New Pro Mouse?

eyelikeart

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oooohhh nnnnoooooo....

I wonder how many 2-button mouse zealots are gonna come out of the woodwork on this one??? :rolleyes:

I'm hitting ebay right now and buying up as many 1-button Pro Mouses as I can....(it is "mouses" and not "mice" correct?!)
 

mischief

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Aug 1, 2001
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2 Button mice are SOOOOOOO last year!!

I want a proximity sensitive trackball style bluetooth input device with 5 programmable buttons!!!

Just wave my hand over the empty ball-socket and click!

I want a wireless solution that runs on Dilithium crystals!!!:D

I want enough buttons to not have to do finger gymnastics in Archicad ever again!!!!

Actually I just want a stylus-equipped touch screen. Screw Mice altogether.
 

Mr. Anderson

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Nov 1, 2001
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Given the fact that they presented this by looking at the two mouse buttons on Mickey Mouse, saw the Disney - Apple connection, blah, blah, blah.

Personnaly, I don't like this sort of story, but they must have come up with it somewhere. Maybe things ARE that slow.

But my final thought on this,

Look at this picture and tell me where the scroll wheel will be:
 

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Rower_CPU

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Oct 5, 2001
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Re: oooohhh nnnnoooooo....

Originally posted by eyelikeart
I(it is "mouses" and not "mice" correct?!)
It's meeces...:p

Come on, people...AtAT is a satire/comedy site. Don't take things so seriously all the time. :rolleyes:
 

stagemic

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Jan 13, 2002
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scroll wheel???

c'mon it'll be be big as it is to add a second button, do you really want a third right(/scroll wheel) away :confused: ... and AtAT is still unsure about this as they stated... maybe i should send them my Little Mermaid Ouija Board and finally end the rumors.....
:D
yeah... they only second button i'd like on a mouse is a scroll wheel/button...
 

leathekd

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Apr 9, 2002
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What I want to see is an Apple branded "wireless desktop"... or at least a wireless mouse & keyboard with a Mac key layout.

Does something like this exist?
 

Catfish_Man

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When they figure out...

...how to send power through bluetooth I'll get a wireless mouse and keyboard. Until then I'll stick with my battery-free corded mouse.
 

daytona63

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Feb 11, 2002
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IntelliMouse

pimentoLoaf,
They have posted the drivers for the 5-button Intellimouse Optical (and Explorer too I think). Just go to www.mactopia.com and you can get them there. It has some great features and works great so far. :D
 

iGav

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Mar 9, 2002
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I think Apple should stick with the one button mouse as standard on the mac range, if you so desire a 2 button mouse, it should be an option......... but it shouldn't cost the buyer anything in having the 2 button one instead!!!

And it is mouses not mice...... (serious mode for a second) :p
 

Geert

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May 28, 2001
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Originally posted by iGAV
I think Apple should stick with the one button mouse as standard on the mac range, if you so desire a 2 button mouse, it should be an option......... but it shouldn't cost the buyer anything in having the 2 button one instead!!!

And it is mouses not mice...... (serious mode for a second) :p
I agree IGAV!:p
 

nero007

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Feb 25, 2002
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Originally posted by iGAV
I think Apple should stick with the one button mouse as standard on the mac range, if you so desire a 2 button mouse, it should be an option......... but it shouldn't cost the buyer anything in having the 2 button one instead!!!

And it is mouses not mice...... (serious mode for a second)
Apple ditched the one button mouse a while back. I think they should stick with the no button mouse! :eek:

But wouldn't that be cool if they could make their no button mouse right clickable?! :D
 

iGav

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Mar 9, 2002
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nero007..........

Okay you got me.......

No buttons..... it's the only way forward!!! :p

But wouldn't that be cool if they could make their no button mouse right clickable?!

Even Apple aren't that innovative.......:p

But I like the way you're thinking!!!:D
 

ejm625

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Mar 27, 2002
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I think the current Apple Pro mouse is a great design. I say leave it as that but put a low profile button in the right corner and a scroll wheel on the left side.
 

Foocha

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Jul 10, 2001
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I'm with nero007 on this - Apple should introduce a two button mouse since they now have context menus implimented throughout OS X, however it would be a shame to change the clean lines and simplicity of the current Apple mouse design.

I suspect it would be reletively easy to make an Apple design buttonless mouse that differentiates between clicks top left, top right, middle, bottom left and bottom right. A middle click could be similar to click the scroll-wheel on a Microsoft mouse.
 

segastyle

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Feb 8, 2002
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how about a one button mouse (like they have now) with a scroll wheel integrated. and when you click the scroll wheel as opposed to scrolling it, that acts as a "right-click." every scroll wheel i've come across is clickable and it doesn't really "accidentally" click when you are scrolling.
 

ibjoshua

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Jan 17, 2002
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i agree

Originally posted by segastyle
how about a one button mouse (like they have now) with a scroll wheel integrated. and when you click the scroll wheel as opposed to scrolling it, that acts as a "right-click." every scroll wheel i've come across is clickable and it doesn't really "accidentally" click when you are scrolling.
possibly the most intelligent suggestion yet.

still don't really see what the problem is with 2 buttons and scroll wheel. i've been looking for one for a while and i think apple would make the best (especially if they increased the resolution for game players/graphics artists etc)
 

Foocha

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Jul 10, 2001
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On the basis that if you can't beat em, join em, it probably makes sense to follow the Microsoft style 5 button mouse unless the come up with something substantially more innovative.

The only other game in two is the UNIX 3 button mouse I guess.
 

matznentosh

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Apr 11, 2002
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But wouldn't that be cool if they could make their no button mouse right clickable?!

Actually I have one of those. Believe it or not, it's a right and left click buttonless mouse, with a scroll wheel. Transparent, so it lights up, and the scroll wheel is lit bright blue!

It's called a COMMouse, or Crystal Optical Mouse. Only problem with it is that you can't maintain a click drag if you pick the mouse off the table. All Apple mouses allow you to drag to the end of the mouse pad, pick the mouse up and move it back, then continue dragging. I've configured it with USB overdrive and use the scroll click as a click drag, so that sort of solves the problem.
 

ibjoshua

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Jan 17, 2002
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it was pretty ugly

that thing was discussed here a few weeks ago. it was pretty ugly. try searching this site or google for "crystal optical mouse"
 

segastyle

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Feb 8, 2002
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i work web design currently, and have worked in computer animation (where you absolutely need a three button mouse) so i can certainly see the benifits. my only concern is apple destroying their current design in order to accomplish this. the pro mouse is one of the few that feels comfortable and "sturdy." microsoft makes good mouses, but they are all meant for right-handed people (i'm left-handed). they claim it's comfortable for both. and it is, to a point, but it feels so much more comfortable in the right hand, not to mention their extra button mouses where the big-sized thumb button is clearly there for the right hand. they used to make ones for both, but no longer. but also, the pro mouse's molding just feels strong and like i could stand on it or at least squeeze it as hard as possible without damaging it.
 

Foocha

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Jul 10, 2001
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If you're squeezing your mouse that tightly, it makes me wonder what sites you've been visiting ;-)