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QotD: Mighty Mouse

Question: What do you think of the Mighty Mouse?

My Answer: I like it. If it would optionally come standard on the pro models, that'd be great. It won't make me give up my Logitech MX-700, though. I have too many buttons programmed for too many different applications, and I rarely - if ever - need to scroll sideways.

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13 Responses to "QotD: Mighty Mouse"

  1. I'll have to see one. I use a Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer (wireless @ home, wired @ work), but I only use it for 2 buttons and the scroll wheel. I'll have to see what I think of it when I try it out, but I bet I'll like it.

  2. it's about damn time apple did a mouse with more than 1 button.

    really.

    that one looks good though, looks like they found an elegant way to finally have a 2+ button mouse.

  3. scroll wheels make my hand hurt. So I don't like them. Maybe Apple's is better, but I doubt it.

    I really like Apple's current one button mouse, so maybe this one will be good too. I don't think I like the idea of audio feedback, though.

  4. Tim,

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't "audio feedback" of sorts been around since OS 9? I remember quite liking the implementation of interface sounds of the classic OS

  5. I'm not ENTIRELY sure why, but I ordered 2 of them as soon as I heard about them. They already shipped -- great planning, Apple! Not enough time for Buyer's Remorse to kick in and for me to cancel the order. 🙂

    I'm looking forward to it...

  6. I like it, but it won't make me give up my MX900, even though I don't use all the buttons. Wireless is a big deal for me, especially since I use a PowerBook and can't hide all my cables under the desk or behind the machine like with a desktop.

    I think the reason Apple went with a wired version first was so that they could show it off at Apple Stores. Having it wired makes it more secure to have on the display machines, and gets people to try it, even if they leave thinking, "I'll wait until they come out with a wireless version."

  7. I just purchased a MX1000 to replace my aging Intellimouse (it's flaky in Tiger), but I like what I see so far. I might get one. The price is right, that's for sure. Wireless is a must for me also. I hate the pull of cords on my mouse.

  8. It's interesting. I'm not actually in the market for a mouse as I use my laptop nearly exclusively.

    I think I'll need to use one before I can really say how well I like it. One thing I can say is I'm a bit disappointed that the side buttons can only function as squeeze. I have a mouse at work that has side buttons that can be operated independently and it's wonderful for browsing the web (left/right button attached to back/forward respectively), Firefox and IE (Windows of course) even support the 4th and 5th buttons without having to be programmed.

  9. I just got one today. It's really nice, but I am still trying to get used to a few things. Here is how I have mine configured. I am really loving all the options, though. The only mouse I have ever had was the simple 1-button Apple. This is much nicer!

  10. I'm also a Logitech MX900 user, and I do like this mouse, although its tracking is not as responsive as my old wired Pro mouse. I like the MX900's multiple buttons for Expose and Dashboard. Yes, I actually do use these two MacOSX features, although because they require me to use my mouse to do something (select a window or widget), I never use them from the keyboard. In other words, without mouse integration, I'd never use them.

    Ironically (lots of irony today), this morning I was having trouble connecting to its charger, so maybe when the bluetooth version comes out I'll be in the market for a mighty mouse.

  11. It's great.

  12. I ordered mine today. I've never been a fan of multi-button mice but this looks like one that was done the way I'd want it. Word has it that clicking as I already do on my Apple Pro mouse (using two fingers, meaning I'm usually depressing both left and right sides of the mouse) translates automatically to a left-click on the Mighty Mouse, so I won't even have to retrain my mouse usage (except to depress only the right side to get the contextual menu, of course). That's got to be the best part about not having explicitly separated buttons.

  13. If you don't like the back/forward action of the horizontal scroll in Firefox, do the following:

    Type about:config in the address bar; filter the list by typing 'mouse', then chenge the mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action value from 2 to 1 and the mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.numlines value from -1 to 5.

    The changes should take effect immediately.


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