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Durable mouse

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:28 am

Okay...yet another mouse on which the left button is doing the old double-click routine. Any suggestions on a replacement that will last a while longer than a year?

Of course I could replace the switch with a right-button switch from one of the previous mice in my discard pile.

I did try "retensioning" the little spring metal inside an old mouse to see if that was a viable option. Not impressed by the results.
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Re: Durable mouse

Post by Witness » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:00 am

You can try some electro cleaner first. I have an old can of "Moly Slip" which comes in handy when some electrical contact starts behaving erratically.

I had a small Logitech (cord) mouse for my first laptop. Still works, but I don't use it anymore.

Now I have a bluetooth mouse, also Logitech, must be at least 2 years old. Use it daily for hours. It too started double-clicking at some time, but the electro cleaner trick cured that.
In case you're interested: https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/ ... mouse-m705

Hope that helps. :wink:

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Re: Durable mouse

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:08 am

seems more like a settings thing. I'd check the mouse button settings to see if something snuck in there.

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Re: Durable mouse

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:45 am

Trackpad.

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Re: Durable mouse

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:37 am

Doctor X wrote:Trackpad.

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Oh yeah...that was t3h funn3h when we had a company meeting and I also had some "hot" slide formatting to get done and I had to do intricate tracing of line charts with my laptop on my knees, using the trackpad. Good times, good times. Billable, too! :hyper:
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Re: Durable mouse

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:48 am

Rob Lister wrote:seems more like a settings thing. I'd check the mouse button settings to see if something snuck in there.
Thanks, I'll try it with the double-click speed set much slower.
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