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View Poll Results: Do you use it on a desk with a mouse?
Yep most of the time. 53 50.96%
On my lap most of the time but use a mouse every so often. 30 28.85%
No, Never hate sitting at a desk. 16 15.38%
Yep, never leaves my desk. 5 4.81%
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 01:32 PM   #1
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Do you use your macbook with a mouse?

Do you use your laptop on a desk with a mouse?
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 01:38 PM   #2
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I left the desk a while ago. Now I'm on the couch with a small folding table that only has room for my ipod and iphone.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 01:42 PM   #3
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I typically use a mouse with my computer, not the other way around.

If I am on the road I use the track pad, if I am at a desk and there is room I will almost always plug in a mouse.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 01:45 PM   #4
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yeah, i think that a mouse is helpful sometimes.
wireless mouse, like the bluetooth mighty mouse, becomes very helpful when on the road.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 01:47 PM   #5
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I inherited a BT mighty mouse - it's nice - so I use it from time to time.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 01:48 PM   #6
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Funny I just bought a wireless MM for 30 bucks on ebay and was going to resell it but opened it and used it
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 01:49 PM   #7
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If I'm working, I mind it easier to control what I'm doing with a mouse rather than the trackpad.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 01:50 PM   #8
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Funny I just bought a wireless MM for 30 bucks on ebay and was going to resell it but opened it and used it
That's how much they're going for on eBay? Last I looked, it was near retail!
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 01:55 PM   #9
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When working in Photoshop I use my Mighty Mouse. I also use it for general browsing if I am at my desk, However, I rarely sit at my desk to do anything other than Photoshop. I never take it when I travel. Batteries last forever with as little as I use it.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 02:13 PM   #10
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That's how much they're going for on eBay? Last I looked, it was near retail!
yea, I had a unopened one for sale for 48, paid less so opened it and ended the auction
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 05:03 PM   #11
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I think I'll eventually pick up the BT Mighty Mouse, but for now I'm just sticking to the trackpad as I don't really have a use (yet) for the actual mouse.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 05:06 PM   #12
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I tend to use a mouse (a Bluetooth Dell one at the moment), but sometimes, I end up forgetting that I'm using a mouse and use the trackpad instead lol
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 05:08 PM   #13
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I use the mouse when playing games, otherwise use the trackpad.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 05:11 PM   #14
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My MacBook spends about 75% of it's time at my desk at home, and although I originally planned on purchasing a bluetooth mouse shortly after purchase, I never ended up buying one and don't regret it at all, the size of the trackpad on the computer is perfect.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 05:14 PM   #15
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I use a desk when I can, and when I do I use the MS wireless mouse. At this particular moment, using trackpad, ( haven't unpacked mouse yet today).
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 05:28 PM   #16
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BT mighty mouse about 90 percent of the time. But the macbook trackpad is the best trackpad i have ever used. Im more of a mouse guy
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 06:29 PM   #17
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I use it on a desk with a mouse almost all the time.

MacBooks get too hot to use as a laptop.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 06:30 PM   #18
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I use it on a desk with a mouse almost all the time.

MacBooks get too hot to use as a laptop.
Try CoolBook:
http://www.coolbook.se/CoolBook.html
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 06:36 PM   #19
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Why, yes, I do. Habit started when I had my iBook and it continued onto my MacBook. I'll use it as a laptop when I need to, though.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 06:46 PM   #20
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hehe does anyone here use a pro mouse? haha they're not that handy cuz you can't scroll but they're cool lookin i lke to use mine when im afraid to get my macbook dirtywhich isn't very often. i would like a MM though they're a lot more useful. but i keep hearing that the trackball gets dirty over time and is eventually useless but i want one! o well, my pro mouse is pretty
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 07:46 PM   #21
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Guys, the big square thing just below the keyboard, is the Trackpad. And using it eliminates the use of a mouse.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 07:48 PM   #22
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well to be honest when i am on the macbook i use a combination of the trackpad and the mouse. I usually use the trackpad to scroll down pages, its so easy, and dare i say fun!
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 08:20 PM   #23
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i use the mouse because i find it a little easier. .
i can't imagine using photoshop without it. . i even have a . . oh, what's it called? a tablet! yes! (wow. .)
but i like using a mouse.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 08:41 PM   #24
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I am also on the sofa and there is no room for a MM
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 09:30 PM   #25
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i use a mouse and keyboard (random creative mouse and apple pro keyboard) and use it as a desktop when im home otherwise its on my lap or in my backpack
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