No more one button mouse?

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  1. jne381 macrumors regular

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    Wait a minute! I was just looking at the Apple online store, and it appears that there is no longer an Apple one button mouse, wired or wireless. I don't know if Apple got the memo, but it appears that most people hate that Mighty Mouse thing.

    I may be slow on the uptake on this issue, but is anyone else upset about this turn of events. I mean the one button mouse is (like) an Apple thing.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    My father just bought a 20" iMac with B/T keyboard and mouse and it was a one-button mouse that came, so it exists/remains on that front.

    The funny thing is, Dad's switching from Windows (at 52) so he's desperate for a two-button mouse, thus the wireless mighty mouse is coming tomorrow. :rolleyes: ;)
     
  4. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a

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    I'm happy that they've finally clued into the fact that one button mice are no longer functional. However, that Mighty Mouse is a piece of crap. I can't stand that stupid thing. It's not ergonomic at all. It's fancy looking and that's it. I love the Logitech mouse that was made specifically for Mac. There is a mouse they should use. Some day I may tell you what I really think.
     
  5. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I use a one-button mouse. There was a funny picture in this forum that I can't find. Damn I'll post it if I can find it.

    I second the Logitech mouse options. Ive used them and they are better. :cool:
     
  6. portent macrumors 6502a

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    There are a few of them left, but Apple doesn't seem to sell them anymore.

    A few third party vendors (Kensington, for one) sell them.

    A pity. I use a two-button scroll mouse all day at work, and my single-button Bluetooth mouse is so much more accommodating. No matter how you hold it, it works.
     
  7. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    This one?:D :D :D

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  8. steelphantom macrumors 6502a

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    You can turn off the two-button functionality of the Mighty Mouse and use it as a one-button mouse, you know.
     
  9. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    I got my mom an iMac, which came with teh MM. I showed her how to use the computer, and then let her take over. Within five minutes I shut off the multi-button functionality.
     
  10. wisredz macrumors regular

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    I don't see why so many people don't like th MM, I find it really nice. two button function is just good if you ask me. And I am using the right button quite much... thanks to WoW and Frozen Throne.
     
  11. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

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    The fact still stands that mice are for wimps ;)
     
  12. mattjgalloway macrumors member

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    The thing I don't like about the MM is that if you rest both fingers on the mouse like I do then it thinks you are left clicking no matter what you do... that gets annoying. I've only played with one a bit in the Apple Store though, so maybe options can be changed...
     
  13. NickFalk macrumors 6502

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    I think the buttons on the MM are quite bad. You have to lift your left finger to right-click and on mine the side buttons have become so sensitive that it's next to impossible not to click them by mistake.

    I love the scrollball though and this means I still use the MM. Also I find that it's less stressfull for the hand to use a one button-mouse as you don't have to be too carefull where you press down...
     
  14. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Although, I did like my Apple Optical Mouse- I would have to agree and say that anyone looking for a new mouse for their Mac should check out what Logitech has to offer. :)
     
  15. Bern macrumors 68000

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    I really enjoyed using the single button BT Apple mouse, but when the BT Mighty Mouse came on board I abandoned it without hesitation. I'm glad I did, the BT Mighty Mouse is fantastic and works flawlessly. Plus it looks great with my white MacBook :D
     
  16. seanf macrumors 6502

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    Which one's that?

    Thanks

    Sean :)
     
  17. GooMan macrumors regular

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    I'm still looking for a good BT 2-button scroll wheel mouse for my Mac.
     
  18. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  19. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I believe Macs still come with the one button am I wrong on that?
     
  20. iVersa macrumors 6502

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  21. portent macrumors 6502a

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    Just the laptops.
     
  22. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    the 'books don't come with a mouse... or its not listed as coming with one. :confused:

    i'm confused as why apple does give u the option for the wireless keyboard/mouse...
     
  23. jne381 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not only do they not ship them with new Macs, but I can't even find one in the online store.
     
  24. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    They still have one-button *trackpads* but two-finger clicking. I think that's what was meant. But then that's a pretty good arrangement by me. :)

    Meh, I have an Apple Wireless Mouse and I'm pleased as ducks with it. It's one button and I get along fine for now. :)
     
  25. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    I've found that after using OS X for a year, I use keyboard shortcuts FAR more that I use the mouse. I don't really know why--never did that in XP. Maybe they're somehow more intuitive? Or perhaps since the shortcuts are almost always the same for every app, you don't have to memorize a dozen different things.

    I can't tell you how many times I've tried to hit "Ctrl-Q" on a Windows machine, only to get frustrated and momentarily confused when it doesn't work.

    So the Two-button mouse is a non-issue to me.
     

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