Do you use an external mouse with your Powerbook/iBook?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by King Cobra, Sep 8, 2002.

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Do you use an external mouse with your Powerbook/iBook?

  1. Yes

    28 vote(s)
    87.5%
  2. No

    4 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    #1
    Y/N?

    If you use a portable, do you use an external mouse? If so, which brand? Or do you just like trackpads?
     
  2. peterjhill macrumors 65816

    peterjhill

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    Heck yah, I almost never use the trackpad. I have two Logitech mouseman opticals. One at work, and one at home. I like that in jaguar, they added the, ignore trackpad while mouse is present feature.
     
  3. tjwett macrumors 68000

    tjwett

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    you weren't kidding! as you know i use a Contour MiniPro 2 button optical. It's tiny, matches the TiBook and comes with a nice little protective case.
     
  4. King Cobra thread starter macrumors 603

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    >you weren't kidding!

    Heh. Well, it was just so you could get an idea of how many Mac portable owners use mice. :D

    BTW, I would get one of the MacAlly mice if absolutely necessary. But I'm rather happy with the trackpad.

    Happy selling. :cool:
     
  5. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    I have to use a mouse for my TiBook when working...cannot get enough accuracy with the trackpad to do vector/photoshop work...

    Apple Pro :D
     
  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    i use a mouse when not at work, but at work i have a 9x12 intuos2 tablet - which is awesome.....
     
  7. nickmcghie macrumors regular

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    The trackpad serves me fine, but when sitting down at a desk, I prefer a mouse. Right now I use an Apple Pro Mouse with my powerbook.
     
  8. SilvorX macrumors 68000

    SilvorX

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    i once used a clamshell ibook with one of the internal mice n it was hard to use lol, external mouse all the way, cuz it seemed as if the mouse button was too far away or somethin
     
  9. ibjoshua macrumors 6502a

    ibjoshua

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    MS wheel mouse optical. one of the things MS actually does well in my opinion.

    i_b_joshua
     
  10. iGav macrumors G3

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    Ditto..... if I'm on a train (or anywhere else with limited table space) and I don't have any creative work to do, or I'm just programming then I can go without the mouse.... when I'm at home though, it's my WACOM that gets the use.....
     
  11. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    yeah, my friend has one and i've used it a couple times. i go to hit the button and i end up hitting the area b/w the mousepad and button... seems just a bit too far.


    i don't own a laptop, but if i did i would definitely use a mouse with it whenever possible..... especially for gaming and graphics and whatnot...
     
  12. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    I do sometimes. I do at work, but not at home.
     
  13. stromie952 macrumors regular

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    I use my external Microsoft Trackball Explorer (sigh) because at the time when I bought it, it seemed to be the best one to fit my hand.

    Although it did die once, it was replaced quickly by Microsoft.
     
  14. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    When I'm at my desk, yes...otherwise, no.

    Mousing is much more comfortable for long periods of time with a real mouse.
     
  15. BongHits macrumors regular

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    the apple pro mouse is the biggest POS around...not only 1 button (acceptable for most mac users) but it scrolls SLOWER than anything i've ever seen...its ridiculous...but hey if u like it y not...itonly requires me lifting my hand 3 times to cross my desktop
     
  16. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

    Rower_CPU

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    You do know you can adjust the tracking speed, right? :rolleyes:
     
  17. rt_brained macrumors 6502a

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    Bought the Apple Pro mouse. Returned it and got the Macally optical scroll mouse instead. Didn't think I would use the scroll all that much. Now, I wonder how I ever lived without a scroll mouse all these years.
     
  18. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    I like the trackpad.... I have been using Notebooks for years, so I have adapted to it:p
     
  19. Inhale420 macrumors regular

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    i have one too, my wrist problems virtually vanished once i got one.
     
  20. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

    RBMaraman

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    I use the trackpad with my iBook. For scrolling, I use the Griffin Technology Power Mate Volume Knob/USB Input Device. I programmed it to scroll in IE, I programmed it to do quick edits in FCP and iMovie, and I programmed it to work in a ton of other apps. Plus, it serves as a volume knob and looks really cool sitting next to my iBook! I suggest everyone check it out. They are available at the Apple Online Store.
     

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