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Old 09-13-07, 05:58 PM   #1
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Wireless Mouse.

OK, so it's 2007 and i just got a wireless mouse. So sue me. Anyway, the thing is hard to get used to. It is probably because my old mouse was a POS, but this thing seems spastic. I tried to calibrate it via control panel, but still it seems odd. Maybe i just need to get used to it? Ideas?
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Old 09-13-07, 05:59 PM   #2
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add a wire to it?
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Old 09-13-07, 06:10 PM   #3
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Old 09-13-07, 06:14 PM   #4
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What kind is it? I'm diggin' my Logitech VX Revolution
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Old 09-13-07, 06:31 PM   #5
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MIcrosoft Wireless Notebook Optical 3000. I downoaded the program/driver and it works better.
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if you go to control panel, and click on mouse, you can adjust all sorts of sensitivity levels.
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Old 09-13-07, 06:37 PM   #7
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. I tried to calibrate it via control panel, but still it seems odd. Maybe i just need to get used to it? Ideas?
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Old 09-13-07, 06:38 PM   #8
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I can haz reeding skilz plz thx.
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Well try getting used to it then...
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I'm waiting for Logitech to make Bluetooth mice, rather than its own spectrum.
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Old 09-13-07, 09:16 PM   #11
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You said it is a notebook mouse. I have an HP 4500 series laptop. I thought I was going to need a mouse when the mouse buttons on the touchpad became less and less responsive. I used Device Manager to learn the maker of the touchpad and went to its web page where I downloaded new drivers. With the new drivers came an instruction manual that told me how to program different regions of the touchpad to perform the functions of the mousebuttons and several other functions. Your touchpad probably has the same programmable capabilities.
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Old 09-13-07, 10:33 PM   #12
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Nothing wrong with old'n busted.

My dad gave me this mouse when he bought a computer in 1998. I use it on my $2500 MacBook Pro.



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Old 09-14-07, 07:04 AM   #13
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Aaargh.. mouse ball!!

Sorry, we have killed those off. My wife just got a new mouse because the old one kept disconnecting from windows - stopped responding, then "new hardware found". Also the bottom of the mouse was getting worn out.

She might need a new keyboard soon - she is wearing through the spacebar. You can see the support struts through the top of the bar. Also the wristrest is worn smooth in some areas. I think she types a bit.
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Old 09-14-07, 07:41 AM   #14
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I was fine with mouse balls, until mine finally shot craps. The cord never really was long enough to reach the computer, so when i needed a new one i just opted for wireless.
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Old 09-14-07, 11:43 AM   #15
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I don't mind wireless mice for notebooks, but for a desktop, I can't stand them. The batteries make the thing too heavy for one thing. Of course I am basing this off of my experience with wireless mice from 1997...
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Touchpad FTW!!!!!
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Old 09-14-07, 12:26 PM   #17
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I was using a wireless mouse on a plane once, and was on the same frequency as the wireless mouse used by the guy sitting next to me. It was actually pretty funny watching him try to figure out why his cursor was jumping all over the place and programs were opening and closing on him. That's when I decided a wired travel mouse was probably a better option. The wireless now collects dust in my desk drawer .
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<<<< Logitech MX518 + Xtrac Ripper XL Mousepad.

It may very well be the most kickass combination of mousing products on the market.

About your new wireless (Arghz0rz) mouse: You will likely have to turn down the sensitivity a fair bit, as the resolution of modern mice is rather high compared to older mice.

For example, my old MS Intellimouse (The first one) ran at 200 DPI, where as my new MX518, runs at 800 DPI, but can also be switched to 400 DPI and 1600 DPI (!!!1) using two buttons on the mouse itself.
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Old 09-15-07, 11:38 AM   #19
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wireless mice that take batteries tend to eat them up fast. I like the wireless mice that sit on (or rest next to) a cradle that recharges them when not in use. or at least get 2 sets of rechargable AA's so when one goes out just quickly swap the batteries and put the deads in the charger.

I had a Gyroscopic mouse for a while that was pretty neat, you pointed it at stuff kinda like a Wii remote or you could set it on the desk and it would become a wireless optical mouse. pretty neat but not my thing. was fun for shoot em up games for a while.

i'm still an optical wired fan my cord was too small but i found a 3 ft usb extender and now its good.

i also have a couple trackballs that you wear like a ring and have a trigger you pull to click the mouse and run the ball with your thumb.
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