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Thomas Paul
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My son broke my old mouse so I went out and bought an optical tracking mouse from IBM. I love it. It is by far the easiest mouse to use that I have ever had. You don't even need a mouse pad!


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Jim Yingst
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Optical mice rule. Well worth the few extra bucks. Traditional mice are too annoying to me now.


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Shura Balaganov
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Not to praise MS... :roll: but I have yet to see a better mouse than MS Optical (you know, the ones with nice red light?)
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Michael Matola
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MICE?! Ugh. Who still uses those nasty things.
I've been mousefree both at home and work for over four years. Got me some kick-butt touchpads from Cirque.
Mark Fletcher
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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.
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[ August 06, 2002: Message edited by: Mark Fletcher ]

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M Suguna
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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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Jon Dornback
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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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Eric Pressler
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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?
Mark Fletcher
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Eric,
Youre right, you dont need a mousepad
Thomas Paul
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As long as the surface isn't too shiny (or a glass top) then you do not need a mousepad.
Jim Yingst
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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...
Dave Vick
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And, as an added bonus, you can get a mouse pad in all sorts of cool designs and colors, or even with pictures - the alternative would be to draw on your desk


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Jim Yingst
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Good point. Everyone should have a moosepad.
Paavam Payyan
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Well, my mousepad has an mp3 player in it I am looking for one with a DVD player. :roll:


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Joel McNary
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Originally posted by M Suguna:

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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