2 Mouse Me or Not Too Mouse Me

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Well now that we have an idea of how the next Power Mac will look like.....will we get the one and only 2-button mouse from Apple?



I think Apple is way late on this one as the one button mouse is what made the Mac in the 80s, and that is easy.....but in today?s world of using most apps it's more or less a pain.....I used a 2 button mouse on a PC the other day and saved so much time doing my work that I asked how come Apple hasn't made there own yet?



I know you can go out a buy a 2 button mouse for the Mac but I like Apple to make there own....as I think this is one of the many things that hold PC users to come to our side.



I haven't read any rumours on the next apple mouse...if there are any please post as I like to know if they will come with the next Power Mac....as I may get it.



Frank_t

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 17
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,215member
    Hmmm I wonder if THIS thread will survive....



    The LOCKness Monster(ie Jamie) hehehe.



    I'm for Apple staying with the current mouse so that we keep 3rd party options strong.
  • Reply 2 of 17
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    [quote]Originally posted by hmurchison:

    <strong>



    The LOCKness Monster(ie Jamie) hehehe.



    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> I like that!
  • Reply 2 of 17
    I'll save you the time...............









    [ 07-24-2002: Message edited by: Moonraker ]</p>
  • Reply 2 of 17
    i like the one button mouse, but if producing a nice 2 button mouse will stop people from creating this thread, then i'm all for it.
  • Reply 5 of 17
    i like the one button mouse, but if producing a nice 2 button mouse will stop people from creating this thread, then i'm all for it.
  • Reply 6 of 17
    blackcatblackcat Posts: 697member
    Apple should just sell extra buttons separately
  • Reply 7 of 17
    frank_tfrank_t Posts: 428member
    Thank You admins.....
  • Reply 8 of 17
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    [quote]Originally posted by frank_t:

    <strong>Thank You admins..... </strong><hr></blockquote>



    For what? :confused:
  • Reply 9 of 17
    frank_tfrank_t Posts: 428member
    [quote]Originally posted by Blackcat:

    <strong>Apple should just sell extra buttons separately </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yeah we could do that with the G5, G5 sold separately..... <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />



    But on the subject....i realy think apple should make there own and put them with the pro macs....as for the iMacs...doesn't matter...but pro people want pro macs want pro things for there money.



    Frank_t



    [ 07-24-2002: Message edited by: frank_t ]</p>
  • Reply 10 of 17
    max8319max8319 Posts: 347member
    you think that a one button mouse is holding back PC users from switching??? ummmmmm yeah.....that's it.... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    alright, apple should have a 2 button mouse, but they don't. just go out and buy a new one like everyone else. PC users already have mice for their computers. they can plug them into their mac.



    get over it. if we get a new 2 button mouse, great. otherwise suck it up and get a new one.
  • Reply 11 of 17
    frank_tfrank_t Posts: 428member
    Well maybe you got THAT much money that you can clean your ass with it....but not where i come from.....if I pay apple big $$$ for there hardware i want them to be with the times......the mouse, the speed and DDR-RAM (About F....TIME!) is what i want my good money to go in too...not stuff i have to pay big $$$ for and still go out and spend Big $$$ to make it all work like i'd like.



    Apple, you make the best OS and software out there with good looking hardware......but move your ass in the Mhz and Bus speeds and move with the times and go to a Pro mouse. It's for the good of us and in the ($$$ <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> ) for you too. :eek:



    Frank_t
  • Reply 12 of 17
    jcgjcg Posts: 777member
    [quote]Originally posted by frank_t:

    <strong>Well now that we have an idea of how the next Power Mac will look like.....will we get the one and only 2-button mouse from Apple?



    I think Apple is way late on this one as the one button mouse is what made the Mac in the 80s, and that is easy.....but in today?s world of using most apps it's more or less a pain.....I used a 2 button mouse on a PC the other day and saved so much time doing my work that I asked how come Apple hasn't made there own yet?



    I know you can go out a buy a 2 button mouse for the Mac but I like Apple to make there own....as I think this is one of the many things that hold PC users to come to our side.



    I haven't read any rumours on the next apple mouse...if there are any please post as I like to know if they will come with the next Power Mac....as I may get it.



    Frank_t</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Shake will require a 3 button mouse, so if Apple releases a mouse with more than one button, I would put my money on a 3 button mouse.
  • Reply 13 of 17
    [quote]Originally posted by Blackcat:

    <strong>Apple should just sell extra buttons separately </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Maybe the new mouse will include more buttons, but they'll only be activated once you sign up for a .Mac account



    S
  • Reply 14 of 17
    blackcatblackcat Posts: 697member
    [quote]Originally posted by SpiffyGuyC:

    <strong>



    Maybe the new mouse will include more buttons, but they'll only be activated once you sign up for a .Mac account



    S</strong><hr></blockquote>



    "When we introduced the mouse with a button, it was revolutionary, but times change, so from today we're introducing .activator - a whole new concept in mouse control for just $99!"
  • Reply 15 of 17
    zazzaz Posts: 177member
    [quote]Originally posted by Blackcat:

    <strong>



    "When we introduced the mouse with a button, it was revolutionary, but times change, so from today we're introducing .activator - a whole new concept in mouse control for just $99!"</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Ok, I no prob with .Mac....



    ...but that was some funny qwerty!

    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    [ 07-25-2002: Message edited by: zaz ]</p>
  • Reply 16 of 17
    bluejekyllbluejekyll Posts: 103member
    Why can't people just get the replacement they want? I mean pro people generally have their own ideas on what they like. I use a trackball, I'm sure other people out there hate trackballs and prefer mice. But why should Apple make that choice for us? Keep giving us the single button mouse that we all through in a drawer and replace with a better input device.



    Or Apple could make a more expensive product that everyone still replaces.
  • Reply 17 of 17
    max8319max8319 Posts: 347member
    <a href="http://dealmac.com/articles/38591.html"; target="_blank">$10 optical mouse</a>

    <a href="http://dealmac.com/articles/38496.html"; target="_blank">$21 MS mouse</a>

    <a href="http://dealmac.com/articles/38432.html"; target="_blank">Optical 5-Button USB Mouse for $10</a>

    <a href="http://dealmac.com/articles/38364.html"; target="_blank">Microsoft Intellimouse Optical for $17</a>

    <a href="http://dealmac.com/articles/38162.html"; target="_blank">Logitech Optical Wheel Mouse for $11</a>



    I know apple SHOULD provide a decent mouse, but they don't and they probably won't so spring for the $10 mouse cause if you got $1100 for a brand new emac, then you can probably find $10 somewhere. i know it's not fair, but there's not much you can do about it <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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