two mice at a time

zozo
Posted:
in General Discussion edited January 2014
of absolutely no importance, I plugged in a logitech mouse as well as an MS mouse on an Apple keyboard (dual USB of course) and it works...



My colleagues thought I was abit loony, and I indeed felt like it.



To move a window with one mouse, and then move it back around with the other is.. weird.



Felt like my left and right hands were competing.



Ok... I think I need to go home now.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 12
    Device contention! WO0T.



    The only similar use I've seen with practical applications was a mix of mouse and stylus.



    Mixing mouse and trackpad is challenging enough thumb retraining on a laptop.
  • Reply 2 of 12
    amoryaamorya Posts: 1,103member
    You should be able to have two pointers - one for each mouse. That'd be fun.
  • Reply 3 of 12
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Amorya

    You should be able to have two pointers - one for each mouse. That'd be fun.



    that would be crazy, it'd be like something out of minority report







    ok, not quite, but close
  • Reply 4 of 12
    stoostoo Posts: 1,490member
    That might actually make sense, if you were moving the pointers with gestures.
  • Reply 5 of 12
    murkmurk Posts: 935member
    Who needs a two button mouse when you can have two mice instead?
  • Reply 6 of 12
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    i tried it again this morning, and it really felt like having two hands in my computer. I've never tried those virtual gloves, but it kinda feels something like that I guess... I wonder how it would be if you had two cursors
  • Reply 7 of 12
    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Amorya

    You should be able to have two pointers - one for each mouse. That'd be fun.



    Imagine Final Cut with that...
  • Reply 8 of 12
    A friend and I used to play splitscreen futurecop with two keyboards. As long as we had different keys for the various functions it'd work great.
  • Reply 9 of 12
    On my PC I've been using a M$ 5-button for the left hand and a Razer Diamondback (previously a Boomslang for the past two years...) as of last month for my right hand.



    I'm not fully ambidextrous, can't sign my name with my left hand. Just about everything else I can do with both hands...



    On my Mac, I use a 3-button M$ on the left and an Apple mouse for my right.



    Most of my main mouse moves, with exception of gaming, are performed with my left. It's weird now when I sit in front of someone else's rig to only have one mouse.
  • Reply 10 of 12
    Quote:

    Originally posted by ZO

    of absolutely no importance, I plugged in a logitech mouse as well as an MS mouse on an Apple keyboard (dual USB of course) and it works...



    My colleagues thought I was abit loony, and I indeed felt like it.



    To move a window with one mouse, and then move it back around with the other is.. weird.



    Felt like my left and right hands were competing.



    Ok... I think I need to go home now.




    In my old elementry school I found that out by pluggin my moues into the usb port on my friends keyboard and move his stuff around when he wasn't looking.
  • Reply 11 of 12
    Two mice at a time.....



    Kinky. 8)
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