Posts Tagged ‘mouse’

KeyMouse, a Keyboard-Mouse Hybrid for Both Hands Seeks Funding on Kickstarter

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Remember those weird, curvy, ergonomic keyboards that were so popular in the 2000’s? There’s a pretty good reason why you hardly ever see them anymore: a regular mouse and keyboard work just fine.

If you think about how computer systems are controlled, mouse and keyboard probably come to mind first before touch and voice commands. It is rather interesting that little progress has been made in improving mouse or keyboard usage. While some progress has been made, for instance by using lasers, not much has changed in terms of how the peripherals are designed.


USB Big Mouse

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

More proof that bigger isn’t always automatically better …

When it comes to using a computer mouse, I like mine as plain and simple as possible. I only need three mouse buttons (left, right and middle) and a scroll wheel and that is it. A friend of mine, avid gamer, recently bought a 20+ button mouse as he likes all of the game controls on the mouse.

Computer mice come in all size and shapes. You can buy small models for mobile use, gaming mice with more than a dozen different buttons, plain two button mice and even mice for big handed individuals.


How to Customize Extra Mouse Buttons in Linux

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Here’s a cool trick for Linux users …

If you are using a mouse, trackball, or touchpad with extra buttons in Windows, chances are the manufacturer has created software to configure the buttons. Rarely do they create such software for Linux. Btnx (button x) can be used to configure the mouse buttons in Linux for a variety of pointing devices.


AutoSensitivity – Set Different Mouse and Touchpad Sensitivities

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

This one sounds particularly useful for touchpad users …

Laptop owners usually can use the built-in touchpad or a computer mouse on their devices, and most owners will surely agree that the usability differs highly depending on that choice. The Windows operating system offers no option to configure different sensitivities for mouse and touchpad uses which can be extremely frustrating for users who switch between both input methods regularly.