anyone still use one button mice on their mac

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  1. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    im wondering if anyone still prefers useing a one button mouse on osx even with being able to enable a two button mouse..
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    I have the original bluetooth mouse that I bought with my PowerBook G4 a while back. I use it occasionally when I don't feel like using the trackpad.
     
  3. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    I do. I'm so used to having a one button mouse from years of use. I tried to get used to left and right click when the mighty mouse first came out. I ended giving it up on it.
    I have all but the two side buttons disabled. Those I use for expose. I always have one hand on or near the keyboard, for a quick control click.
    The only thing I'm thankful for, is Apple finally gave us a scroll wheel.
    For gaming I do have a logitech mouse.
     
  4. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    There's a group of workstations at my job that still have one button mice on them. So when I use those machines, yes.

    But you did say THEIR mac.... so no. :eek:
     
  5. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    I don't. I've been using a 4-button trackball since before I had my own Mac. That being said, I never had any of the buttons set to right-click until I started using Mac OS X (or just before maybe; I can't remember).
     
  6. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Mouse? I haven't used a mouse in 4 years! :eek:

    Yes, I love the trackpad (w/one button) :)
     
  7. iObama macrumors 6502

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    I didn't use a one button mouse on my Mac when I had it, no.
     
  8. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    I still use my one button mouse. Not a fan of trackpads
     
  9. dopey220 macrumors 6502

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    When I moved out of my parents' house a few years ago, I left my 700 MHz eMac, which my mom uses on a daily basis. It still has the 1 button mouse that came with it.

    As for me, I use a 3rd party mouse with 5 buttons on my laptop. So, no.
     
  10. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Apple Pro Mouse; the only mouse I've ever liked. I've bought a few spares.

    I don't like lots of buttons and scroll wheels on mice, they make my hand hurt after using it all day... so one button for my entire hand while using lots of keyboard shortcuts with my left hand makes for a speedy and comfy Mac experience.
     
  11. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    One button all the way :D - years of keyboard commands
     
  12. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Mighty Mouse. Works fine for me.

    Sometimes use keys plus mouse click for right click function.

    With MBP, use external USB BT mouse.
     
  13. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Nope. I have a nice Logitech mouse with more buttons than I know what to do with. I've had it for 3-4 years now.
     
  14. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I used a one button mouse for years until I got a new iMac a few months back. It came with a Mighty Mouse, which I like, except that I had to deactivate those blasted side buttons because I kept hitting them accidentally all the time.
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    My VX Nano has 6. I couldn't live with just a single button.
     
  16. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    If there's anything that history has taught us, it is that Apple does not seem to have a clue about making a decent mouse. So, the first thing I do (and which I advise friends to do) when I get a new Mac is I leave the crappy mouse in the box and use something much, much better from either Microsoft or Logitech.
     
  17. és: macrumors 6502a

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    I was exactly the same as that. I used a one button mouse for pro work for years and years. Everything else seemed excessive and uncomfortable. Then I discovered the MX1000, which fits my hand brilliantly and has thumb buttons that I just couldn't live without anymore.

    I think it's important, in terms of efficiency, to know all your shortcuts. This is something you learn pretty quickly when using a one button mouse.
     
  18. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    I use control-click for right click, and have the second button disabled on my mighty mouse, because it is terrible. I do love having a scroll wheel and expose on the mouse though, the only time I use a true one button mouse is on some of the old g5s at 6th form(college if you are american:p)
     
  19. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I'm currently using the Apple BT mouse, I also have a white Pro Mouse that I use when I've forgotten to charge the batteries for the BT one.

    I do have a Mighty Mouse but use that less often.
     
  20. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Guess I only have a single button touchpad when in Bootcamp on my Macbook. But then I only almost always use a USB 5 button mouse.

    Couldn't live with a 1 button mouse anymore. I never had to deal with one, even my early 90's Amiga had a 2 button mouse.
     
  21. OllyW Moderator

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    Which history book did you get this from? :p

    I didn't get on at all with the old one button mouse when I switched from Windows, even though it was a good mouse. I was so used to having the right button and the scroll wheel it was just easier to use another mouse.

    I've got no problems at all with the Mighty Mouse and the shape seems to suit me as I don't like the big wedge shaped mice that seem to be popular now.
     
  22. bartelby macrumors Core

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    "The History of the Puck Mouse"

    :D
     
  23. OllyW Moderator

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    I'd forgot about that one. :eek:
     
  24. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

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    I can't live without the scroll wheel. Makes surfing a drag.
     
  25. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    I very rarely, if ever, use a mouse on my iBook, so I pretty much use the 1-button trackpad. Unfortunately, the button has started not clicking. :(

    On my G4 I'm using a Kensington ci70 wireless mouse with three buttons, and I have a Logitech MX Revolution which I don't feel like using right now.
     

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