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Input devices

Which do you use most of the time?   32 members have voted

  1. 1. Which do you use most of the time?

    • Mouse
      26
    • Trackball
      3
    • Other
      3

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I'm curious how many folks use trackballs.

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I like to use my joystick.

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mouse for me, god i havnt used a trackball in ages.

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i tried a serial trackball once, there abit weird i think i prefer a mouse

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Mouse sometimes, but I really like my laptop's touchpad, as long as it's not for long periods of use. Also, sometimes a tablet pc, in which case I use a stylus of course.

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I stick with a mouse, I can work with a touchpad on my laptop for short periods, which is all I use it for on-site. Trackballs I absolutely hate as my hands tend to shake a bit (always have) making them impossible to use.

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i only use a mouse but i dont consider laptops as real computers anyway so i dont like the trackpad thingos and stuff

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@DP: I was reading about GlovePIE a few days ago. Neat stuff!

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i just gotta find someone with a Wii so i can "borrow" a Wiimote :whistle:

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I'm curious how many folks use trackballs.

I used to use a trackball, but it got dirty so fast... Switched to a wireless optical mouse...

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Mouse for me. I just picked up the Logitech MX3200 Wireless desktop - great setup. :)

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i just gotta find someone with a Wii so i can "borrow" a Wiimote :whistle:
I'd let you borrow mine but I'm having too much fun with it :)
I used to use a trackball, but it got dirty so fast... Switched to a wireless optical mouse...
I used a trackball for FPS gaming many years ago. I did get annoyed at how dirty it got, but mostly I was bothered by the thumb cramps and the popping thumb knuckle that persists to this day.
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I guess I'm not a gamer or I'm some old fart, because it is still possible to do much of everything with the good old keyboard.

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My question was really about general PC usage. Gaming wasn't really my focus...but I brought it up anyway. :unsure:

Do you use a mouse with your keyboard? Most of us older guys do! Although these days I use an Evoluent Vertical Mouse because it is easier on my wrist.

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I do use a mouse when I have to, but it's not very frequent. I have also been looking at one of those vertical mice, seems very interesting.

However, when someone makes a better keyboard that can reduce (or eliminate) the possibility of carpal tunnel, I'll be all for it :).

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A full-time keyboard jockey, huh? I'll bet you know more keyboard shortcuts than I've ever even heard of :)

I highly recommend the vertical mouse. They recently released the "version 2" mouse and I like it even better that the old model. This new one has a "bumpy" mousewheel and eliminated a very annoying hardware bug. You can have my old mouse if you come pick it up :)

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How far is it from Nebraska to LaLa Land? Because Cluberti would have to go a long way to pick it up!

Oh yeah...

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:whistle:

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RE: the rule

It was a joke. I know where cluberti lives. He and I both know that he can't come get it.

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I'm not sure that he's revealed that info in a public arena...so I'll let him answer (or not) that. ;)

But I will say that he lives approximately 1,300 miles from me :angel:sneaky:

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I plead the 5th :).

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i always use a mouse, a logitech G7 to be exact. i had a trackball with my first computer, well it was more like a remote then a trackball (i looked like a typical multi-function tv remote but it had a trackball on top and a left click trigger on the bottom), i absolutely hate touch pads with a passion. i hate them so much that i was installing linux on a friends laptop and couldnt stand her touch pad so i went downstairs and grabbed my mouse, i love how it has a usb dongle so i can take it from pc to pc easily if i have to

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I mainly use a mouse but trackerballs are really good :)

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