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Windows 7: A good mouse is hard to catch.

09 Apr 2015   #1
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 
A good mouse is hard to catch.

I'm using 2 Microsoft Wireless 5000 mouse and one has a button going a little crazy.

On you two system I like to have matching keyboards and mice.

So I went looking just to buy another M/S 5000. I found out I could buy the combination mouse and keyboard for less than just buying the M/S 5000 by itself.

Not good. I already have to matching M/S keyboards I have replace with Das 4 Pro keyboards. I don't need 3 matching keyboards I don't use.

So I went mouse hunting. What a job. Their has got to be a hundred thousand different ones.
It must be wireless and I don't want one with 36 buttons for gaming and mowing your lawn.

Now we are down to about ten thousand to choose from.
Lots of Logitech which I had bad luck many years ago. That is the reason I use M/S.

Well I found that if you want a mouse for every day use with only the few extra button like I want the choice is Logitech.

I bit my lip and ordered two of these from my local Intel dealer. Should be at my house tomorrow.

Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 review - Engadget


All reviews said they were great. I mean all.
If their is any tricks I should know about a Logitech mouse drivers and programs I should know?


My inventory of extra mouse and keyboards is big enough.
I really want Logitech to work this time.


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09 Apr 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I like this video. Shows years of use and abuse and it still keep on working.

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09 Apr 2015   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have 3 of these Logiteck meeses and they work great. I prefer the trackball kind because then I don't get carpal tunnel syndrome and they work on my towel that I have underneath. There are only 2 extra small buttons for forward and backward.
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09 Apr 2015   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Any specific reason for it having to be wireless Jack? I've never had anything but trouble with wireless mice myself so steer well clear.
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09 Apr 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Wireless is because one computer are on the other end of the room and really don't want to run any more USB 20 ft cables around the wall to get to the tower.

I really haven't had any problems with MS wireless mouse or wireless keyboards.
I'm hoping I have the same luck with the Logitech mice.

One tower is close enough but I want both mice to be exactly the same. Just like both my keyboards are the same.
When I shift from using one system to the other my 3 brain cells don't have to make any adjustments.
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09 Apr 2015   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I have 3 of these Logiteck meeses and they work great. I prefer the trackball kind because then I don't get carpal tunnel syndrome and they work on my towel that I have underneath. There are only 2 extra small buttons for forward and backward.
I also use the Logitech M570 Trackball wireless mouse & it is a replacement for an old Logitech Trackball & that was a replacement for the first Logitech Trackball that I owned going back to Windows 95 & Logitech mice have served me well.

Layback Bear, if you decide on the Logitech M570 mouse be sure to follow their download instructions in the literature that comes with it & then make sure you select the 64 bit version if you are using that. Install the software & then set up the mouse to suit yourself.
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10 Apr 2015   #7
WizardOfBoz

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

I did a review here of the Logitech Performance MX Wireless mouse. I bought one, because it was supposed to be good for people with big hands (which I have - even XL gloves don't fit me real well).

There are some things the MX has in common with the M705. I very much like the Logitech "unifying receiver" concept: all their wireless mice and keyboards use the same USB receiver. You can buy replacements! Very nice.

I found the S/W hard to install (had to install it batch, using a cmd window using admin priveleges). And the mouse paired without having to go through the S/W process, which was a bit confusing. Once figured out, it worked fine.

As for specifics, I don't have an M705. I think that the Performance MX has a few more bells and whistles, and that, to me, is an advantage for your M705. On the MX, there is a zoom button just above your thumb, and this intrudes into the space where my thumb should comfortably fit in the groove of the mouse. Instead, the zoom button completely screws up the ergonomics of the MX. In fact, I may try to find an M705, and will sell the MX.

Soooo.... Let me know what you think if you get the M705!
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10 Apr 2015   #8
WizardOfBoz

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

One other thing I think I like about the M705 is that it uses batteries and seems to conserve energy so you don't have to recharge the mouse every couple days (with the MX, you do, but it has the micro-B USB socket that you attach the power to.

Strongly prefer the M705 style: no batteries or charging needed for months.

I use Panasonic Eneloop (2100mAh, exceptional number of charge/use cycles) batteries, BTW. Very nice.
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11 Apr 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you all for your inputs. I will keep you posted.
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11 Apr 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Every since Microsoft came out with the Mouse and keyboard center Microsoft mice.. aren't worth spit
I've chunked my Microsoft mice in the garbage
On my laptop I use a x-p Gateway mouse and on my desktop I have my new red dragon and it's pretty cool
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