2 button powerbooks?

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    With Apple now including the mighty mouse in the iMac. I would presume they are going to start including it with the powermac as well. Anyone case to speculate wether they will put two button mice in the powerbook/iBook. I am looking forward to some nice inovations in this area.
     
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    I hope not. While I do love my MX1000 when I use an external mouse, I do like having the simplistic one button on my PowerBook. It will be a sin if they change that.
     
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    Fender

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    If they do put 2 buttons on the Powerbook it will still physically look like one button. I'm sure of that.
     
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    That is the kind of stuff I am hoping for. I would love them to inovate something new like that. I use all of Apples one button stuff, but would like to see them put two button functionality in the notebook lines. Perhaps one finger is a left click and two fingers on the button turns into a right click?
     
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    grapes911

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    That wouldn't really be innovative. Fingerworks has had things like this for years. BTW, the two guys who invented Fingerworks now work for Apple.
     
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    Well that's kinda interesting. Two button functionality with the Intel Powerbooks possibly?
     
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    dansgil

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    Well, maybe something like in the Mighty mice. If you touch the depress the left side, you get a left click, if you press the right side you get a right click.

    I am planning on buying the first gen Intel Powerbook, and this would be a great feature to have.
     
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    Laser47

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    Thats probably exactly how it would be.
    I hope they keep the one button look, 2 buttons would look wierd, especially on an apple notebook.
     
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    Lacero

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    I like how iScroll implements the 2nd button.

    You simply press down on the scroll pad with two fingers, press on the trackpad button and that acts as the second button. It keeps it simple. I use the 2-finger trick all the time.

    A second button could get confusing for the new users, especially since the trackpad can be used with either hand, whereas with a 2-button mouse, it's formed to fit either the left or right hand only.
     
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    I think it perfect as-is. If you want 2 buttons get a mx1000 they are worth every penny :D
     
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    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Left thumb on the button, left ring finger on the ctrl key!!!!!!!!!!

    It's the way Allah intended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
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    Laser47

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    I hope the 2 button trackpad dont suck as much as the MM
     
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    I am hoping it either a) sticks with one button or b) goes two button, but it looks like one button, ala the Mighty Mouse
     
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    TheMonarch

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    Very interesting idea... Except, maybe make 3 fingers on the button be a right click... Sometimes I click it with 2 fingers since the button on my 17" is sooo wide... Or maybe it could be set in the preferences, 2 or 3 fingers.
     
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    I agree, I think iScroll is probably the best way to implement a 2nd button. It takes a little getting used to, but I have a hard time using a notebook that doesn't have the feature now.
     

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