Using PC mice for Mac?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by aznatari, Aug 11, 2002.

  1. aznatari macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2002
    Are you someone who doesn't like using the traditional 1-button mouse on that apple mouse that came with ur system? Post your replies and why you decided to stay with it. i traditionally don't personnally like that one button mouse, but many others may think otherwise.

    Just drop in you reply and tell which mice you use.

  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    A one button mouse with no scroller just doesnt cut... especially with OSX. I use a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer
  3. spinner macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2002
    South Dakota

    Has anyone seen or used the new StudioMouse from Kensington? It is the one that has the mini track pad instead of a scroll wheel. I am thinking about getting one but wanted to hear some feed back first.
  4. BenRoethig macrumors 68030


    Jul 17, 2002
    Dubuque, Iowa
  5. awrc macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2002
    Milwaukee, WI
    I'm very attached to my Microsoft Trackball Optical - say what you will about their software, but Microsoft's keyboards/mice/trackballs etc are good. It was recognized and worked perfectly the minute I decided that the Pro Mouse was pretty and sleek and comfortable but basically annoying and replaced it.

    On top of that, the Intellipoint software lets me program the various extra buttons on a global basis, or on a per-application basis. The combination of this and my Griffin Powermate is very nice indeed.

    If the trackball has a problem, it's a tendency to accumulate Mouse Crud (tm) far more quickly than a mouse does, since your thumb is in contact with the ball most of the time. Even the "no moving parts" Pro Mouse isn't free from Mouse Crud (tm), that clear plastic really shows where your hand rubs against it.
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Once I started using the Mac all the time the optical pro mouse started to drive me mad, for 3 reasons...

    1. VERY uncomfortable
    2. No scrool wheel
    3. 1 button only

    So, I bought a Logitec MouseMan Dual Optical which is great!
    I can't believe that Apple charge £49 for that horrible mouse!
  7. SilvorX macrumors 68000


    May 24, 2002
    'Toba, Canada
    i'm thinking my ms intellipoint optical mouse would be perfect, i tried out some macs the other day with just a one button mouse, and didnt like it, but there was a computer or 2 with 2 button mice and it felt alot of them was a ms mouse lookalike...
    apple needs to make their mice comfortable for both hands, 2 buttons, and a scroll wheel
  8. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
    Well they aren't really PC mice since they are made to be mac compatible.

    I use a Logitech 2-Button Wireless Optical w/scroll wheel
  9. ibookin' macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    I second that. I have a Microsoft Office Keyboard that I use with my iBook and it is a great alternative to the Pro Keyboard. Not only does it have shortcut buttons and a scroll wheel, it also cost only about $35. For a mouse, I use a Logitech MouseMan Wheel that I bought about 2 years ago. Works perfectly in 10.2.
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    As smoothly as the Pro mouse works, I don't want to reach for the control key to get a menu.

    I use a Logitech Trackman Marble on one machine and a Kensington USB/PS2 scroll mouse on the other with single button mousies on the older machines.
  11. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Microsoft intellimouse optical. 5 completely map-able (both global and program specific) buttons of clicking goodness. :D


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