I washed my mouse today....(56 posts)
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.
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.
(disclaimer. To anyone reading my posts. Don't try this at home (washing, that is))
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.
I have this mouse/keyboard combo... can't use anything else anymore:
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.
@whs what with using the ball mouse thing
i don't really like those they seem really slow and wouldn't you still get carpal tunnel in your thumb or the muscles that use your thumb?
jack, they are not slow at all. Actually, I had to set it slower than you would for a mouse (which I have too but don't use). The movement with the thumbkin is very little and gentle. I love the thing. Never again a mouse. And I am at least 8 hours a day on the PC.
when i use one it seemed really slow and somewhat acward to use and i do a bit of gaming and it doesn't really seem to great for that so i think i will just stick to my good old mouse :)
This is a free country. There is room for any option. I put a big towel (folded 4 times) under my keyboard, rest my arms on my horizontal armrests, rest my hands on the towel and just swivel the thumbkin a little. No stress at all and VERY fast.
Lighthouse, I'll bet you have an optical mouse. I remember back when we had to wash dirty mouse balls by hand. Yuck! As for drying, I recommend a microwave oven. It will definitely put and end to your problems with this mouse.
I'm reminded of the story of the guy who was told he needed a clean diskette. So, he got a diskette and went to the kitchen sink....
Yes, I suppose it was fun.
I just didn't realize that was it's sole purpose at the start.
I'm starting to find that both Scott and Lighthouse like to joke, prank or pull our legs a lot.
It makes since now that I look at all the topics overall but the first few just didn't make since to me.
Yes you can.
I just didn't get it when it was in the support forums before.
I don't always know what someone knows online and know that there are some who would actually try to wash a mouse.
Though those people probably don't know how to edit the registry either. So someone who does know that like you probably wouldn't do that.
I try to avoid assuming to many things though. You never know for sure when an assumption could be wrong.
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