Alu Macbook users, do you use a mouse?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by morrisman1, Jan 8, 2009.

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Do you use a mouse with your unibody macbook?

  1. Yes, i use a mouse all the time because i hate the trackpad

    8.0%
  2. I only use a mouse for gaming

    27.3%
  3. My mouse is gathering dust, the trackpad is better than sliced bread

    64.8%
  1. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

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    My friend Kevin does... he just got the MacBook for Christmas after growing up a PC guy. He can't stand the whole lack of instant right click even though the right click operation is built into so much now.
     
  2. morrisman1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i only use my mouse for gaming. games just dont work without a 'proper' right click. things like using a scope on crysis and all that stuff doenst work with the trackpad. i havnt used my mouse for anything else since i got a unibody macbook
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    I could be mistaken here but can't you configure to new MacBooks to have a right click area on the trackpad?
     
  4. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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  5. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

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    Yeah but only in Mac OS X, and even then he still says he hates it.
     
  6. morrisman1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so he bought a macbook, doenst use the features on it and puts windows on it? why didnt he just get a dell?
     
  7. eXan macrumors 601

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  8. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately the only answer for that is "he's Kevin". I agree that a PC notebook would have served his needs better, but I kinda think he was jealous of me getting my MacBook after years of the same iMac and then that whole Mac Mini incident... I suddenly had an awesome computer that I can make full use of no matter where I am and I think he was envious of that.
     
  9. morrisman1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmm i knew there would be something i would forget! too late now, it wont let me add it to the poll
     
  10. Ploki macrumors 68020

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  11. penfool macrumors newbie

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    use my mouse for gaming, photo editing etc. but when i'm just surfing or typing trackpad all the way.
     
  12. crazyxzer0 macrumors 6502

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    definitely only at the desk. I use the trackpad when I am using the laptop outside of the desk. The trackpad does make the hand a little tired afterwhile from all the gesturing. :cool:
     
  13. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

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    I had always used a mouse with my previous laptops like my Dell because I just couldnt get the hang of the trackpad and I needed the more usage that a mouse gave me in working with small projects, images, etc.
    So, when I got my Macbook, I also bought a mighty mouse to go with it, however once I started using this trackpad I realized I didnt need it. I think I picked up the mouse once to see how it would feel, but quickly went back to the trackpad. I love this Macbook trackpad!!! I will occasionally have to do something on one of my other home pc laptops and dealing with those trackpads anymore just frustrate me! lol I never thought using at trackpad good be this good after using all the substandard pc ones for years! So, no mouse for me!
     
  14. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Same here.. When the MB is on my stand, i use bluetooth mouse/keys. Otherwise, this new Trackpad is phenomenal.
    I LOVE the two-finger right-click! I think it's a thousand times better than a regular mouse or a PC trackpad.
     
  15. Buskape macrumors 6502

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    I only use a mouse for gaming when playing Left 4 Dead or GTA IV when i have to aim, otherwise the trackpad is amazing! I cannot use a different trackpad anymore, this one is just so intuitive and the size makes it so comfortable! I love the 2 finger scroll, 3 finger slideshows, 4 finger swipe gestures for exposé, application switcher and show desktop.

    This is all you need in a trackpad.
     
  16. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    #17
    If this was written into the poll, I'd check it. I use both a mouse and external keyboard at my work station only.
     
  17. Crash1234 macrumors regular

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    Why even bother setting the pad to have a right click zone, you can right click by just tapping with two fingers instead of one. Really easy and convenient. Even more convenient than right clicking on a pc trackpad.
     
  18. james-thescalie macrumors member

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  19. goldfronts macrumors member

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    If this were on the poll I'd vote
     
  20. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    If there was an option 'I only use one for gaming, as the new trackpad is better than sliced bread' I would have voted for that one.
     
  21. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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  22. mckvakk macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Didn't know that:)
     
  23. rjhouck macrumors newbie

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    I only use my mouse when my ALU Macbook is connect to 20" external monitor. I also use a full size keyboard.
     
  24. dnguyen macrumors regular

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    The trackpad is good, but it's no replacement for an external mouse. I would vote for "at my desk" too.
     

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