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August 1, 2004 6:24:53 AM

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Have any of you tried this optical mouse???

There are a few on sale and I need to know whether it is worth getting to
use with my Dell Dim 2400 system.

Mel
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August 1, 2004 7:36:04 AM

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"MB" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
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> Have any of you tried this optical mouse???
>
> There are a few on sale and I need to know whether it is worth getting to
> use with my Dell Dim 2400 system.
>
> Mel
>
>

Get the *wired* version of the MS optical mouse, around $15. Connects either
PS/2 or USB, and no batteries to fool with and like the wireless version, no
cleaning or mousepad needed....


Stew
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August 1, 2004 10:32:54 AM

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I agree a billion per cent with Stew. I had an Explorer (before I spilled
coffee into it's guts) and rarely, if ever, used the extra buttons. I'm
using the $15 optical and like it just fine.

Save some money and just get the MS optical.

"S.Lewis" <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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>
> "MB" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
> news:10gp35p1bqg3v1f@corp.supernews.com...
> > Have any of you tried this optical mouse???
> >
> > There are a few on sale and I need to know whether it is worth getting
to
> > use with my Dell Dim 2400 system.
> >
> > Mel
> >
> >
>
> Get the *wired* version of the MS optical mouse, around $15. Connects
either
> PS/2 or USB, and no batteries to fool with and like the wireless version,
no
> cleaning or mousepad needed....
>
>
> Stew
>
>
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August 1, 2004 1:35:26 PM

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I've been using the optical IntelliMouse (USB) on my 4800 for over a year
and never had any problems. Do a lot of on-line gaming and it works fine.
Have a few problems when it falls off the mouse mat but these are easy to
fix.


"MB" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
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> Have any of you tried this optical mouse???
>
> There are a few on sale and I need to know whether it is worth getting to
> use with my Dell Dim 2400 system.
>
> Mel
>
>
Anonymous
August 1, 2004 5:24:52 PM

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joe_tide wrote:

> I agree a billion per cent with Stew. I had an Explorer (before I spilled
> coffee into it's guts) and rarely, if ever, used the extra buttons. I'm
> using the $15 optical and like it just fine.
>
> Save some money and just get the MS optical.

My $0.02 says spend the extra money. I use those extra buttons all the
time. Just having them for back and forward when on the web is worth it.

Bob
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August 1, 2004 10:20:18 PM

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"Bob Levine" <robjlevin.nospan@netscape.net> wrote in message
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> joe_tide wrote:
>
> > I agree a billion per cent with Stew. I had an Explorer (before I
spilled
> > coffee into it's guts) and rarely, if ever, used the extra buttons. I'm
> > using the $15 optical and like it just fine.
> >
> > Save some money and just get the MS optical.
>
> My $0.02 says spend the extra money. I use those extra buttons all the
> time. Just having them for back and forward when on the web is worth it.
>
> Bob

I agree with Bob. I have one and the forward/back in IE is worth a few £££
in itself.

John
Anonymous
August 2, 2004 11:32:36 AM

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"MB" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
news:10gp35p1bqg3v1f@corp.supernews.com...
> Have any of you tried this optical mouse???
>
> There are a few on sale and I need to know whether it is worth getting to
> use with my Dell Dim 2400 system.
>
> Mel
>
>


I prefer the MS *basic* (read: wired) Optical mouse. Inexpensive, connects
either USB or PS/2, and no batteries or spotty behavior. I just bought a
pair of them at OfficeMax for $14 each, with a $7.00 rebate on each.


Stew
Anonymous
August 2, 2004 1:02:29 PM

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The organic entity known as MB communicated the following:

> Have any of you tried this optical mouse???
>
> There are a few on sale and I need to know whether it is worth getting to
> use with my Dell Dim 2400 system.

I bought one but found it performed little better than a standard mouse.
Luckily I was able to exchange it for a Logitech MX500.

Hans
August 2, 2004 3:45:56 PM

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I use the extra buttons for Copy Paste, they're great.

I use a cordless Packard Bell mouse, now dying, but the Microsoft mice are
really excellent.





"John Fryatt" <jrf1@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> "Bob Levine" <robjlevin.nospan@netscape.net> wrote in message
> news:Ea6Pc.1422$HW6.123@trndny01...
> > joe_tide wrote:
> >
> > > I agree a billion per cent with Stew. I had an Explorer (before I
> spilled
> > > coffee into it's guts) and rarely, if ever, used the extra buttons.
I'm
> > > using the $15 optical and like it just fine.
> > >
> > > Save some money and just get the MS optical.
> >
> > My $0.02 says spend the extra money. I use those extra buttons all the
> > time. Just having them for back and forward when on the web is worth it.
> >
> > Bob
>
> I agree with Bob. I have one and the forward/back in IE is worth a few £££
> in itself.
>
> John
>
>
August 3, 2004 9:58:44 AM

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S.Lewis wrote:

> "MB" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
> news:10gp35p1bqg3v1f@corp.supernews.com...
>
>>Have any of you tried this optical mouse???
>>
>>There are a few on sale and I need to know whether it is worth getting to
>>use with my Dell Dim 2400 system.
>>
>>Mel
>
> I prefer the MS *basic* (read: wired) Optical mouse. Inexpensive, connects
> either USB or PS/2, and no batteries or spotty behavior. I just bought a
> pair of them at OfficeMax for $14 each, with a $7.00 rebate on each.

As for me, I always hated the tail on the mouse (felt as though it was
dragging). Happily using a Logitech MX700 mouse and have a spare MX700
from Logitech (part of a Cordless Mx Duo Logitech sent to replace a bum
cordless keyboard). The rechargeable mice are great - best of both worlds.
!