Apple reimagines the mouse with force sensors, haptic feedback

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  • Reply 21 of 66
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

    This good news on many levels and hopefully shows OS X isn't going away nor is the mouse in the near future.

     

    Nope. This is one of those patents they get to prevent their competitors from being able to do it.

     

    Multitouch desktops are inevitable. The mouse is living on borrowed time.

  • Reply 22 of 66
    pscooter63pscooter63 Posts: 1,059member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    The mouse is living on borrowed time.


     

    You're going to corner the market on finger sharpeners, eh?  <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> 

  • Reply 23 of 66
    Originally Posted by PScooter63 View Post

    You're going to corner the market on finger sharpeners, eh?  <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> 

     

    Hardly need to sharpen your fingers when you have a 27” and 42” screen.

  • Reply 24 of 66
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    Originally Posted by malax View Post



    Personally after using a wireless Apple trackpad for a few years, I would be extremely unlikely to go back to using a mouse.

    Same here! :)

  • Reply 25 of 66
    dtidmoredtidmore Posts: 144member
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    Originally Posted by Trubador View Post



    As someone who has always used a 2-button mouse, I was always curious as to how the current mouse as well as the trackpad are used to access what is the "right-click" option menu.



    As for the magic mouse, you simply turn on "secondary click" in system preferences mouse settings.  The magic mouse fully supports left and right clicks as well as a slew of other gestures that can be activated by using Andreas Hegenberg's excellent little tool, BetterTouchTool.

     

    On the trackpad, you turn on "secondary click" in system preferences trackpad which activates a two finger click or tap gesture for right mouse click functionality.

  • Reply 26 of 66
    conrailconrail Posts: 489member
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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post



    Neither Adobe, nor Google have improved their software or services to accommodate for the Magic Mouse. Using Photoshop, Illustrator or Google Maps with a Magic Mouse is insane. Random jumps, zooming in and out wildly, objects flying offscreen...

    Hell, I've gotten that with a microsoft mouse on my last two macs.  A wired mouse on the old mac pro and a bluetooth mouse on the new iMac.  

     

    And I don't use Apple mice because they're terrible.  From the hockey puck forward, it just seems to be a blind spot for them for some reason.

  • Reply 27 of 66
    razorpitrazorpit Posts: 1,796member
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    Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post



    Why is Apple only patenting mice? Why the discrimination against rats?

     

     

    Don't worry, I've seen plenty pictures of Tim Cook hobnobbing with President Obama and various members of congress.  ;-)

  • Reply 28 of 66
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
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    Originally Posted by razorpit View Post

     

     

    Don't worry, I've seen plenty pictures of Tim Cook hobnobbing with President Obama and various members of congress.  ;-)


     

    The all new, all exciting Apple Rat™... it's unsqueakably different!

  • Reply 29 of 66
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,426member
    Nope. This is one of those patents they get to prevent their competitors from being able to do it.

    Multitouch desktops are inevitable. The mouse is living on borrowed time.

    God help my back muscles if I have to work all day on touch screens the size I use for video and photography, and three of them!
  • Reply 30 of 66
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
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    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post





    God help my back muscles if I have to work all day on touch screens the size I use for video and photography, and three of them!

     

    Only if you buy a Surface.

  • Reply 31 of 66
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    Originally Posted by Trubador View Post



    As someone who has always used a 2-button mouse, I was always curious as to how the current mouse as well as the trackpad are used to access what is the "right-click" option menu.

     

    Keep using your 2-button mouse; no need to be curious. It might kill you.

  • Reply 32 of 66
    haggarhaggar Posts: 1,568member

    A pressure sensitive mouse would be good for graphics applications and perhaps some games.

  • Reply 33 of 66
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Nope. This is one of those patents they get to prevent their competitors from being able to do it.

     

    Multitouch desktops are inevitable. The mouse is living on borrowed time.


    Yeah, because people are just itching to tap their monitors constantly at work.  Brilliant :rolleyes:

  • Reply 34 of 66
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by Freshmaker View Post

    Yeah, because people are just itching to tap their monitors constantly at work.  Brilliant :rolleyes:

     

    Why on Earth can seemingly no one conceive of anything but a vertical monitor? Laziness or stupidity?

  • Reply 35 of 66
    crowleycrowley Posts: 9,079member

    A more horizontal one would be an osteopath's boom with the amount of neck pain it'd cause.

  • Reply 36 of 66
    Not keen on having a bar stick out the back of a mouse, but I am certainly ready for a replacement to Apple's current mouse which I find extremely frustrating with its propensity for scrolling massively with barely a touch.
  • Reply 37 of 66
    nolamacguynolamacguy Posts: 4,758member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    Why on Earth can seemingly no one conceive of anything but a vertical monitor? Laziness or stupidity?


     

    the opposite, actually. in no way would looking downward at a horizontal monitor all day be comfortable at all. a vertical monitor meets the plane of vision for eyeballs pointed at it perpendicularly from a normal sitting position.

     

    but feel free to launch your own company selling horizontally pictured monitors....see how it goes!

  • Reply 38 of 66
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    Originally Posted by Crowley View Post

     

    A more horizontal one would be an osteopath's boom with the amount of neck pain it'd cause.


     

     

    TS has a point. When we read a book, we peer down more than we do with a computer screen, and we've been reading for hundreds of years longer than using computers.

     

    An iPad is the most natural screen position for a computer so far. 

  • Reply 39 of 66
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    Originally Posted by NolaMacGuy View Post

     
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    Why on Earth can seemingly no one conceive of anything but a vertical monitor? Laziness or stupidity?


     

    the opposite, actually. in no way would looking downward at a horizontal monitor all day be comfortable at all. a vertical monitor meets the plane of vision for eyeballs pointed at it perpendicularly from a normal sitting position.

     

    but feel free to launch your own company selling horizontally pictured monitors....see how it goes!


     

    Why does it have to be horizontal? The angle that you hold an iPad in portrait would be good for a lot of things. The ideal touchscreen as big as 27" would surely be very adjustable; it would swivel from vertical to horizontal and any angle in between.

  • Reply 40 of 66
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by NolaMacGuy View Post

    but feel free to launch your own company selling horizontally pictured monitors....see how it goes!




    I don’t see any architects complaining about drafting tables…

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