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*Allen Jessup
Message 51 of 54 (205 Views)

Re: Track ball vs. Mouse

01-09-2007 05:09 AM in reply to: *Howard K
It's not the younger ones around here. The biggest offender listens to
classical music. The problem is. Even though the is a ban on radios. It is
never enforced until it gets bad enough for a complaint.

I'd even agree that musack would be better than nothing.


"Lon Neufeld" wrote in message
Do you write to these forums under a pseudonym? maybe your sitting on the
other side of my cubicle right now?! :-D

Music has been a bone of contention around here (every once in a while we
are permitted to quietly listen to radio, then the younger kids crank it up
before heading out to the field for measurements or whatever, and we all pay
yet again)
*C Witt
Message 52 of 54 (205 Views)

Re: Track ball vs. Mouse

01-16-2007 02:44 PM in reply to: *Howard K
"Logitech Trackman Wheel Mouse" here, and I love it. Use it for CAD /
programing at work.. and have a 2nd one at home for general use, and games.

From what I've seen, a Track Ball is the ONLY way to go for CAD.. or
anything else. Regular (even wireless) are just too slow.
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Message 53 of 54 (205 Views)

Re: Track ball vs. Mouse

01-16-2007 03:46 PM in reply to: *Howard K
I've never used a trackball, but this is what I do use:

Logitech MX700 Optical mouse.
It has two buttons near your thumb - one I've assigned as ESC and the other as ENTER. Right Click and Left Click as normal with a normal scroll bar that I can either pan or zoom with. I've never run out of space, as the mouse is optical rather than roller ball - I can reach the extents of my screen without lifting or sliding my wrist along the mouse pad. No cord to get tangled up either. (There are three extra buttons near the scroll button that are also programmable, but I do not use those.)

This mouse combined with keyboard shortcuts and express tools makes me pretty darn efficient in ADT.

Going back to the old two button mouse slows me WAY down. And I can't imagine going back to the tablet I used in college...
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Registered: ‎07-06-2005
Message 54 of 54 (174 Views)

Re: Track ball vs. Mouse vs. touch pad vs. sketch pad

03-20-2012 05:36 AM in reply to: *Howard K
I am looking into mouse alternatives because of pain in my mouse hand & arm. The track ball looks like something that I would have to learn to use but then there was also a touch pad kind of simular to those on a lap top just bigger & then there is now a sketch pad. I am pretty comfortable using the touch pad on a lap top so I am leaning to getting one of those, plus I could use it with both hands. I am a lefty but I mouse right handed. I have been using a scroll mouse sence 1994 before then it was the digitizer & the board
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