2 button mouse and scroll!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Oats, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. Oats macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2003
    New York
    i dont know if this topic has been discussed before, but wouldn't it be to apple's advantage to put out a 2-button mouse with a scroll? i realize that they can be purchased and work well enough, but if apple would make them standard, i am sure we would see a lot more functionality across many different applications.

    WHY is apple still sticking with the 1 button mouse?
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Your right, this has been discussed many, many, many times....as has the possibility of a bluetooth wireless kbd and mouse, but why haven't they done any of it? I have no friggin clue, but it doesn't worry me, I just bought a logitech 2 button optical scroll wheel mouse and now I'm happy :)
  3. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
    I think that they will wait now for the Bluetooth antennas to come down a bit more in price. It isn't reasonable to make a mouse based on Bluetooth yet. Too expensive. M$ makes a Bluetooth mouse that goes for $85. It is nice, but still too much for bundling with a computer. When they hit around $50, that is when it will probably be done.

    As far as two buttons on the mouse, I think the next edition of an Apple mouse will finally include at least 2 and a scroll wheel. By now, just about everyone has used a computer at least a few time and can figure out 2 mouse buttons. The scrollwheel adds to ease of use as well.

    We'll see.

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