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Authored by: gdelfino on May 28, '03 11:41:21AM

... and I have an 11 button mouse with mouse wheel plus a PowerMate.

You see, a 2 button mouse is incredibly difficult to use for small kids. I have seen it.

Now, a multibutton mouse could be a BTO option.


Gustavo Delfino
Caracas, Venezuela

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Authored by: wibs on May 29, '03 07:12:24AM

it's reasoning like this that gives credence to people saying that macs aren't for serious work. why should people who need to be productive need to spend extra $$ on 3rd party hardware because a kid can't handle an extra mouse button in a math blaster game?

granted i'm way off on one end of the spectrum, as i immediately buy a 3 or 4 button mouse for any mac i use. a button for back, a button for forward, and a button to scroll a page (not to mention never reaching for the control button again) make it possible for me to ignore the keyboard for everything but actual typing.

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Authored by: yellow on May 29, '03 09:15:22AM

I'd say that millions of PC kids have gotten used to multi-button mice. The single button mouse is distinctly Mac, and I always enjoy seeing PC users struggle with the single button mouse. But once I went multi-button, I'll never go back.

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Authored by: Werd on May 29, '03 10:15:37PM

I think that Apple should include multi-button scroll mice with new machines, but in the Mouse preference pane, there could be a simple checkbox to treat any mouse button press as a "left click." That way non-novices could experience the significant time-savings of having a scroll wheel and not having to head for the keyboard to invoke contextual menus, while at the same time keeping things "kid-friendy." It's such a waste to make such a beautiful thing like the Pro Mouse, but to have it so limited that a lot of people don't want to use it. Mine is sitting in my drawer, never used. At the University I attended, they bought Logitech Wheel Mice for all of the machines, old and new. We're talking a couple hundred mice here. I'm sure all the Apple mice are sitting in a box somewhere. It's just a shame. If I'm paying $60 for a mouse, I shouldn't feel the need to replace it right away. And in the case of the University, the money saved would have been enough to buy another Mac.

The other easy option is to offer a choice of mice, as most PC manufacturers do...

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