mighty mouse on a pad?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ero87, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    #1
    A friend recently laughed at my using a mouse pad with my mighty mouse, claiming that optical mice should not have mouse pads. Is this true? What's best for my mouse?
     
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    Depends on the surface you're using the optical mouse on. They don't work very well on shiny surfaces (like my desk) for starters - cursor zips off in all directions unless I use a piece of paper, book, mouse-mat, even my leg is better than the desk! :)
     
  3. kugino macrumors 65816

    kugino

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    it depends on what surface you're using. those optical sensors have a hard time "seeing" if the surface is very white and shiny or if it's clear, like glass. i have a glass computer desk and i need a mouse pad for my mighty mouse.

    but, it need not be a mouse pad...mouse pads were originally texturized for those rolling ball mice but you can use a sheet of dark paper, for example, which would work perfectly. just continue using your mouse pad...there's no "right" or "wrong" by using a mouse pad.
     

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