Incredible Apple Hint of a 3 button mouse...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ZildjianKX, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000


    May 18, 2003

    Anyone notice anything funny about the system requirements?

    This would be the first time that Apple's first-party software would require hardware that they didn't make... so... three-button mice with your G5 anyone?
  2. unc32 macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    That has been there ever since Apple bought Shake. Not new.
  3. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

    Nov 4, 2001
    I believe we have seen this in the past, can't remember when though, back a while, Shake has always required 3 buttons I believe, even before Apple purchased it.

    I wouldn't expect a 3 buttoned mouse at this point (certainly hope not anyway!)

  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Never satisfied...

    Gotta love people thinking that's a hint, when it's been a software requirement for a long time.

    People ask for a two-button mouse, but will whine about it not having a scroll wheel.

    Add a scroll wheel and they'll whine about it not being blue tooth.

    Give them what they want and the resellers will whine that people are no longer buying their uber rodents, and they're losing money.

    Wake up and smell the coffee...
  5. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

    Daveman Deluxe

    Jun 17, 2003
    Corvallis, Oregon
    I have a three-button mouse. What's wicked-cool is that if I middle-click on a link in Safari, the link opens in a new tab behind the current one. Those with scroll wheels might try clicking the scroll wheel to see if that works as well.

    Another thing: all UNIX workstations/terminals running a windowing system require a three-button mouse. That, amont other things (the "Sun" logo on the side was key), tipped me off that the catalog computers in the university library are really UNIX running X11 or a similar windowing software.

    In other news, yes, that three-button mouse has been a requirement of Shake for awhile.

    Just trying to disseminate useful information all around.
  6. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Yeah, it does. And it's very useful.
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Yeah, useful. You hear that, Jobs? Huh? Did you hear that?
  8. ZildjianKX thread starter macrumors 68000


    May 18, 2003
    Sorry guys... I never saw the mouse requirement in Shake 2... and you know Shake 3 just shipped today ... and you know what Monday is.

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