{RESOLVED}Mouse vs Trackball

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bigh47

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Has any one any views on trackball type mice. I seem to be having great difficulty in accurately pointing with " conventional" mouse. I was wondering if one of the types with a thumb opperated ball could be the answer. Its difficult to make a decision
when the stores don't have them on demo.
BTW-I have cleaned my mouse's ball.

Any comments appreciated.

Cheers

Howard
 
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I'd recommend an optical mouse. They're very accurate, and there's no ball or rollors or mechanical parts that can fail. Trackballs function very differently, and it's all about personal preference. Someone can't tell you what works best, you need to decide for yourself.
 
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Hi bigh47,
We had a track ball but my wife did not like it because she had trouble with her solitaire. We went to Microsoft intelli mouse with no ball. No maintenance and you do not have to worry about the ball. I think it is more accurate. But as TechChick says it is your preference. You have to find what is best for you1
 

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TechChick & TW56-

Thanks, the intelli mouse was on the short list. I realise that its personal choice but I find it really annoying that the retailers want to sell you stuff but aren't prepared to demo it. OK if its a full system or printer/scanner it may be out of its box. I don't know how many joysticks i've bought over years till I got one to be comfortable with.

Thanks again

Howard :D
 
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