Do you use your macbook with a mouse?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by *Sandy*, Aug 26, 2008.

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Do you use it on a desk with a mouse?

  1. Yep most of the time.

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    51.0%
  2. On my lap most of the time but use a mouse every so often.

    30 vote(s)
    28.8%
  3. No, Never hate sitting at a desk.

    16 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. Yep, never leaves my desk.

    5 vote(s)
    4.8%
  1. macrumors 6502

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    Do you use your laptop on a desk with a mouse?
     
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    Manzana

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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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    iShater

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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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    iwuzbord

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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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    Chappers

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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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    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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    Jaffa Cake

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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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    That's how much they're going for on eBay? Last I looked, it was near retail!
     
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    BanjoBanker

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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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    yea, I had a unopened one for sale for 48, paid less so opened it and ended the auction :)
     
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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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    gazfocus

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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 :)
     
  13. Guest

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    I use the mouse when playing games, otherwise use the trackpad.
     
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    JML42691

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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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    dsnort

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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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    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
     
  17. macrumors 65816

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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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    Warbrain

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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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    eddieiseddie

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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:D i lke to use mine when im afraid to get my macbook dirty:cool:which 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:D
     
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    Bobioden

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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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    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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    mixmacface

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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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    mattniles007

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    I am also on the sofa and there is no room for a MM
     
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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 :p
     

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