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post #41 of 253
Ok please excuse my shouting, but it needs to be done:

1-BUTTON MICE ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE 90% OF USERS WHO HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THEY ARE DOING. DON'T BELIEVE ME? ASK ANY PC TECH SUPPORT REP AND YOU WILL GET THE SAME ANSWER.

2-BUTTON = PRO = 10% (OR SO)
1-BUTTON = NEWBIES = 90%

WHY HAS THE MAC ALWAYS BEEN "SIMPLE" AND "EASY"? BECAUSE OF THE 1-BUTTON PHILOSOPHY.

AS SOMEONE ELSE SAID, THE 2ND (NTH) BUTTON(S) SHOULD ONLY EXIST AS A CONVENIENCE, NOT AS A REQUIREMENT ALA WINBLOWS.

Ok done. Sorry, won't happen again
post #42 of 253
I like cordless mouses but I hate batteries. And I also hate having to redo synchronization periodically on bluetooth mouses.

I'm currently using a three buttons & wheel mouse which is super-light, cordless, totally battery-free and also ball-free.

It's a wacom tablet mouse. I was using it as a tablet but as my main mouse broke, I began using the mouse which was provided with the tablet.
And I must say I now consider it to be a perfect solution. The tablet serves now as a mouse pad and since the wacom driver has a special mode for mouse movements, it's as precise and confortable to use as a regular mouse.

The main drawback is that its use is limited to the mouse pad (tablet) surface. And since mine is quite small, it's a problem when playing games such as ut2003... Maybe I'll buy a bigger tablet or just use a regular mouse for games (I don't like joysticks).

no ball, no cord, no battery!
post #43 of 253
A two-button mouse? From Apple? LMAO!

Ok, so I don't have to change my SOP for unpacking new Apple hardware:

1. Open box. Remove instruction manuals, cables, and packaging foam on top.

2. Remove mouse. Smash it to bits with a hammer or similar instrument. Carefully collect pieces and place them in trash can.

3. Continue with unpacking as normal.



It's difficult to imagine using anything less than a three button mouse w/ scroll wheel (3rd button is the wheel). OS X is designed for a two-button mouse w/ scroll wheel.

Once I used Expose with a 5 button mouse, I couldn't imagine going back to a three button mouse!

Every hard-core computer use has their own favorite mouse, so Apple could even ship computers without a mouse and let the user buy one. But that piss off the casual computer users, so I guess Apple needs a default mouse. My vote is for a three-button scroll-wheel mouse, but it doesn't really matter since I'll throw it out anyways.
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Originally posted by Rhumgod
How about the same functionality of the current mouse, but rocks side to side, to emulate the left and right click. Something like that, anyway.


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Okay, back to topic! That's what I'd expect from Apple... being able to rock the mouse side to side or an invisible trackpad on the mouse or something just elegant and not ordinary and "metoo"-ish.

I'm personally enamored of the one button mouse. It's great and I don't miss the scrollwheel since it doesn't really have any buttons at all! You just press down the whole thing with your hand like a giant button. Windows users find it cool.

Now, I don't know if some of you think the same or not, but to me, Netscape has had for YEARS a feature I'd like to have implemented on MacOS X. If you open Netscape and click-and hold, you trigger a contextual menu, so it's basically a right-click without having an additional button. Why Apple hasn't added this functionality to the operating system is beyond me because it's hidden and works like a charm and you don't need to change the hardware layout. You just click and hold and you emulate a right-click. If anyone has Netscape (or Firefox) go ahead and try it. It's the perfect solution to the second-button dilemma.
post #45 of 253
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Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg


2. Remove mouse. Smash it to bits with a hammer or similar instrument. Carefully collect pieces and place them in trash can.


I agree. I don't quite get why people are so against a two button mouse, and especially one with some (better) way of scrolling! More functionality doesn't always mean crappier, geez.
post #46 of 253
I don't think one-button mice have a whole lot of effect on UI design, you can basically use all of Windows with just the left button too, should you want to. Most all of these "contextual" options are also available in the menus in any OS. Bad design is just bad design, period. In essence, you should be able to efficiently use the program without having to access *any* menu (while anything extra or advanced is for more experienced users and belong in the menus).

But still, I'll welcome a multi-button Apple pro mouse.
post #47 of 253
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Originally posted by bilbo42
I like cordless mouses but I hate batteries. And I also hate having to redo synchronization periodically on bluetooth mouses.

I'm currently using a three buttons & wheel mouse which is super-light, cordless, totally battery-free and also ball-free.

Apple should make a Bluetooth Extreme mouse that has no cord, no batteries, no power supply at all! The power source will only be the Bluetooth Extreme, which will beam electricity to the mouse through the space-time continuum!

I'd be willing to pay a bit extra for such a feature.

Alternatively, I'd take a rechargeable mouse that comes with a nice little mouse hole (docking bay). My preference, however, is for a corded mouse, one that plugs into the keyboard. Windows users are always bitching about their mouse cords, but I rarely hear Mac users complaining, because with the mouse plugging into the keyboard, there's not much cord to get in the way. Make the keyboard wireless, and keep the mouse on a cord - simple, elegant, and very Mac-like.
post #48 of 253
I "accidently" threw away my 1 button mouse when I got this:

http://blargatron-systems.com/files/...er_w.stand.jpg

64% higher refresh rate than bluetooth. Same as USB.

8 buttons plus 4 way scroll. And yes, I use them all.

Oh, and did I mention it's 20x more sensitive than standard optical mice?

Wait, I forgot the best part: It's cheaper than Apple's 1 button bluetooth.
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post #49 of 253
i've not been a fan of wireless mice. the latency and the low resolution make them horrible to use for graphics. i ended up getting a high end gaming mouse (the razer diamondback) for all my uses. it's smooth and super high rez, which is perfect for doing graphic design work.
post #50 of 253
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feverishly working on a two-button wireless optical mouse that it intends to release.

I'd be happy if the fever broke and they just worked on getting a two button rat out the door already.

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With Apple now profiting from low-priced consumer electronics as it makes a push to reclaim market share from Windows, a two-button mouse is 'almost an essential,' sources said.

Even at Apple, Windows users get catered to before Mac users..
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post #51 of 253
I'd be happy with a one button mouse and a scroll wheel or scroll pad.

I doubt Apple is working on something that is just another old mouse design. If they are going to break away from one button, I am betting they finally figured out something that will surprise us all at its shear simplicity.

Then again, this could be a crap rumor.
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post #52 of 253
Control clicking your way around is a waste and an extra step, talk about making something more complex. Very powerful, often used and useful tools are relegated to a key on the keyboard which will scare any newbe more then discovering the right mouse button. (Which key was I suppose to click and do I need hold it down before clicking, during or after and... what is it for again?)

With Web pages a scroll wheel is one of the most powerful and simple to use tools available to make navigation simple, easy and effective.

Life, Society and how computers serve us is radically different from when the Macintosh UI guidelines were established. Email and the Web are in most peoples life blood now. Having to hold the Control key down for quick access to cut, paste, delete, spelling, etc., makes more problems then it solves.

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post #53 of 253
Then a $19 USB two button mouse is yours for the buying. *shrug*

And note you said 'quick' access... primary access needs to be through the single button at all times. Quick access can be through other means. That's the whole scaling to the user benefit I was talking about.

And yes, the computing world has changed a lot since 1984... but the basic principles of discoverability, usability, and scalability haven't. It isn't the users that are the problem, it's the developers. They continually want to write applications for themselves, not end users. It's just the nature of the beast. Not everyone is a UI and usability designer, so Apple makes sure to provide tools (Cocoa, for instance) that take care of the heavy lifting. Part of the philosophy is ensuring that developers can't shoot themselves in the foot any easier than can be. (Because we will. Oh yes, we will.) Drilling into their heads that 'you can only ever rely on one mouse button' is part of that training process, especially when you have developers coming over from X11 or Windows, where multiple buttons are ubiquitous... but never really standardized.

Again, I use a multi button mouse. I love doing so. But I also recognize that developers are a lazy and short sighted lot, and we'll screw it up given half a chance. Shipping a multi-button mouse as default would quickly blow any chance of maintaining UI consistency that the Mac has. And let's face it, that's one of the main strengths of the platform.
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post #54 of 253
if apple goes for a two button mouse i'd hope the second button is NOT a right (cntrl-)click, but rather customisable or even DYNAMIC button - by default say EXPOSE or, if over a link in safari, open in new tab (?-click)

a scroll wheel is also invaluable and doesnt detract from the simplicity of the one button mouse - its obvious what it does. (if it clicks as well that may start to cause trouble)


i prefer a 5 button mouse (with extra buttons on both sides - dont forget us lefties!) but the least used button is the right click!!
post #55 of 253
If a 2 button mouse is true, i will probably not have a scroll wheel as we know it. Probably a touch-strip with scroll functionality in the middle flush with the housing. That would be in keeping with Apples integrated look.MAcMaice are pretty nice, though.
post #56 of 253
I'd like the Apple wireless mouse to gain a Logitech MX1000 style laser optical technologty (very precise compared to other optical mice), a tilt-wheel (vertical/horizontal scrolling basically) or two-button mouse to have the features IK mentioned.
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post #57 of 253
I wanted to add that the control key is very close to the option and command keys. This is important because a truly efficient "pro" user will almost always have his or her hand on these keys when the other is on the mouse. To say that the control key is inefficient I think assumes that using your left (non-dominant hand) index finger is less efficient than using your right (dominant hand) middle finger. I guess it also assumes that your non mousing hand is at your side otherwise, when, at least when I use the mouse, it's usually on the keyboard already. I'm not convinced of the efficiency argument. This is coming from a person who uses a three button mouse, BTW.
post #58 of 253
Well, the current Apple one button is just about the most perfect mouse you can buy, period.

There is a UI argument being made, we know it well. Let's skip, since no one can legitimately deny the positive effect of a one button UI orthodoxy.

Then there is the argument about speed and ease of use: this is the one in which ALL of the multibutton proponents don't have a fvcking clue.

Why?

Scroll wheels are the most ergonomically evil invention ever to marr the computer mouse. They are absolutely horrid, and there is a mountain of evidence to tell you why. Don't forget, that on the keyboard we have a a much faster and far more ergonomic way to scroll -- THE FVCKING ARROW KEYS!!! If the ludittes would get their sweatty paws off the mouse long enough, they might realize that using the keyboard properly is faster and safer than trying to turn a mouse into an advcanced control surface.

Which "pros" really use a multi-button mouse?

Musicians, artists and editors all use specialized control surfaces when dealing with apps that require more than one button. Whether we're talking about mixing boards, tablets, shuttle pros, coded keyboards, we aren't talking about multi-button mice. There is the case of shake, and ONLY of shake, and even that could be changed...

As a mechanism for UI control, a one button mouse plus keyboard remains the healthiest (most comfortable), quickest, and most elegant interface.

All that said, if Apple were to change, I wouldn't look for a traditional 2 button mouse.

Firstly, any mouse would have to be ambidexterous: it would have to seamlessly recognize a left or right handed operation, and change the mouse pattern accordingly, that, or 2 buttons would have to be arrayed in a way that represented 'main' and 'auxiallary', rather than 'right' and 'left'

Secondly, only the hightest ergonomic principles could be expressed in the design, that negates any form of conventional scroll wheel, as they are all failures from a biomechanical standpoint.

Thirdly, the ergonomic advantages of a whole hand over one button would have to be re-established by a superior ergonomic shape -- difficult... Most of the "ergo-look" designs aren't all the ergonomic. Turning them on their side, to avoid twisting the wrist is too ugly, despite the benefits.

Apple's latest two mice have been able to mitigate this problem (and remain attractive enough to leave on a desk) by forcing a grip that reduces fine muscle movements (no single finger control) and either through the round shape (of the puck) or the side tabs (of the current design) force users to lift their wrists slightly and use a larger muscle group in controlling the mouse.

Is there a shape that keeps the inherent ergonomy of gross muscle movements, and supplies two buttons and a scroll interface?

Maybe a headlight-like shape! Think breast implants!

A half spheriod cone with two or three rings. You put your hand around it less like a mouse and more like a casually held football -- one that you're about to toss through the bottom of the desk. Whether you grip it left or right, your index finger falls nearer the top (on the first lace) and your middle finger falls nearer the base. Also whether you grip left or right, your wrist is turned at least 45 degrees from horizontal, and maybe closer to 50-60 degrees depending on the conical shape used, again, much better.

Scrolling? Well, though I believe this best accomplished through a form of gestural recognition, one could at this point employ some sort of iPod tech at the top of the cone. You scroll as if teasing the areola of this rather breast-like shape.

Multibutton, yes!
Scrolling, yes!
Ergonomic, yes!
Ambidexterous, yes!
Unconventional, absolutely!

We've had the puck, now comes the tit! Think of a airport base station, smaller in circumference, but taller, curved in slightly at the base to allow the pinky to slip under more comfortably.

I guarantee you that's what Apple will release, if/when they go multi-button.
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post #59 of 253
Scroll wheels are nice but they aren't the best option.

Having a rocker button where your thumb rests would be a better option. And then some extra buttons on the other side of the mouse.

Honestly engineers make design harder than it has to be.
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post #60 of 253
Besides certain industries such as design, no pro user constantly uses the mouse. If you consider yourself a "pro" user than your hands would be constantly on the keyboard. For no matter what you say, the keyboard will always have more buttons and more functionality than any mouse. For me, my hands rarely leave the keyboard, and since I'm on a powerbook, the few times I need a mouse all I need is to rotate my wrist a bit.
post #61 of 253
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And note you said 'quick' access... primary access needs to be through the single button at all times. Quick access can be through other means. That's the whole scaling to the user benefit I was talking about.

I agree whole heartily. I just think access through "other means" is most easily attained through right clicking.

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Don't forget, that on the keyboard we have a a much faster and far more ergonomic way to scroll -- THE FVCKING ARROW KEYS!!!

So if your one of "the ludittes" who use the mouse you should completely remove your hand from the mouse and click an arrow key just to navigate a web page a line or two (assuming your right handed). Or you can use your left hand to reach across the key board to click that down arrow key once to make that small line move down. That sure is economy in motion. Going on about not using the mouse in favor of keyboard navigation is a different argument then discussing the functionality of the mouse.


As far as scroll wheel ergonomics not being ideal, that holds true for the use of the mouse as well which have crippled many a corporal.


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Which "pros" really use a multi-button mouse?

When I was working in 3D a multi-button mouse was a godsend. The scroll wheal was invaluable for zooming in and out of your scene.

I just came back from Photoshop world where quite a few of the instructors commented on how one of the first things they do in customizing thier Photoshop work environment is throw away the one button Rat and get a two button mouse.

Adobe's Creative Director, who was one of the instructors (and who is a Mac user) mentioned how Adobe is busy building in contextual menus for all the various Photoshop tools for faster navigation.

I personally try and use all the keyboard shortcuts I can and manly use a pen and Wacom tablet. But for web navigation I love that right button and the scroll wheal.

The only time I use the control button are times like this when I am on my laptop with no Mouse attached.

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post #62 of 253
Maybe make it rock forward for left click and backwards for right click...like a see-saw...
post #63 of 253
Also, about airport. Are they considering adding that Pre-N stuff...?
post #64 of 253
does this not seem to everyone else like apple is starting to cater to the new PC business roped in from the ipod sales? If apple is seriously considering this after years of sticking to the simple and functional idea that works just fine for many many users, what is next? i don't like the idea that apple is willing to abandon ideas rooted in functionality, ease of use, good design and everything that makes apple apple just to make some switchers more comfortable.
post #65 of 253
Apple could make a two button mouse without putting two buttons on it.

A few ideas:

Someone mentioned it rocking left or right for left or right clicks.

Buttons are touch sensitive like iPod 3G buttons. There is no click, there really are no buttons. Flush with mouse.

Similarly, scroll pad is in middle, similar to PB pad.

Here's a good idea: the mouse top is a pad like a PB track pad. Use 1 finger for left-click, two fingers for right click, scrollable.

Or perhaps have the click analog instead of digital! By applying different amounts of pressure you could change your click.

Best thing about this is that it must be turned on in System Prefs.
post #66 of 253
Oh and by the way, how to accommodate Powerbook users?

Well, iScroll offers a great little feature: with 2 fingers on the trackpad, the click becomes a right click. Wouldn't be too hard for apple to include that in their firmware.
post #67 of 253
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Originally posted by arlodesign
I already know what the first one will be: Shake. The system requirements call for a three-button mouse.

Someone mentioned a trackpad on the top of it. What about a small iPod-like scroll wheel with the third button in the middle of that? Or would it be too small to use?

Sort of like this really!
Apple attempts to patent iPod-like scroll-disk mouse
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/04...tent_ipodlike/

Patent Application:
http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-...DN/20030076303

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post #68 of 253
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Originally posted by BuonRotto

Perhaps one bizarre compromise is to ship a two button mouse where both buttons act like a left mouse button by default.

Not as crazy as you might think...

Many early-ish Carbon applications that were more OS 9 beasts than OS X interpret 2nd (and higher) mouse button clicks as left-clicks.

Personally, I've never really enjoyed using the one-button mouse. The Apple Pro mouse was a gorgeous device, but I really, really miss the scroll wheel in particular.

And that's where I think Apple could improve on the design most. More than any clicking, using my index finger for scrolling causes a bit of pain in the knuckle. The problem is you're not only curling the finger, but lifting it also. I'd love just a single finger-pad wide touch sensitive strip running vertically between the two buttons. That'll work for scrolling, and maybe be tap-sensitive (or use the iPod's click-wheel button) for middle-click.

For what it's worth, I find a multi-button mouse invaluable for web browsing. I use a bluetooth Logitech MX-900 mouse. The back & forward thumb buttons on the left side are used for back/forward in web browsers, and up/down folder levels in Finder. Middle-click is open web link in new browser tab. Left & right click are standard, and the other 3 buttons are for switching tab in Safari, hide current application, and Expose's 'all of current application's windows' mode. I have the other two Expose modes (show desktop, and show all open windows) set up as screen hot corners.
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post #69 of 253
You know, another reason why they might be doing this is that they're just getting a lot of people (like me) who ordered a Mac mini with a Apple keyboard and no mouse. So, why not sell an Apple branded multi-button mouse and keep the extra $10+ markup themselves.

It'll be an awful day for me though when my three button Logitech Wingman Gaming Mouse gives out. I've never had a mouse fit my hand so perfectly. I just wish Logitech would re-introduce this mouse with optical tracking.
post #70 of 253
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Originally posted by Kickaha
>1 button mice by default will kill the UI consistency. Period.

One-button as default isn't for the users, it's for the developers. It *forces* them to adhere to the UI guidelines regarding discovery, which are solid, well-founded, established, proven, and there for a reason.

The day Apple ships a 2+-button mouse as default is the day they have jumped the shark.

Exposé was designed with the idea of multiple button mice. Maybe the second button is for exposé/dashboard! This will keep the UI consistency.

I love my PowerBook and having a one button doesn't hinder it at all. I use the control key but nowhere near as much as the fn key. The scroll trackpad is more important than the second button in my opinion. I want an Apple mouse with a scroll wheel more than a two button mouse (although how you'd have a one button mouse with scroll wheel would be confusing for the users!)

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1-BUTTON = NEWBIES

And in response to this, the Apple has the control key, if developers build second button requirements - which they do really, users would be able to use the control key. Problem solved. However, in windows there is no alternative. My question is will a laptop second button be introduced? A second button would actually mke the OS more intuitive as most people are used to Windows. Having no second button and teaching people to control-click is anti-intuitive (for switchers).
post #71 of 253
I love people who say things like "Scroll wheels are an ergonomic nightmare, there have been studies!"

Seems easier than clicking on the arrows to me, mission accomplished!

Also, some people had a problem with wireless mice. I have a MX1000 as I mentioned before, and it has equal latency to USB, plus maybe 1ms which I can't notice and I'm a gamer (yes I have a PC too).

The only thing different about Logitech wireless mice is the weight.

Of course, Apple's mouse will probably be bluetooth, which is much slower.
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The current version ships with a 3.5mm mini-Audio jack for analog or optical digital sound, but requires that users purchase a $40 kit to tap the optical interface.

Or $7 at radio shack.
post #73 of 253
I'll say it again, click and hold is even better than a right click. It's hidden, emulated and you don't need extra buttons.

And if you think about it, Apple isn't about adding extra buttons. The latest iteration of the iPod has the fewest buttons it's ever had. Compare 1G with 4G. They're about making it simple. I'm sure if this rumor is true, the second button on the mouse will be in the form of an integrated click pad, very iPod-ish and will seem as obvious as the click-wheel.

Keep it simple. The one button mouse is more than enough for me. I prefer scrolling with the keyboard arrows since they also allow left and right, not just up and down.
post #74 of 253
On a side note, I think it would be very intuitive of Apple to replace the arrow keys on the keyboard with a click wheel. Up, down, left, and right would all still be clickable but you could also use it to scroll through a document, a list of files, your iTunes database, or anything for that matter. There could also be a center button designated to certain actions based on the application you are running (i.e. open the selected file in the Finder, play the selected son in iTunes, switch between vertical and horizontal scrolling in a document). If the click wheel is so friggin great why hasnt it made its way to my desktop yet.
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I'll say it again, click and hold is even better than a right click. It's hidden, emulated and you don't need extra buttons.

And if you think about it, Apple isn't about adding extra buttons. The latest iteration of the iPod has the fewest buttons it's ever had. Compare 1G with 4G. They're about making it simple. I'm sure if this rumor is true, the second button on the mouse will be in the form of an integrated click pad, very iPod-ish and will seem as obvious as the click-wheel.

Keep it simple. The one button mouse is more than enough for me. I prefer scrolling with the keyboard arrows since they also allow left and right, not just up and down.

click and hold takes too long and makes the computer seem slow.
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click and hold takes too long and makes the computer seem slow.

You could adjust that through the System preferences panel quite easily.
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You could adjust that through the System preferences panel quite easily.

Where?

Besides, if Apple's going to start using contextual menus, they NEED a right button.

I think Apple should give a CHOICE to users. Maybe ship the KB and mouse seperately. Maybe they should offer various mouse and keyboard options like from other vendors.

Almost no other company lets you do that! It'd be "different"!

Apple forces us into all kinds of uncomfortable buying positions (PPC, not enough drive bays, etc).. why not make up for it by letting us choose our own peripherals?

As many people seem to think, we are "paying" for that mouse and keyboard, so why don't we get what we want?
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Carpel tunnel...... although not serious, "or life threatening" is not a good thing! period!

I Suffered many days with bouts with it from all the right left right left right clicking and scrolling with those little wheels and buttons which is why i switched from those horrible things, the one button simplicity is part of the reason why i switched... I can rest my hand gently and put a little pressure on it and voila...

it has saved my hand.... you know the scroll buttons are built into the gui in safari hold down your mac mouse and let it scroll for you, much easier!!!!!

as an option ok.... as standard HELL NO! should apple start inventing viruses and anit virus programs so you people can run all those programs you are so used to? no.... then why make everything to cater to windows people who use crap and think its good for them....... one button till death do us part!

rest easy one buttoneers their are so many people that have used mac for so long that love it the way it is that they would raise so much hell if it were different............. so we will have both im sure
post #79 of 253
Are you in hicksville, Ohio by chance? (it's a real city)

5ish years ago I spent 6 months working for bellsouth providing tech support. In that amount of time I took well over 8,000 calls. We used to say "click the second button" or right click bring up properties to all the customers, to first check the windows internet settings. In all the time I (remember it well) ONLY ONCE was I ever questioned about "right click".

1 person. that was 5 years ago. I don't know a single person in any country that has computers that can't do a right click. 2 button mouse is just as easy as 1 button mouse.



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Ok please excuse my shouting, but it needs to be done:

1-BUTTON MICE ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE 90% OF USERS WHO HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THEY ARE DOING. DON'T BELIEVE ME? ASK ANY PC TECH SUPPORT REP AND YOU WILL GET THE SAME ANSWER.

2-BUTTON = PRO = 10% (OR SO)
1-BUTTON = NEWBIES = 90%

WHY HAS THE MAC ALWAYS BEEN "SIMPLE" AND "EASY"? BECAUSE OF THE 1-BUTTON PHILOSOPHY.

AS SOMEONE ELSE SAID, THE 2ND (NTH) BUTTON(S) SHOULD ONLY EXIST AS A CONVENIENCE, NOT AS A REQUIREMENT ALA WINBLOWS.

Ok done. Sorry, won't happen again
post #80 of 253
Everyone gets sore if they use any input device too long. But i'd say 95% of us don't have serious problems from a scroll wheel and use one everyday. The 5% (you included) can buy a special mouse to suite your needs. Not the other way around.


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Originally posted by Catman4d2
Carpel tunnel...... although not serious, "or life threatening" is not a good thing! period!

I Suffered many days with bouts with it from all the right left right left right clicking and scrolling with those little wheels and buttons which is why i switched from those horrible things, the one button simplicity is part of the reason why i switched... I can rest my hand gently and put a little pressure on it and voila...

it has saved my hand.... you know the scroll buttons are built into the gui in safari hold down your mac mouse and let it scroll for you, much easier!!!!!

as an option ok.... as standard HELL NO! should apple start inventing viruses and anit virus programs so you people can run all those programs you are so used to? no.... then why make everything to cater to windows people who use crap and think its good for them....... one button till death do us part!

rest easy one buttoneers their are so many people that have used mac for so long that love it the way it is that they would raise so much hell if it were different............. so we will have both im sure
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