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okizen

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Can I use my favourite USB windows mouse on a MBP(17") or would I have to use an "Apple" mouse?
 

A Hebrew

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Most mouses can work on macs. Higher tech ones that have a ton of features sometimes are only for windows.
 
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ixodes

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I respect that your preference is a mouse.

Yet I'd highly encourage you to learn how to use the touchpad. It's one of the best features to date. I find it so fast, accurate, functional & fun, I cannot imagine not using it.

A mouse robs one of most of the functionality that sets OS X apart from earlier versions.

That's my take on it. :)
 
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GGJstudios

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I respect that your preference is a mouse.

Yet I'd highly encourage you to learn how to use the touchpad. It's one of the best features to date. I find it so fast, accurate, functional & fun, I cannot imagine not using it.

A mouse robs one of most of the functionality that sets OS X apart from earlier versions.

That's my take on it. :)
Likewise, I respect that your preference is the trackpad. However, in the vast majority of scenarios, a mouse is much, much faster and far more accurate than any trackpad. For overall speed and efficiency, the trackpad is no match for a mouse.
 
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ixodes

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Likewise, I respect that your preference is the trackpad. However, in the vast majority of scenarios, a mouse is much, much faster and far more accurate than any trackpad. For overall speed and efficiency, the trackpad is no match for a mouse.

Good point. I agree.

If speed is the focus I like to employ keyboard shortcuts, but that's more a reflection of my long time computer use. It's all personal preference and what ones used to.
 
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