My first Mac!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jenangelcat, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. jenangelcat macrumors newbie

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    Well after hemming and hawing over the issue, my dh made the decision for me. I received a beautiful 20" iMac for Christmas!

    So far it's been great, it'll take a bit of getting used to but I really do like it. My only complaint is that the cord for the mouse and the is too short. If I was right handed it wouldn't be a problem, but I'm not so it is. Is it possible to get a longer cord or is the only option a cordless mouse?

    Jen
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hi Jen, congratulations on your new toy! If you really want to use a wired mouse, then you can get any of a variety of cheap USB extension cables...

    Examples

    They should be readily available at any store that sells computers.
     
  3. K20 macrumors member

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    Congrats on your new Mac! Merry christmas and I hope you enjoy your 20" iMac as much as I have :D
     
  4. mac000 macrumors 6502a

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    in my opinion, if you do get a wireless mouse - do get the mighty mouse, trust me.
     
  5. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    There is a port to plug in your mouse on the back of your keyboard. Plug it in there and it will reach fine.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, yeah, I haven't used a wired keyboard in so long! :eek: If it's a wired keyboard, this is certainly also the easiest option.
     
  7. jenangelcat thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Congratulations! Mac's for christmas are a nice present (I wouldnt know, never had one at christmas.. too impatient)

    Dont forget about the help menu when you're on your desktop view. On there is handy hints for people who have moved over to a Mac.
     

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  9. michaelsaxon macrumors 6502

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    My experience with the wireless MM has not been good. The right click frequently stops working and the tracking has been bad. I've decided that I'll stick with Logitech for now.
     
  10. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of issues were there? I plan on buying an imac with wireless kb/mouse and if there are issues that don't exist with wired, i'd love to know before im out of luck. I got a wireless keyboard for my PC (manf. by M$) and its almost useless for mild gaming (like WoW) since it doesn't respond if you press more than two buttons at the same time. I got to wondering if the same issue might exist with the apple wireless keyboard
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Are you exaggerating or being serious when you say your keyboard didn't respond with more than two keys at once? So you couldn't press a modifier key sequence like Alt-F4?

    The Apple Wireless keyboard probably isn't lag-free... and gamers do tend to be the ones most likely to complain. So do take that into account. It's very usable for non-gaming activities. I don't play games on my iMac so I can't comment on that specifically.
     
  12. GodBless macrumors 65816

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    Yes I prefer Logitech's mice too. The only thing on the Mighty Mouse that is designed superiorly to most of Logitech's mice is the scroll ball (something that none of Logitech's mice have). Everything else on the Mighty Mouse is poorly designed (including the hard to press side button and the right side click that doesn't work as well as a mouse that has 2 physical buttons). Plus the shape of the Mighty Mouse (and the location of its buttons) makes it hard to move and pick up off the desk without pressing a button.
     
  13. madyaks macrumors member

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    And the thing is too darn small if your hands are bigger than a 4 year olds.
     
  14. Irish Dave macrumors regular

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    Go for the wireless Mighty Mouse, it's awesome.

    Dave :)
     
  15. simontarr macrumors 6502

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    The scroll ball in my mighty mouse doesn'y work when you scroll down :( It's really annoying because I like the feedback from it when you click and can't use it because everyone needs a scroll ball
     

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