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hintswen

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I reckon i have the coolest mousepad. Even thoe i don't NEEd a mousepad i'm using it just because it's cool!

It's the foam thing from under the lid of a scaner
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It is 2006, and I can't understand why anyone would use a mouse when they could have a trackball! Trackballs are upside-down mice. They never need chased around the desk, picked up and repositioned, and can even sit on a surface that is not flat. You don't move your whole hand, just gentle movements by finger or thumb, depending on the style you use. I have had a split keyboard and a trackball for years, and love the ergonomincs.

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Technically, trackballs are older than mice.

Why do you need a mousepad? The only reason why you had a mousepad back in the day was so you could keep crap from getting into your mouseball. In this day and age of optical mice, I fail to see the need for one.
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as i said, i don't need a mousepad but it's cool so i'm using it. also isn't soft, so when i have my hand on the mouse for ages it doesn't hurt as much.
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i find when you use an optical mouse it slides to fast and the mouse moves to quickly so i have an old blue mouse pad that is soft and fuzzy
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The other reason for a mousepad in if you have it on a seethrough glass surface, then an opical mouse goes funny, I myself use the mouse(optical) but have spent a lot of time learning the hotkeys so as not to take my hand from the keyboard. Can anyone here remember how to move the curser without the mouse, not meaning tabing the windows but actually arrowing the curser.
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Yeah, trackballs were around first, they also utterly useless for gaming if you play FPS(okay for RTS).

But a mouse mat you still need for optical mice or at least something down(i use a copy of new scientist) as it keeps it clean(the pads collect dust just like balls used to) and it reduces friction making it faster and easier to move the mouse a good thing for gamers.

http://www.computerh...es/ch000542.htm is this what you are looking for.
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i've gotta use a mouse pad with my optical mouse...the desks here at work have a funky feaux granite finish...if i don't use the pad...things go wrong
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Well ive worn a huge mark in the veneer of my desk with not using something, and at a lan party i once had to use a garden table which didnt go well with the mouse either.
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I guess mousepads do have their place, but I haven't used one in a very long time.
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Michael101, have you tried adjusting the sensetivity? when i first used a optical mouse i thught it was really weird, faster and more accurate. just a small move would be seen. but now i'm used to it :tazz:
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Thks scot, perfect reply.
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I use a mouse pad because my desk is wood, so it damages the mouse and the desk.
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I've got a Razor exactmat. I got it because my really old CIMA mat was falling apart and of course it looked cool.
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Hey zeus how good is the exactmat, ive got an inkling to treat myself to a good mouse mat as im thinking im gonna get a new mouse and keyboard(Zboard and MX518) with the VF900 i want so saving mysef getting two sets of shipping im probably gonna spam some of it off as an early borthday present from my folks.

So its between the razer or the steelpad 5L but im leaning towards a razer, i can read the reviews but nothing is as good as having someone to ask.

PS, Flea no bother mate, actually wish i had discovered that a couple of weeks ago when i had someone ask for something like that.
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