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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:56 am    Post subject: What type of mouse are you using? Reply with quote

I use a MS (hell, why??) Wheel mouse usb, but its pretty close to falling appart. im now searching for a good replacement for that.
post what you use.

EDIT: arrgh, posted on the wrong forum. should have gone OTW.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using a Logitech MouseMan Wheel USB Optical for about 3 years now and I have had no problems with it at all - feel, drivers, compatiability with linux etc etc.

In fact I know about 5 or 6 people who have replaced their Intellimouse explorers etc (ie Microsoft Mice) as they hated they way they behaved. As soon as they tried my mouse they were very keen to know where to get one, what its called, how much it was, can they have mine etc etc

In short
try a logitech :)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Logitech MX700. Tis wonderful.
The extra buttons are nice (wish they were fully configurable in Linux though)
And the mouse is pretty big, which is ncie since I have big hands - ergonomics are all very well and good, but if the mouse is half the size of your hand they're not going to do much.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's starting to hurt alot to use my mouse and i'm looking for a good optical thumb tractball mouse. anyone use this thingy before:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005853X/002-2675958-3511225?v=glance


??

if so what do you think? can the extra buttons be programmed in linux? or would it be better ot just stick to the logitech one?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Archangel1 wrote:
Logitech MX700. Tis wonderful.
The extra buttons are nice (wish they were fully configurable in Linux though)


They are in fact configurable in Linux.

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=98028&highlight=intellimouse+explorer+back+forward

Yeah, it's meant for MS mice but it worked for my friend's Logitech MX510 as well.

Also, I use a Wireless Intellimouse Explorer that eats through batteries faster than someone eating through pie at a pie eating contest. MS mice are horrible, but I highly recommend the Logitech MX510 because it's a really nice mouse(yes, I've used my friend's).
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical 1.1A USB.

It rocks, except for the fact that it sometimes randomly sends a mousewheel event while I'm not touching the mouse.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MS IntelliMouse w/IntelliEye 1.0 (optical, scroll wheel, usb).
Works perfectly, love the shape. I feel very uncomfortable when I have to use a Big mouse that you have to wrap your entire hand around to reach the buttons. I want to work with the precision my fingers give me, it doesnt feel as accurate when I have to turn my whole hand around to move the mouse pointer. Ok...this post was slightly OT, sorry :)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Archangel1 wrote:
Logitech MX700. Tis wonderful.
The extra buttons are nice (wish they were fully configurable in Linux though)
And the mouse is pretty big, which is ncie since I have big hands - ergonomics are all very well and good, but if the mouse is half the size of your hand they're not going to do much.


I've got MX700 too. It's wonderful mouse, though if one is looking for new mouse I'd suggest MX1000. It's basically next generation MX700.
Review of MX1000.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Logitech iFeel Wheel Optical. Not sure if that's the real name though.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I replaced an intelliexplorer with a Logitec Trackman wheel (optical track ball), I just wanted to be different, I think its pretty cool and better for you RSI in the long run :D but even tho is optical theres still a ball (duh) so you get lint on the pin head htingo that holds it up.

I might change back ot a mouse again
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no choice. The pain is really getting to be to much :/ .
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

microsoft intellimouse blue :)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Logitech Mouseman Dual Optical - wore the pads right off it (a new cordless model in on my list) 8)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

General Electric mini optical mouse. Perfect for my laptop.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A4Tech USB Optical Wheel Mouse
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheap but up there with the best of 'em IMHO. Very responsive and comfortable. I have 2 of 'em. One for 5 years, and the other for 2 years.

The picture doesn't do it justice though.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a logitech USB thumb-wheel..

Wireless and opitcal mice alike have failed me - this one has yet to fail me in any way. (Well cleaning it every couple weeks is kinda tedious but oh well.)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use this Microsoft Trackball:

http://www.simplykiwi.com/john/images/mouse.jpg

It's fantastic, I have no complaints. Use IMPS/2 in your X configuration.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am using a
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Logitech Cordless Optical TrackMan

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another happy mx700 user. All the buttons should work properly with the evdev protocol. I've never bothered getting the two smartscroll buttons to do anything but scroll, but I like it that way. The only problem I can think of is X's inability to fully use >5 buttons. For example, I can't hold down button 8 and drag something. X only supports complex mouse events for buttons 1-5.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using a Logitech Dual Mouseman Optical for quite a while now, although I do still have a working Microsoft Intellimouse when I need it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

logitech trackman wheel
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am using the mouse that comes with the Creative Desktop 6000. It's crap! I wouldnt reccomend it to anyone. Not at the moment anyway. It barely works under Linux, and I am having to use an old PS/2 Mouse instead. The keyboard is alright, but gets a lot of interferance. Even whilst writing this message, I am experiencing problems, and having to type slowly, so that I dont miss any errors. It's a shame because it looks so nice. Oh well. I too am looking for a new mouse/keyboard. Logitech seems like the way forward.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 2 mouses ..

one MX700: this mouse is da bomb! It feels so good in your hand, and the back & forward buttons are wonderful! And they work perfectly in GNU/Linux! So I also suggest you to buy this one (or the newer MX1000)

one dell optical mouse: just a simple mouse, works great but I miss my MX700 when I use this one :)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Logitech Optical Wheel Mouse.
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