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(Not so) Mighty Mouse

 
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I've got one word for Apple's Mighty Mouse: Quirky.

Rather than physically distinct buttons, the Mighty Mouse employs "touch sensors" to maintain a sleek Mac aesthetic. Primary (or left) clicking works fine. But for a secondary (right) click, you need to lift both fingers from the mouse before re-applying a single finger. In other words, as long as the primary sensor detects a touch, the click is primary. Furthermore, if your fingers tend to slide away from the far end of the mouse (where the sensors are), all clicks are interpreted as primary.

I guess I'm a sloppy mouser. I thought I would get used to this, but I have to admit it's a pain.

Even if a Bluetooth version of the Mighty Mouse is on the way, I'm not convinced that it's worth waiting for. So for my PowerBook, I finally strayed from Apple's offerings and bought a third-party mouse. (Insert gasps of disbelief.) Logitech's Bluetooth V270 even comes in silver to match the PowerBook. So until Apple figures out how to make a mouse with more than one button...
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:
Insert gasps of disbelief.



Not from me. First thing i always get for a Mac is a Kensington track ball.
 
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