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bladderskate
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   Posted 10/5/2005 2:05 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Dear frequent users who manage to avoid carpal problems:

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOUSE?

I write this knowing that there are of course many entry methods, but the mouse must still be used for many things and I find the classic mouse a bit tough and the trackball worse (too hard to position right over an item).

Desperate. All opinions welcome.
Thank you
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   Posted 10/5/2005 3:04 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I use a Logitech Mini Mouse - 2 buttons and scroll wheel. Wal Mart has them for about $15.00. It's small - about the same size and shape as the old beige Macintosh mouse. I have used it for 2 years every day and couldn't be happier. Sometimes simple is good.

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   Posted 10/5/2005 4:13 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I use the Kensington 4-button optical mouse for my desktops. On my laptops I use the Apple bluetooth wireless mouse, and a "Super mini optical mouse" from Atek www.atek.com/ which is a great compact 2 button mouse the size of a lipstick case. I am looking into the IOGEAR bluetooth wireless optical mouse which charges via USB port..very COOL! www.iogear.com/main.php?loc=product&Item=GME225B

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   Posted 10/5/2005 7:49 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I posted this same (rather cross-platform) question in the Windows forum. Anyone interested in this thread might want to take a gander as there have been more responses there.
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   Posted 10/6/2005 10:58 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Apple Mighty Mouse rocks :-) even on Windows!


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   Posted 10/6/2005 11:43 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Logitech Cordless Click Optical mouse (infrared so that the potato chip crumbs won't get lodged into the ball). My cordless mouse died (sniff, sniff) and it fit right into my hand. But I couldn't find one like it around here. This new one is curved too high.


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   Posted 10/6/2005 12:17 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I use the Kensington Mouse-In-a-Box Optical two-button mouse. I thought it would be convenient to have a second button programmed to do some oft-repeated task--like Update Layout in Finale--but I inadvertently click the second button frequently. In Finale this isn't much of a problem, but it often crashes QuarkXPress.


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   Posted 10/6/2005 1:03 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Mine is the Microsoft Optical Mouse designed by Philipp Stark (2 buttons/1 wheel).
Work perfectly under OSX 10.3.9 (and Finale 2005 too).
Last but not least: very, very beautiful product worthy of Star Wars (retro-lighting).

Now a stupid question: is it something to win with this kind of totally uninteresting thread?
No? Just fancy that!

Propositions for another such a thread: How many Finale Users are wearing glasses?

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Bruno
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   Posted 10/6/2005 6:12 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
At this moment or in general? With my 23" screen, I can now almost get four staves to a readable size, so I don't need them anymore for Finale!


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   Posted 10/6/2005 6:20 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
lol lol lol lol

Bruno
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   Posted 10/8/2005 5:39 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Try also Wacom Graphire series tablets.
I have been using Graphire instead of mouse for years now.


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   Posted 10/8/2005 6:52 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Kauman-

What are the pros and cons of using the tablet?


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   Posted 10/9/2005 10:12 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
pgburrucker said...
What are the pros and cons of using the tablet?

The pros and cons depend on the way of work and your personal preferences.
To try the tablet is a must before buying, it might not suit you at all.
Also- I like more cheaper A6 Graphire, A5 is nicer for drawing but needs more hand movement. For Finale work I find A6 better, have tried both.

Pros:
absolute coordinates- tablet area corresponds to the screen - I like that personally
more precise dragging (if you have a shaky hand, stick to the mouse)
less wrist fatique (in my personal case)

Cons:
double-click needs tuning (tablet preferences) and gettng used to
putting pen away is an extra move (I don't notice it any more)
need to learn 9-finger typing system (because sometimes you hold pen between fingers lol )
WHERE THE #€(%/(&#% DID I PUT MY PEN?!!!!

Go to shop where they sell Wacom tablets and try yourself. I know people who cannot use this. Also- do not go for cheap brands (don't trust TRUST), usually cheap product price = cheap product + more expensive product, which you will buy later anyway.


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   Posted 10/9/2005 1:47 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
kaumann said...
...putting pen away is an extra move (I don't notice it any more)
need to learn 9-finger typing system (because sometimes you hold pen between fingers...


Are you sure it's impossible to use all 10 fingers?

My professor at the Royal Danish Music Conservatoire in Copenhagen was able to play while holding a pencil between his fingers - very handy when you are writing fingerings.

Peter
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   Posted 10/9/2005 2:06 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Peter Thomsen said...
My professor at the Royal Danish Music Conservatoire in Copenhagen was able to play while holding a pencil between his fingers

This is allowed for professors only. My professors at the Academy used to do so with a cigarette.


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