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Old 01-11-2018, 07:34 PM   #21
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My Logitech corded mouse (M500) is great.

The best feature is a wheel that, with a push of the button, can be set to roll freely or to be constrained (click). The former ("hyperfast scroll") is great for shooting to the top or bottom of a screen.

It also has several programmable buttons.

Maybe there's a wireless mouse that has those features. I stopped using wireless mice because it's a bother when the batteries run out.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:41 PM   #22
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Another vote for the Logitech. I have the M510. It came with the K350 wireless keyboard. I've a couple other wireless mice at work and I can tell you that since they went to using a laser (instead of the wheel), they all work great. Also, they are in the price range where it's not that big of a deal if you get one and don't like it to just get another one. I like the wheel on the M510 - most have one now and the wheel is great for scrolling.
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I stopped using wireless mice because it's a bother when the batteries run out.
They last a lot longer these days. When not used for a while they go on standby to save battery life and you just hit a key or move the mouse to re-activate. One of the Logitech models claims to last 18 months. I'm sure there are several others that will last well over a year as well.

I'd need 15 foot cables if my mouse and keyboard weren't cordless, plus there'd be cables to trip over every time I got up.
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I like the wheel on the M510 - most have one now and the wheel is great for scrolling.
A couple tips:

For those who are unaware, the scroll wheel can be adjusted to suit your preference...for example, 1 click of the wheel can be set to scroll 1 line, or 3 lines, 6 lines, etc.

On many of them you can push down on the wheel and it puts a temporary icon on the page that has up and down arrows. Then you just move the mouse to scroll...the further you get from the icon the faster it scrolls.
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Been using a Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 for years. Quite happy. Not too heavy or bulky, the 1 AA battery lasts are pretty good time. Accurate.

https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Wir...FQV0HM9XER1RNY

The one I have is purple in color.



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The wireless mice from both DW's and my laptops work great on the couch, on your knee, whatever. Mine is a Logitech (never knew that until I looked) but there's no number on it. I'm wondering if the old couch mouse was from when mice had rollers instead of lasers. Those didn't work well on cloth.

What I can't find any more is the old IBM thinkpads (and others) used to come with a little "pencil eraser" in the middle of the keyboard, between the home keys. You'd use it to push the pointer around just by giving it a little nudge in the right direction. It's by far the easiest pointing device for touch typists.

But since we're a dying breed, they don't make these any more. So I'm forced to a wireless mouse. The touch pads are worse than useless, they actually cause erratic pointer movements.



Apparently you and I are the only ones that liked the 'pencil eraser' device. Everybody else I know hated it, but I never associated it with being able to touch type and I agree we are pretty much extinct.
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Another vote for Logitech M325.

Have one at each desktop and laptop.

It's a small to mid size mouse. I like it because it's mall enough that you can move it fwd and backwards flexing fingers, not having to move your wrist.
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Thanks to all for the suggestions.
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