I bought a cheap trackball mouse at Staples

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by makebusy7, Feb 19, 2006.

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    makebusy7 Guest

    and its so cheap that the only brand icon i can get from the mouse is a
    lowercase 'i' with a swoosh behind it.

    anyways its supposedly called a presentation mouse. it is handheld with
    a ball for the thumb and l/r click with index finger. it also has two
    buttons on the top [to be operated with thumb] which are currently set
    to 'forward' and 'back' on the browser.

    the mouse movement via ball rotation is very slow. i must roll and roll
    and roll just to position the pointer onscreen.

    this thing did not come with software. I have accelerated the mouse
    setting to fast [via windows control panel] and i still cant make it go

    i am running windows xp home on a gateway notebook m500 circa 2003.

    is there third party software available for this sort of thing? this
    mouse was $10 so I am not above just chucking it out the window of a
    moving car on the highway if need be.

    also any other recommendations on a trackball handheld mouse are

    oh this mouse is plugged in via usb

    makebusy7, Feb 19, 2006
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  2. Duh, why not ask the person who sold you the mouse, or are the staff
    there thicker than you?
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Brian_H=B9=A9?=, Feb 19, 2006
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    makebusy7 Guest

    Because there is a newsgroup dedicated to helping the helpless, that is why
    makebusy7, Feb 19, 2006
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    why? Guest

    When did that happen?

    why?, Feb 19, 2006
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    JP Guest

    the speed setting in mouse settings in control panel should make some
    difference, I'm surprised if it hasn't.
    there should be a setting next to the speed slider with something like
    'enhance precision'. It makes the pointer move very slow when you move it a
    bit, and is probably best disabled.

    JP, Feb 19, 2006
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    In Blinky the Shark spewed forth:
    For sure. I won't buy a mouse/trackball that isn't premium. The price is now
    only a few extra dollars for Logitech or MS, and the extra programmable
    features are well worth it.
    Toolman Tim, Feb 19, 2006
  7. Okay, here's more good advice: pitch it and get something that isn't the
    cheapest Brand-X POS in the store. :)
    Blinky the Shark, Feb 19, 2006
  8. I haven't bought anything but Logitech for many years.

    Now, keyboards...that's different. I hate cleaning keyboards, so I buy
    $5-$8 units and pitch them after they've picked up X amount of soup
    splashes and hairballs. :) I have have two on the shelf that haven't
    been opened.
    Blinky the Shark, Feb 19, 2006
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    In Blinky the Shark spewed forth:
    Heh - I have cheap keyboards everywhere. I don't need anything fancy there
    either. I have a nice USB keyboard at work that has been way more trouble
    than the cheap PS2 model.
    Toolman Tim, Feb 19, 2006
  10. 2 what on the shelf, soup splashes or hairballs?
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Brian_H=B9=A9?=, Feb 19, 2006
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    In Brian H¹© spewed forth:
    Hairballs, of course. Everyone needs spare hairballs on the shelf...
    Toolman Tim, Feb 19, 2006
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    Dan Evans Guest

    Bin it, get Logitech.


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    Dan Evans, Feb 19, 2006
  13. Two new keybards, ya weenie. ;)
    Blinky the Shark, Feb 19, 2006
  14. I don't have any cats, so I have to buy mine from the neighbors.
    Blinky the Shark, Feb 19, 2006
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    In Blinky the Shark spewed forth:
    There ya go, see! Supply and demand. Capitalism at it's finest <g>
    Toolman Tim, Feb 19, 2006
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    clot Guest

    clot, Feb 19, 2006
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    joevan Guest

    Want some o mine, er I mean my cats. You are more than welcome to
    joevan, Feb 19, 2006
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    John Guest


    It might be compatible with your trackball.
    John, Feb 20, 2006
  19. Isn't capitalism considered shouting?
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Brian_H=B9=A9?=, Feb 20, 2006
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    Damian Guest

    Damian, Feb 20, 2006
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