Do you use a MOUSE?

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    Feb 09, 2012 8:53 PM GMT
    I was going to post this in technology, but figured I'd get a broader response here. My question is: Do you use a mouse with your PC or Laptop, and if so, do you have a mousepad?

    Just wondering if people still use mousepads.
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    Feb 09, 2012 9:07 PM GMT
    Haven't used a mouse in years.
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    Feb 09, 2012 9:14 PM GMT
    I'm using an Apple Magic Trackpad. Took me a while to learn it, and the trick was to tape it to the keyboard, to which it mates perfectly.
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    Feb 09, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    I'm a PC gamer, so I still use an optical mouse with my desktop PCs.

    With my laptop, I'll use a mouse if I'm working on something that requires extensive use of the mouse (ie. researching stuff or putting together a powerpoint presentation).
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    Feb 09, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    I use a bluetooth-connected optical laser mouse with my macbook. It allows for better precision when working in media editing. Also the click button on my laptop is kinda busted.
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    Feb 09, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    I use a mouse with my desktop and I have a mousepad that I got in a tourist shop in London in 2008 that's on it's last legs and should probably be replaced.
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    Feb 09, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidthe trick was to tape it to the keyboard, to which it mates perfectly.
    wat
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    Feb 09, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    The reason I asked is I created several mousepads of my artwork in my new online store and wondered if people still use them. I've got about 15 current designs. Check 'em out.

    http://www.cafepress.com/victorrook


    A montage pad of many images:
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    Feb 09, 2012 10:05 PM GMT
    I only use my mouse when I'm working on photoshop or illustrator. And I always use my desk for the "mouse pad." I don't think there's really a need for an actual mouse pad anymore as none of them have the little ball underneath anymore. When it comes to technology, if Apple doesn't make it, then there's probably no longer a need for it. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 09, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
    I use a wireless mouse on my Ideapad laptop. I also use a mousepad with a wrist rest.
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    Feb 09, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    Apple magic trackpad makes mouses obsolete in daily general use (for me).
    I'd still like a magic mouse for precision for playing games, though I don't have time to game, ergo don't need one
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    Feb 09, 2012 10:12 PM GMT
    Absolutely. He fetches my pencils for me, and it only costs me a little cheese to keep him happy. icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 09, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    Willz09 saidI only use my mouse when I'm working on photoshop or illustrator. And I always use my desk for the "mouse pad." I don't think there's really a need for an actual mouse pad anymore as none of them have the little ball underneath anymore. When it comes to technology, if Apple doesn't make it, then there's probably no longer a need for it. icon_smile.gif
    I don't want that shit scratching my desk.
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    Feb 09, 2012 10:15 PM GMT
    No. I got so used without it it feels strange when I touch one
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    Feb 09, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    I love people who use mousepads with laser mice. :-)

    And no.
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    Feb 09, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    i use a Logitech MX1000 laser mouse and i do have a mousepad since i also have a glass desk. A mousepad will actually make your mouse function better mechanically usually. The little low-friction pads on the underside tend to pick crap up as you slide them across a surface (the ball rollers on old ball mice did too) and the mouse will eventually feel as if its "bogging down" in your hand. A mousepad helps by giving you a surface that you can clean properly (as opposed to the finish of an antique wood desk)
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    Feb 09, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    yes
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    Feb 09, 2012 11:02 PM GMT
    no my snake ate it!
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    Feb 09, 2012 11:15 PM GMT
    Microsoft D67-00001 Trackball

    Have it on all my PCs! Some much better than a mouse!

    Tristan
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    Feb 09, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
    i use a wacom tablet, does everything a mouse does, and my hand does not hurt. Using a mouse is very unnatural, like holding a brick.
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    Feb 09, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    Yes, I have a cable-connected Microsoft mouse for my laptop. The mousepad I use is just an old sheet of plain hardboard, but it works a treat.
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    Feb 09, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
    On my work PC - yes, but I dont use a mousepad.

    Oh my home laptop - yes and no. I use the trackpad but if I'm doing work on large documents I use the bluetooth mouse. Because my dining table is tempered glass I use a book or something underneath for the mouse but not a proper pad per se
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    Feb 09, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    Haaretz saidI love people who use mousepads with laser mice. :-)

    And no.



    That would be me! I know, I thought it was crazy too (and i have one of those "works on almost any surface!" mice) but honestly, it makes all the difference in the world when you are using it on an uneven surface.

    Mine's a green frog design!
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    Feb 09, 2012 11:58 PM GMT
    Laser mouse, no pad
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    Feb 10, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
    NotThatOld saidYes, I have a cable-connected Microsoft mouse for my laptop. The mousepad I use is just an old sheet of plain hardboard, but it works a treat.
    Wow..... you clearly don't care about aesthetics.