Originally posted by crees!
Maybe just for profit sake?
And NOT sell their inventory of single button Bluetooth mice and drive off potential sales to competitors? Oh, I forgot, the regular MM drives people away too, for its peculiarities.
Originally posted by blackbird_1.0Um, you can program it to right-click.
Yes, but the post you quote does say that but is objecting to the very fact that the user MUST raise their index finger a fair distance away from the shell to make it sense a "right click" as a "right click", or rather, call it a secondary button click. It's even more irritating when I switch it to left hand mode, ALL clicks are assumed to be secondary button if you use the index finger as the primary click, unless you raise your secondary button finger. For a mouse with better clicking, I rest my fingers on the shell, only putting enough force to click when I need it. I also usually like to only have to move one finger to make one action. Moving two fingers to make the same action is backwards.
That, the scroll ball's ease of jamming and the uselessness of the side buttons are the biggest things that I think Apple got wrong on the MM. Frankly, Apple can be such sissies about getting something that looks optimal to their school of design, at the expense of usability. Many times Apple is excellent for usability, for times like this, I think they get too caught up in themselves.
What I think Apple did get right is that a middle click has the same force as a primary and secondary click. Most scroll mice allow the scroller to be clicked, but the amount of force needed is about twice that of the other buttons. Another thing they did get right is that the side scrolling is proportional in motion and it involves the same force as vertical scrolling. Other side scrolling mice are only on-off buttons, and side scrolling involves a lot more force than vertical scrolling, there's no proportionality there.