are there any genuine 3 button mice left on the market?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by fluidedge, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. fluidedge macrumors 65816

    fluidedge

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    I need a new mouse for maya as the cheap heavy wireless logitech im using is giving me serious wrist pain and trouble. Maya is heavily reliant on the third mouse button and i wondered if there are any out there? Initial seraching has brought back nothing.

    Failing this can anyone recommend a really comfortable (CORDED - i hate wireless) mouse suitable for use up to 10 hours a day.
     
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  3. mooblie macrumors 6502

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    By "third button" - do you count a clickable scroll wheel?

    If so, any generic two-button wired-USB mouse with a clickable scroll wheel will do. I use such things for 10+ hours a day on two Macs.

    I use USB Overdrive to configure the clicks you want. Works well.
     
  4. fluidedge thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no by a third button i mean a real middle button not a wheel:

    [​IMG]

    I'm not sure quite why they've gone out of fashion.
     
  5. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    because they were supplanted by far superior mice with more than 3 buttons in a horrible configuration which leaves no room for the way more useful scroll wheel? And most scroll wheels ARE buttons you can press.

    Remember when some apps REQUIRED this 3rd button!?
     
  6. codymac macrumors 6502

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    Sun Crossbow Mouse (it's a roller, not optical)
     

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  7. fluidedge thread starter macrumors 65816

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    many apps do still require a third mouse button!
     
  8. mooblie macrumors 6502

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    Well, at the risk of repeating myself, USB Overdrive will allow you to configure the scroll wheel click (i.e. depressing the scroll wheel) as the "third" (or "middle") button...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Like AutoCAD?
     
  10. fluidedge thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeh nearly all 3d apps need the middle button. Maya certainly does. They could do with a 4th 5th and 6th as well tbh :D
     
  11. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Well ACAD and 3ds Max also require the scroll wheel mainly to zoom in/out as well. So I guess you will miss that if you have only buttons.
     

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