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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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