for people using an external monitor: what keyboard/mouse combo are u using?

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  1. selvage macrumors member

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    i wanted to see what good options are out there. i need one thats good for photo editing.
     
  2. huythanhv2 macrumors regular

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    Bluetooth Apple Keyboard + Magic Trackpad.

    I do PS and the trackpad doesn't seem to be a problem for me.
     
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  5. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Any mouse can be good for photo editing, as long as you're comfortable on it.

    I use a Logitech V220. Cheap mice, but they feel and work exactly the way I want a mouse to work. I don't use an external keyboard. I keep the lid open and use both screens, stacked vertically. Laptop below and 23" monitor above it.
     
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    Razer Diamondback thats about 5 years old and a Logitech illuminated keyboard. I also use a high performance mousepad thats very smooth. The mouse tracks wonderfully on it allowing great performance.
     
  9. TxdoHawk macrumors member

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    I'm using an Apple Wired Keyboard and a Logitech MX1000. Sadly the MX1000 is getting to the point where it needs to be replaced and they don't make a good equivalent anymore (Logitech's new flagship mouse doesn't have a cradle! :() so it's probably going to eventually be replaced with a wired MX518 or something similar. One less battery to charge, at least...
     
  10. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple USB keyboard w/numeric keypad + Magic Trackpad (on the left) and Magic Mouse (on the right).
    Best of both worlds :)
     
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  12. Derango macrumors regular

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    This is my situation except my mouse is the MX Revolution.

    I'm debating getting a Magic Mouse. I also have a Razer Naga for gaming but I don't use that as my day to day mouse. The button setup is pretty game specific.
     
  13. xxjudgmentxx macrumors member

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    I'm using an Apple BT Keyboard and Bluetooth Logitech MX Revolution. It's a pain since it's only included in a keyboard/mouse combo that Logitech sells but it's worth it (Logitech Cordless Desktop MX5500) in case you want a really nice Logitech BT mouse.
     
  14. nrmillions macrumors member

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    how do you use these windows keyboards with the mac? do you have to download special software to get it to work? do you use the windows key for the command key?
     
  15. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    No special software required, as the old ads used to say, it just works.
     
  16. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, you just plug it in and it works. Windows Key = Command Key.

    I use my G700 mouse when playing any type of game on my MBP. I can't customize the profiles on my Mac itself so I have to set the profiles on my desktop PC and then transfer them to the mouse's memory. Then it works just fine on my MBP.
     
  17. tasslehawf macrumors 6502

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    Macally IceKey black and Magic Mouse (had a Revolution MX that died on me after 3 months).
     
  18. tblrsa macrumors regular

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    Bluetooth Keyboard - Magic Mouse - Magic Trackpad
     
  19. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

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    Magic Mouse and Logitech diNovo Edge
     

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  20. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Apple wireless keyboard and my ancient logitech mx1000.
     
  21. aimeeinohio macrumors regular

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    Bluetooth knock-off apple key board and wacom tablet.
     
  22. cmclaughlan macrumors member

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    I have a Microsoft 6000 wireless keyboard and mouse. The dongle for this is plugged into my external monitor. If I need to use my desktop PC just attaching the monitor swaps over the keyboard and mouse.

    Was actually shocked it worked so well and is able to wake the Mac from sleep when the lid is closed over.

    Colin
     

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