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I washed my mouse today....

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  • Started 6 years ago by Lighthouse
  • Latest reply from ScottW
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

....and now I can't do a thing with it! Any suggestions please?

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Scott
Scott
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Put it in the dryer.

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whs
whs
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Hairdryer - and get another dishwasher.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Didn't use the dishwasher, but did put it out in the sun for a bit.
It's still rushing about like a stoat in a field full of leprechauns!

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Maybe you should skin it - makes nice coats.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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But it's made of plastic!

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Scott
Scott
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http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCa....._Id=375887

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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ah thanks for that Scott, but that doesn't help me right at this moment. BTW. I was planning to make my next mouse out of wood.

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Scott
Scott
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You might consider a good polyurethane then.

I like whs' first idea. If no hair dryer, a desk fan for a few hours.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Wherever am I going to find someone who is the fan of a desk, at this time of night?

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Scott
Scott
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Here, http://images.google.com/imgre.....l%26sa%3DN

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I think she's more a fan of the camera (or whos behind it)!

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whs
whs
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Maybe you want to get rid of the mouse all together and get a keyboard with a scrollball. If you wash that, you don't need a mouse any more because you cannot type either. They also come in silver.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

But my keyboard is quite happy to be washed under the tap.
And I don't like scrollballs. Had to use one once in an office for a couple of days.
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(disclaimer. To anyone reading my posts. Don't try this at home (washing, that is))

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Scott
Scott
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Are you retentive or just plain messy?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Well I don't have plastic sheeting over everything, If that's what you mean!

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whs
whs
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Well, now we could have a big discussion. I think scrollball is the ultimate. You have to set it at the right speed though. The standard "mouse speed" is too fast. And I never have to lift my hand off the table - except for typing, of course. That's why I am not a big fan of keyboard shortcuts. Would have to move the hand.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Um...keyboard shortcuts. Left hand & nose?

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

I have this mouse/keyboard combo... can't use anything else anymore:

http://www.microsoft.com/hardw.....b=overview

Ironically I bought them both separately not realizing they were sold as a set... very comfortable to use. Of course I'm on my computer so much that my arms end up hurting anyway.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Ah... I notice it has a "Gadget" button. Would that mean I could get rid of the sidebar?

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