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    Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    I managed yesterday to get 13.04 working on my MacBook Pro 8,2. Ubuntu's touchpad gestures are good, but no match for the ease and capability of the OS X gestures. So, at least for the time being, and while the thing is sitting on my desk, I'm using an ordinary USB mouse.

    Just curious how many folks plug mice into their laptops?

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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    I don't! I use a trackball instead!

    Weird it seems it's getting harder & harder to find them in stores anymore. Mice everywhere, but usually only ONE basic model trackball.
    I'm a man, I can re-install, if I have to, I guess!

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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    I have a Logitech trackball over on the shelf. Might give it a try.

    Do they still make those little trackballs that attach to the side of a laptop?

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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    Not sure if I have clumsy fingers, but touchpads always seem to click when I'm not attempting to click, don't move the cursor where I want to move it and I find them annoying and uncomfortable, so I always use a mouse when I'm using a laptop... Unless I have no space for a mouse, then I'm forced to use the touchpad.

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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    I use a mouse with my laptop when i'm at my desk. I find doing any graphics work very hard with a trackpad or touchpoint. When I don't have the mouse I use the touchpoint (thinkpad ) or keyboard shortcuts.

    Quote Originally Posted by odiseo77 View Post
    Not sure if I have clumsy fingers, but touchpads always seem to click when I'm not attempting to click, don't move the cursor where I want to move it and I find them annoying and uncomfortable, so I always use a mouse when I'm using a laptop... Unless I have no space for a mouse, then I'm forced to use the touchpad.
    you can turn off tap to click in the mouse/trackpad control panel.

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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssam View Post
    you can turn off tap to click in the mouse/trackpad control panel.
    Thanks, will give it a try next time I use my laptop.

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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    I use a Logitech cordless mouse.
    Nothing too fancy, but I love it!

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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    Yep, always, even on my two netbooks when i'm out and about.
    I got used to using a mouse back in my Atari ST days and haven't looked back since

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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    I have an optical mouse and a keyboard hooked in through my USB hub station. I also have a card reader for SD, Smart Media, compact flash and memory stick and a 100MB Zip drive all hooked into the USB hub. Basically I just hook the hub into the single USB 2.0 port on the left side of my computer and I get all that stuff hooked in all at once. That frees up the two USB ports on the right of my computer for other stuff.
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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    I use a Logitech wireless mouse with scroll wheel for my laptop.
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