Originally Posted by Bruce Young
(Specific issues are: (1) right-click very difficult to make work reliably, (2) the MM side buttons are a disaster for me, because they are right where I want to hold and pick up the mouse to move it when it gets to edge of table/pad space, thus inadvertently activating the various expose etc. -- so I disable the side buttons.)
I hope they have tested with real humans who have had experience with a wide range of computers and mice...
You left one item out of your list:
-- There's NO way to tell that a second button/right-click function exists for non-Mac users in a computer lab setting. Our campus has over 700 Macs in our computer labs, and ~70% of our students use Windows and have NO knowledge of the "Mighty Mouse" at all...how are they to know that they can right-click? In one lab, we had to put little signs on each Mac with right-click instructions ("lift your left finger up and click only with the right..."), and you should have heard the jeering from the Windows folks -- the "so easy to use" Macs need a sign to tell people how to use the mouse.
So until Apple comes into the 1990s and makes an actual physical 2nd button on their mice, I've been removing the not-so-Mighty Mouse and replacing them with real 2-button, working scrollwheel mice...from Dell (we have hundreds of spares lying around, luckily).