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Offline jepinto

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« on: February 03, 2004, 04:12:04 AM »
iBook 600, 10.1, soon to have 384 ram and Jag.

Her hubby can fix anything , with a hammer, 3 in 1 oil,  sledge hammer when needed.....tree farmer.

She came to the office yesterday with a dead iBook, wouldn't start, PANIC.  He had been using it the night before for email (one!).  Found the mouse pad "stuck".  Too much pressure?

Would love to find a mouse for them, preferably two button and scroll.  Needs to be large enough for his tractor hands, and he says "I don't want to break her computer!  Get whatever will do the job." wub.gif

Suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2004, 08:42:59 AM »
Microsoft optical mice are great. Yes, M$ does do something well! I have several of them - Intellimouse Explorer Optical, Intellimouse Explorer 2.0 (wireless) and the very simple (2 buttons & scroll wheel) Optical Wheel Mouse

At $9, you can't go wrong.

M$ mice have the nicest scroll wheels, IMHO. No "ratchety" feeling to them - they're nice and smooth. The wireless one is very nice - and quite big. Also about $40 more than the basic Optical Wheel mouse.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2004, 10:03:59 AM »
I second the MS Mouse. smile.gif

http://store.yahoo.com/livewarehouse/mumi94000.html

Solid as a brick. More so than the simple MS Optical.

And I think wireless wouldn't really be needed for "Tractor Hands". smile.gif
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2004, 10:48:03 AM »
Wow!  WOW.gif

What a deal! Nine bucks for a scroll mouse! B)

One is on the way to Bruce's house!

...thanks for the tip, Paddy!
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2004, 09:32:44 PM »
I second the motion for the MS mice. My Dad has the two button/scroll mentioned above and I have the 5 button. Both are working well.

I also have a Kensington 5 button optical that works very nicely. I especally like its rubberized grip. Only has drivers for X, though.

Kensington Optical

Good price Older model like I have which does work with OS 8-9 as well as X.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2004, 09:36:30 PM by krissel »


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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2004, 08:32:05 AM »
MS IntelliMouse Explorer Optical down to $15 smile.gif

http://store.yahoo.com/livewarehouse/mumi94000.html
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2004, 02:50:03 PM »
My Microsoft Optical Wheel PS2 & USB just arrived! I had no idea whether I needed to download a driver for it or not. The description of the mouse indicates that it's customizable.

Well, I plugged it and turned on my PowerBook. It works perfectly (I'm right handed) without any extra driver! The buttons and scroll wheel are set up just the way I want!

 B)
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2004, 07:55:46 PM »
Okay, I have to edit my last post with the following...

After operating the mouse with no driver, I just had to go get it and install it. Now I'm glad I did because it allowed me to customize the scroll wheel to act identically to my WACOM mouse.

When I click the scroll wheel it Double-Clicks. Now, a single mouse click will work for anything I want to do in the Finder that isn't already that way. It's always seemed odd to me that we use a single click for hyper-links and launching anything in the Dock or DragThing. Then a visit to the Finder and you're double clicking.

Not any more! laugh.gif  tongue.gif
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2004, 09:38:20 AM »
I've got the MS Explorer and Optical. smile.gif

I much prefer the Explorer.

Though the Optical is smaller and lighter and might be handier with a Laptop. smile.gif
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2004, 01:28:02 PM »
A  mouse is a mistake.

You guys need a Kesington TurboMouse -- which is a BIG trackball with 4 programmable buttons.
I have  used this great piece of hardware  since  the '80's !

I hate mice / mouses

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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2004, 08:20:19 PM »
To each his own Flash. smile.gif

Tact is not your middle name is it? wink.gif
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