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Good mouse suggestion
show user profile  GloriaJean
This is a pretty inane question but...I have a Logitech M705 mouse. It's been pretty good except with MAX. I know it doesn't sound like a MAX problem but the mouse just doesn't react well when clicking on an icon. Tried different settings in MAX and control panel/mouse.

You folks are a pretty astute bunch. What mouse would y'all suggest as a replacement?


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9/28/2016 8:27:42 PM (last edit: 9/28/2016 8:27:42 PM)
show user profile  3Ddeath
I used the have the R.A.T cyborg one, crazy mouse, aluminum frame, replaceable everything blah blah blah... amazing engineering but honstly it was far too complicated for my use and didn't feel very good

I used it for years and it got old... since than I got the corsair katar, nice simple design and good price, I liked it soo much I bought an extra one to use at work

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9/28/2016 8:47:37 PM (last edit: 9/28/2016 8:48:02 PM)
show user profile  GloriaJean
Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated. I will checkout the Corsair right away.


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9/29/2016 5:45:38 AM (last edit: 9/29/2016 5:45:38 AM)
show user profile  GloriaJean
Uh oh, I need a wireless mouse (I think). Seems like all the premium mice are corded models. What's a girl to? Guess I'm going to consider a corded mouse.

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9/29/2016 6:16:18 AM (last edit: 9/29/2016 6:16:18 AM)
show user profile  joelr
I got the Roccat Kova about a month ago.
Its very good- it is ambidextrous which is very important for me as a lefty, and it has a ton of customizable buttons which is very useful in windows amd in max in particular (i define a few of them as shift, cntrl, alt volume up and down, etc)

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9/29/2016 6:16:51 AM (last edit: 9/29/2016 6:16:51 AM)
show user profile  Sangre
Mouse shape is the first thing to pay attention to. Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 fits my thin hand with long fingers best but in your case it might be something different. Take a look at Logitech G403 prodigy mice. There's a wireless option for additional (already a bit steep) price.

Edit: Also I wouldn't recommend buying a mouse with complex ergonomic shapes. Like the ones with grooves for your ring and little fingers. It might fees comfortable from the start but after hours of use you might not want to hold your fingers in the same exact spots on the mouse.
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9/29/2016 7:45:17 AM (last edit: 9/29/2016 7:52:43 AM)
show user profile  spoon
I've been buying logitech's high end mice my entire life. I have always liked their size and ergonomics, but the last one i bought was quite a dissapointment:

I had to return it to the shop after only one year. Scrollwheel sensors are broken, and the left click button sporadically misses a click. Also a dragging and dropping motion is usually interrupted. I have returned it, and gotten a new one. The new one doesnt have these problems, but the battery only lasts a few days.

My old MX 1000, which is more than 10 years old, is still working flawlessly ... I'm not sure if my next mouse will be a logitech mouse.

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9/29/2016 12:55:47 PM (last edit: 9/29/2016 12:55:47 PM)
show user profile  Boody
I had this sort of issue with all mouseys which I tried.. It was worst of all with middle roller button (I like to use with Alt to view rotate). It was only intermittent responsive, like not even working 50% of the time. L and R-clicks were not too bad and the pointer always worked, though. Then I saw a thread on a random forum about power management to USB ports in Windows Devices Settings, somewhere. "Power save" (applicable I guess for laptops) had somehow been activated (not by me - hmmm the mystery) and was making my USB ports go to "sleep" apparently. Switched off the power saving on the USB ports and now it's fine... Am guessing this function had actually been activated as part of a "Windows update"... so glad I got it sorted!

[edit - I just looked and found this again. In Win 7 (ok ok and am still using Max 2012, too) go to Control Panel> Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers > Device Manager. Then scroll down to Universal Series Bus controllers. Click on any (and eventually, all) of the USBs and, in each respective Properties pop-up, go to the last tab on the right: Power Management. Therein, un-check the check box for "Allow computer to turn off this device to save power". Phew. I have like 20 USBs on my box.]
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1/10/2017 7:20:23 PM (last edit: 1/10/2017 8:59:57 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Fuck Logitech.

They don't make left-handed versions of their good mice. Does anybody care? No. It would be different if they made mice only for white people.

Lef-handers - the world's most oppressed minority.

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1/10/2017 8:07:42 PM (last edit: 1/10/2017 8:07:42 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
To be honest, im a lefty and been using my much cheapness logitek (with cable) mouse for years and years. Wont be without one :P

Sorry Nik, just to pipe up the opposite argument :)


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1/10/2017 8:13:42 PM (last edit: 1/10/2017 8:13:42 PM)
show user profile  Boody
And the truth is Lefties are prized for being lefties. Back in the day, only a left-handed swordsman could fight his way up a castle's clockwise spiraling staircase, to the keep up the top. They were built that way so that the right handed majority of the sword swinging population would find it very difficult to hack their way up those stairs. Left-handed swordsmen were worth their weight in gold to the Kings of old.

The world is not what it used to be.

Today we use miceys, instead of swords. As a righthander, I prefer a symmetrical mouse, anyway. The most important factor in a mouse's design is a good volume to cup in my palm and componentry that is responsive and robust.

But back to lefties.

I read that there is research suggesting leftism is a possible genetic trait, limited to about 10-20% of a given genotype's population. The article I read surmised that this is nature's naturally selected way of maintaining order or something. Something, something, dark side, mumble.

Ah it's good to be back here, folks. Best Max forum ever.

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1/10/2017 8:41:20 PM (last edit: 1/10/2017 8:41:20 PM)
show user profile  del3d
^ Good stuff, Boody
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1/10/2017 9:29:42 PM (last edit: 1/10/2017 9:29:42 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
my mother always said i was a special little soldier! (my wife might disagree)


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1/11/2017 9:49:12 AM (last edit: 1/11/2017 9:49:12 AM)
show user profile  TiMoN
It is actually a little strange, that so many high level mice do not come in left handed versions. It could just be the environments that I come in (CG and IT work), but it seems to me that 35-40% of my co-worker/students have been left handed. It does not seem like that small a minority to me.

I still have my old Logitech MX1100R, which I am afraid is not available anymore. Because most new mice look kind of poor in comparison, I have had to take it apart a few times in order to fix a worn-down left click button..

Currently, if forced to buy new, I would probably go for the Logitech MX master. It has a decent size, a lot of buttons and Microgear scroll. And as far as I know the microgear works with a manual switch, not with the unstable sensor from some of the earlier versions. The thumb buttons are kind of small though.. I love the microgear thing so much, that I am kind of stuck with Logitech..

Terribly boring signature.
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1/11/2017 1:22:38 PM (last edit: 1/11/2017 1:23:17 PM)
show user profile  c0
Upside down mouse also known as trackball. Corded Logitech Trackman Wheel (discontinued). Logitech replaced this with a cordless M570 Trackball. Poor video explaining differences:

- 99% guaranteed (no guarantees) no RSI as you only use your thumb. Your arm / wrist remains stationary.
- Set mouse speed to high as your thumb is extremely accurate.
- Can move mouse from far left to far right on a large screen with a single flick of your thumb.
- Work very precise in a small area due to large ball.
- Mostly contactless / frictionless movement; dots on ball are detected by optical sensor resulting in mouse movement.
- Easy to clean. Use a pen to push out the ball and clean the 3 resting points the ball sits on.

- Some people just can't get used to them.
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1/11/2017 11:03:41 PM (last edit: 1/11/2017 11:03:41 PM)
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