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Windows 7: Mouse advice


20 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Mouse advice

Mods - is it allowed to ask this on here?

Following on from discussions on another thread relating to random cursor jumping, I want to purchase a wireless mouse to use instead of my touchpad, and was wondering if people had views/suggestions on the best brand/models to go for, but I'm not sure if this sort of product discussion is allowed or considered appropriate on the site.

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20 Apr 2014   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I use the same kind of mouse for both my notebook and my desktop machines (I detest touchpads!). My favorite wireless mouse is the Logitech M525 (the M505 was also a good one but is a bit harder to find). It's size falls between full sized desktop mice and the much smaller laptop sized mice. I find the M525 to be a good fit for my hand; full sized mice feel like boulders and laptop mice give my fingers cramps. Being able to use the same kind of mouse on both machines makes transitioning between mice a nonissue.
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20 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Dear Lady Fitzgerald,

Many thanks for the advice! I will put that on my shortlist for further investigation.

Andy
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20 Apr 2014   #4

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I have a Logitech M510 that I DON'T like. It's got a distinctive lag when moving. It's very hard to get the mouse lined up to what you want to click. I don't think I would buy that particular model again. Your mileage may vary.
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20 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
I have a Logitech M510 that I DON'T like. It's got a distinctive lag when moving. It's very hard to get the mouse lined up to what you want to click. I don't think I would buy that particular model again. Your mileage may vary.
It's fine for me. But I guess everyone has their own opinions. But I only use this mouse on my laptop, which I don't use often, which is why I may not think it is not good.bad. I just use a wired PS/2 optical mouse for my desktop because I like them slightly better.

Edit: Oops made a double negative.
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20 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Re: mouse

My Dell mouse that came with my computer started acting strange. Intermittent "grab" problems. I went shopping for a replacement and I have tried the following: Logitech 525 (I didn't like the free spinning scroll wheel) and a Microsoft Sculpt (it skipped a lot and jittery). I finally ended up with the Logitech 705 which had an adjustable middle button and just right ergonomics.
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20 Apr 2014   #7

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheezz View Post
...Logitech 525 (I didn't like the free spinning scroll wheel) and a Microsoft Sculpt (it skipped a lot and jittery)...
That just goes to show how different people have different tastes. I happen to like the free spinning scroll wheel (granted, the wheel click took a bit of getting used to). I recently temporarily used one of my old M505s with the conventional non free spinning scroll wheel and it felt and sounded like a tricycle front wheel with a stiff playing card stuck in the spokes.
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20 Apr 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64
 
 

Logitech was my hardware of choice when Windows was just a gleam in Bill Gates' eye. Still is.
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20 Apr 2014   #9

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
I have a Logitech M510 that I DON'T like. It's got a distinctive lag when moving. It's very hard to get the mouse lined up to what you want to click. I don't think I would buy that particular model again. Your mileage may vary.
It's fine for me. But I guess everyone has their own opinions. But I only use this mouse on my laptop, which I don't use often, which is why I may not think it is not good.bad. I just use a wired PS/2 optical mouse for my desktop because I like them slightly better.

Edit: Oops made a double negative.
Yeah. Maybe I just got a dud. It sure feels good in my hand, and I love where all the controls are and the feel of the wheel. I just can't deal with that lag when it moves. I was hoping it was just a setting I had wrong, but no go.
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20 Apr 2014   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am a hard core user of Logitec trackball mice. I have 4 of them and they work great. You scroll with your thumb.

Logitech M570 - Best Buy

For my Transformer T100 tablet I use a HP BT mouse because I did not want to block the one and only USB port.

HP Wireless Bluetooth Laser Mouse Black x4000b - Best Buy
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