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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    I do when on my desk I have a wireless logitech mouse which travels with the laptop and I use it whenever there is a flat surface at hand.

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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    I use the touchpad exclusively on my laptop ... I use a mouse or tablet on my desktop for editing photos, the touchpad is certainly not the correct tool for this!
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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    I only use a mouse because I cannot find a decent Bluetooth trackball.

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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    Since i'm left handed, it just makes sense and feels right to use a mouse. I do about half and half. This post, however is via a non mouse.
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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by SantaFe View Post
    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.
    Do you know about trackballworld.com? I too am a trackball user and the good ones are getting scarce. Microsoft's trackball explorer was highly regarded but didn't last and Logitech has discontinued their wireless optical trackman which are now going for $150+ on Ebay. I think Logitech discontinued the wrong model.

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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    It depends on what I'm doing. I like using a mouse for stuff like spreadsheets and desktop publishing. Otherwise I don't mind the trackpad (in all its fickle glory) as I am usually too lazy to plug in the mouse.

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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    I try to use the touchpad. I try. I can only use it left handed, and it's awkward. My cursor ends up jumping all over my document and I find myself suddenly typing about three paragraphs above where I should have been.

    I turn off the touchpad, and I can use the mouse with either hand, and typing is easy.

    I can use the touchpad at a pinch, where space is really short, but it's only much good for browsing and reading, not for doing extensive work.

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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    I use a mouse with mine as well. While I've configured my touchpad to be as comfortable as possible, (No click on touch, horizontal scrolling enabled, etc.) I have to switch fingers a lot while working on art, or else that gets painful very quickly. It's why I have a USB HP-branded mouse, and it's better for games anyway. ^^ (My aim with a touchpad in OpenArena is a joke. Couldn't hit an elephant if it was standing there.)

    Quote Originally Posted by SantaFe View Post
    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.
    Oh man, I wish I had a trackball instead of touchpad, those things are so cool. O : < That would be a lot less stress on my fingers, haha.

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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    Yep, I can't abide touchpads.
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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    Interesting responses to my question. Seems many folks prefer a mouse.

    It's been a couple of days for me with Ubuntu on the Macbook and I'm trying out Touchegg to configure touchpad gestures. It seems quite capable. Even using the mouse now, when I'm using the keyboard I find myself automatically trying to use the pad just as if I was still in OS X.

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