouse replaced, I couldn't come out from the habbit of using the keyboard. I feel more comfartable with keyboard now Traditional or Optical or Touchpad...nothing as good as a keyboard!
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i have a logitech 2x optical that is very precise. can't go back to the other kind. mouse pads can make a difference though - when i first got it, every once in a while it would freak out and act as if i had quickly moved the mouse to the corner of the screen. i think it was because the pad had a slightly glossy plastic surface - switched to a new pad and haven't had any problems. just don't go buy the cheap $10 generic brands - i tried one and the pointer would jitter around on the screen even when the mouse wasn't being moved, and would not always pick up the movement!
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I've been looking (and salivating) at optical mice for some time now. I thought that if you had an optical mouse you didn't need a mouse pad anymore... just sit it on your desk and move it around. Is this not entirely true? or is there still an advantage to having a mouse pad?
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Eric, Youre right, you dont need a mousepad
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As long as the surface isn't too shiny (or a glass top) then you do not need a mousepad.
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or is there still an advantage to having a mouse pad? Well, it protects the surface of the table from scratches, if that's something you care about. The pad also gives you less dust buildup than other surfaces. And I think it just feels a bit smoother. All very minor effects, but since I had the pad already...
Traditional or Optical or Touchpad...nothing as good as a keyboard!
Quite right, although there are situations where a mouse is easier. For those situations, I prefer a touchpad, because I do not have to move a hand from the keyboard to use it. One thumb on the space bar, one on the touchpad. No problem.
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