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Authored by: ashill on May 27, '03 08:15:25PM

That's precisely why I voted 'no'--for those who want a 2 (or more) button mouse, it's easy and fairly cheap to go get one. In fact, I actually prefer a single button mouse (at least on a laptop), and I am no novice--the keyboard is within easy reach and provides much more control than multiple mouse buttons ever can.

Meanwhile, multiple buttons confuse the many novices I know more than they help, but those people wouldn't know to go get a single button mouse. Right now, the Mac OS is the only OS that supports one button mice, although they also support multiple buttons and scroll wheels. I'd prefer they keep it that way.

The one place where it might make sense to include a multi-button mouse is on laptops, where the trackpad can't be replaced, although, as noted above, I actually like one button. Of course, if Apple wants to make 2 button mice an option when you purchase any Mac, that would be great; I just hope they still sell one button mice to those who don't know any better.



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Authored by: dr_turgeon on May 27, '03 09:00:45PM

Ashill makes a good point. I'm undecided about what Apple ought to do, but with laptops it makes sense that an option should be there. A button that could sense which side is clicked (this would be disabled/enabled via the trackpad contol panel, perhaps) could let us have it both ways.



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