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R.I.P. Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer (Page 2)
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Mar 15, 2012, 02:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
How did you NOT break any of the buttons ?

Mine always started having issues with double-clicks after a year. ALL of them.

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We must have had good luck then.

I used that mouse heavily since 1999, Photoshop work, etc... using the side buttons like crazy, never had any issues. If the USB plug wasn't flaking out I'd still be using that mouse since all the buttons worked great and still had perfect action to them.

Edit: Just to be clear, we're talking about this mouse...
     
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Mar 15, 2012, 02:42 PM
 
^^^^^

I had one of those for many years. It was far and away my favorite 5 button corded mouse. Once Bluetooth became commonplace on my Mac systems I got away from MS mice because IIRC they seemed to initially insist up their own wireless system that took up a USB port instead of supporting Bluetooth. By the time they finally got on the bandwagon I didn't care for the new mouse design and how it felt in my hand compared to the older design.

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Mar 15, 2012, 02:55 PM
 
That one actually is a bit newer model model than the one I have, this is the exact picture of my model.
     
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Mar 15, 2012, 03:04 PM
 
Man, I must suck at using mice if I kill them at that rate

Weird though, I googled this issue, and it seemed well known.

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Mar 15, 2012, 05:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by CharlesS View Post
That "Claw grip" picture makes my wrist hurt just looking at it. You want your wrist to be shaped like a bridge, going flat across at the wrist and with the fingers forming a gentle arch back down. If the wrist is bent at a sharp angle like that, you're just asking for trouble.
Yeahbut -- look at the actual wrists in the photos; the "palm's" wrist slants up but the "claw's" wrist stays low (straighter). I use the "claw" or pretty close to it, but instead of my arm coming down from the top and "bouncing" up off the table, my arm tends to come up from below the desk (short chair, and me slouching in it), and my palm is what rests on the desk, and only on the corner. So my arm-hand as a unit is actually quite straight. I believe that if I were to start "palming" the mouse, not only would it get all sweaty and gross, but it would actually cause me to start putting weight on my wrist, rather than my palm which is where my weight is now, and which can handle the load.
     
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Mar 15, 2012, 05:49 PM
 
2 page thread for a dead mouse.

ARE YOU WATCHING ROB?!?!?

WE ARE ALIIIIIIIIVE !!!!!!!
     
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Mar 15, 2012, 10:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
2 page thread for a dead mouse.

ARE YOU WATCHING ROB?!?!?

WE ARE ALIIIIIIIIVE !!!!!!!
The depressing thing is that this is probably my most successful thread evar.
     
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Mar 15, 2012, 10:24 PM
 
I've used almost every version of the Intellimouse ... pretty much up until the Magic Mouse showed up.
     
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Mar 16, 2012, 06:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
The depressing thing is that this is probably my most successful thread evar.
Your k/d and Bethesda game dedication more than make up for it.
     
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Mar 16, 2012, 06:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Just saying that either you're holding the mouse wrong, or you bought the wrong mouse for how you hold them. It doesn't make a difference.
This is absolutely correct. Go to any computer or electronics retail and have a go at as many mice as you can get your hands on, select the best fit, be happy.

I'd say it's not often your computer ships with your favorite mouse and keyboard. My aluminum Apple keyboard and Logitech Cordless Click! Plus are inseparable.
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Your k/d and Bethesda game dedication more than make up for it.
I think the wound is sufficiently salted at this point.
     
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Mar 16, 2012, 12:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
The depressing thing is that this is probably my most successful thread evar.
Hey everyone, I found a link to a live webcam of paint drying!
     
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Mar 17, 2012, 11:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
We must have had good luck then.

I used that mouse heavily since 1999, Photoshop work, etc... using the side buttons like crazy, never had any issues. If the USB plug wasn't flaking out I'd still be using that mouse since all the buttons worked great and still had perfect action to them.

Edit: Just to be clear, we're talking about this mouse...
This is the mouse that I have.
     
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Mar 19, 2012, 10:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
2 page thread for a dead mouse.

ARE YOU WATCHING ROB?!?!?

WE ARE ALIIIIIIIIVE !!!!!!!
Hey, it's ain't over till it's over.
     
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Mar 20, 2012, 09:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
That one actually is a bit newer model model than the one I have, this is the exact picture of my model.
I have this model too. It's the Intellimouse Optical.
     
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Mar 20, 2012, 09:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Hey everyone, I found a link to a live webcam of paint drying!

That's nothing compared to the link I found to a webcam of grass growing!
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Mar 21, 2012, 01:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Gankdawg View Post
I have this model too. It's the Intellimouse Optical.
The Intellimouse Optical does not have the side buttons, I bought one for my dad a long time ago. The Explorer was the next step up from that one, but is still considered in the Intellimouse Optical line.

That's right, thread isn't dead just yet.
     
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Mar 21, 2012, 01:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
The Intellimouse Optical does not have the side buttons, I bought one for my dad a long time ago. The Explorer was the next step up from that one, but is still considered in the Intellimouse Optical line.
I have 2 IntelliMouse Opticals sitting on my desk and they are exactly what is picture above (with a button on each side). Both of them are labeled as IntelliMouse Optical on the bottom.
     
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Mar 21, 2012, 03:49 PM
 
Indeed the bottom does say that, but I can assure you good sir that the actual product is called the Intellimouse Explorer. The Intellimouse Optical has only left and right click with scroll wheel.

From Wikipedia:
The first commercially successful optical computer mice were the Microsoft IntelliMouse with IntelliEye and IntelliMouse Explorer, introduced in 1999
     
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Mar 21, 2012, 03:55 PM
 
I can't believe this thread is still going. MacNN, I no longer understand you.
     
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Mar 21, 2012, 04:07 PM
 
Not hard to understand.

Attractive and witty thread starter, absolutely riveting discussion material, pictures of decade-old wired mice.
     
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Mar 23, 2012, 01:09 PM
 
...and Dakar kills another thread...
     
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