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Longhorn Build 4029
Sep 4, 2003, 10:31
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Longhorn Build 4029 Sep 4, 2003, 10:31
Sep 4, 2003, 10:31
 
Looks cool. Will it play Doom2?

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Leather-clad mouse
Sep 4, 2003, 13:09
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Leather-clad mouse Sep 4, 2003, 13:09
Sep 4, 2003, 13:09
 
Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a bevy of wireless keyboards and mice that mark the debut of a sideways-scrolling feature and the company's first leather-clad mouse.

I don't know if that's really stupid or really cool Anyway, not relevant to me yet, since it's only the wireless mouse that comes in black leather. And really, my Explorer 3.0 is fine. Gonna have to try out the side scrolling some time in the store, though.

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Re: Leather-clad mouse
Sep 4, 2003, 13:42
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Re: Leather-clad mouse Sep 4, 2003, 13:42
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Wonder how useful it would be for leaning in FPS games?

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Re: Leather-clad mouse
Sep 4, 2003, 16:24
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Re: Leather-clad mouse Sep 4, 2003, 16:24
Sep 4, 2003, 16:24
 
Not too great if you want to lean and shoot. Of course, I always use my pointer finger for the wheel. I don't know why, but when I use my middle finger for the scroll wheel, I feel like I'm going to get carpal tunnel.

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Re: Leather-clad mouse
Sep 4, 2003, 19:55
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Re: Leather-clad mouse Sep 4, 2003, 19:55
Sep 4, 2003, 19:55
 
I get the same feeling Fang. Still, it's gotta be useful for something. Though as I sit here trying to think of something it will be useful for in a FPS I can't.

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No subject
Sep 4, 2003, 20:10
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No subject Sep 4, 2003, 20:10
Sep 4, 2003, 20:10
 
Depending on the FPS in question, it could be useful for cycling through inventory items, with normal scrolling for cycling weapons. It could also be used to select specific commonly used weapons. Just think of it as two additional buttons and uses abound

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Mozilla Thunderbird for Windows
Sep 4, 2003, 21:32
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Mozilla Thunderbird for Windows Sep 4, 2003, 21:32
Sep 4, 2003, 21:32
 
Once again the links fail to go to the source. What's goin on here? Some sort of deal with FileForum? Why would you NOT link to mozilla.org for a Thunderbird release?

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Re: Leather-clad mouse
Sep 4, 2003, 21:45
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Re: Leather-clad mouse Sep 4, 2003, 21:45
Sep 4, 2003, 21:45
 Enahs
 
Side Scrolling

Microsoft sucks
Side scrolling has been around for 3+ years
www.a4tech.com
I know they have been around for 3+ years, because I have been using the same mouse for 3+ years.
It is sweet
2 scroll wheel,6 buttons very nice DPI as well!

The second scroll wheel is great! btw, well worth it.
But I would say buy it from A4tech and not lame microsoft!


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Re: Leather-clad mouse
Sep 5, 2003, 03:08
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Re: Leather-clad mouse Sep 5, 2003, 03:08
Sep 5, 2003, 03:08
 
It's not a second wheel, the one wheel tilts left and right. And Microsoft might be lame, but their peripherals aren't. They also have a nice warranty policy - I just got my mouse returned for a new one when they did not have to do it. Incidently, the mouse wheel was a Microsoft innovation (apparently that does exist) in the first place, or at least that's what I read.

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Re: Leather-clad mouse
Sep 8, 2003, 00:39
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Re: Leather-clad mouse Sep 8, 2003, 00:39
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I've had a patchy relationship with A4Tech mice.

My first modern one had 3 buttons and the 2 wheels in a diagonal arrangement, with the top wheel acting as a middle button. After setting it up at home, I soon found out that this arrangement made the middle button very difficult to press. It was simply too far up to be of any use and couldn't make up for the added convenience of a second wheel.

So I switched to another A4Tech with the normal single wheel arrangement, but with "800 DPI precision". After a few weeks of very comfortable and precise use I started getting tracking errors on the vertical axis. The mouse cursor would jitter up and down slightly even when it wasn't moving.

So far, I haven't encourtered any major difficulties with my new A4Tech 800 DPI optical mouse. The tracking is pinpoint accurate and it even looks somewhat exotic in silver and black. I think I've finally hit gold this time. All without spending any more than the cost of a single MS mouse.
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