From: "Kurt H Maier via 9fans" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: 9fans <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [9fans] acme and sam - mouse suggestions? Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 20:39:09 -0800 [thread overview] Message-ID: <YfNzbSKc0diLe3dm@wopr> (raw) In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Thu, Jan 27, 2022 at 07:48:15PM -0800, Ben Hancock wrote: > Hi all, > > Acme has become my main text editor and I'm in the market for a good > mouse with a decent middle click (i.e. B2). If product recommendations > aren't eschewed on the list, would fellow acme and/or sam users be > willing to share some mice suggestions? There seem to be a real dearth > of options that have a true middle button these days. > > I'm currently using an Elecom mouse designed for use with CAD programs > that has a true middle button, and it does a serviceable job. But it > feels cheap and I fear it will break with much more use. I also recently > tried a gaming mouse -- a Roccat KAIN 100 Aimo -- after reading reviews > that its scroll wheel had a decent click. But while it's quite a nice > mouse, the middle click requires more pressure than I'd prefer. > > Many thanks in advance! > > - Ben Many of us have had success with the Contour mice, both their soon-discontinued 'Contour' model, available in various sizes, and their 'Unimouse' adjustable model. HP model DY651A is a cheaper option, but it's getting hard to find. The Scrollpoint Rob mentioned was made with both IBM and Lenovo branding, and was also available in a sculpted Pro model with a thumb-actuated fourth button. For a portable option, Lenovo sells a convertible 'Yoga' series of wireless mice, which have two mechanical buttons and a touchpad-style scrolling section in between; on all of these that I've tested, tapping the scroll panel sends a middle click, and they support tap-and-hold as you would expect. I haven't tested some of the newer ones, and there's always the danger some product manager got 'creative' instead of just selling a useful product. The Evoluent VerticalMouse series has three mechanical buttons plus a scroll wheel between buttons 1 and 2. Finally, the Logitech G series of gaming mice don't have separate middle click -- they use the wheel for that -- but they frequently have other buttons which can be configured to serve as button 2, and the configuration software writes this setting to the device, so you don't need weird driver support when you plug it into a real computer. khm ------------------------------------------ 9fans: 9fans Permalink: https://9fans.topicbox.com/groups/9fans/T49f3cceea70d2b61-M95055c30e7391c7003c4352f Delivery options: https://9fans.topicbox.com/groups/9fans/subscription
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