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From: "Kurt H Maier via 9fans" <9fans@9fans.net>
To: 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>
Subject: Re: [9fans] acme and sam - mouse suggestions?
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 17:48:32 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YjpuYBYk97GvPSYq@wopr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CABB-WO-sngbhb_RWeKLVHSpuBUN+OX1UEDyH2yagja8-BJO98w@mail.gmail.com>

On Wed, Mar 23, 2022 at 12:00:02AM +0000, Stuart Morrow wrote:
> 
> I'm aware. I meant the intended use by the people who designed it. I
> wouldn't call a number pad a pointing device just because it can be
> used as one.
> 

Apologies to Ted Selker, but it's a poor tool that only functions in
accordance with its designer's intent.  I wouldn't call a number pad a
pointing device either, but I see no need for a Cardassian "there are
two buttons" reality-denial session for a pointing device that clearly
has three.

To update my previous reply on this thread, the left mouse button of my
LTRAC trackball suffered from a failed microswitch.  While shopping
around for replacement parts I stumbled across a vendor that carries
several three-or-more button pointing devices.  Content warning for the
faint of heart:  the following page refers to non-mice as 'mouse
products.'  https://www.fentek-ind.com/ergmouse.htm

And for the record, P.I. Engineering will not sell spare parts for the
LTRAC units, but will send you links to Digikey pages to order your own.

khm

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Thread overview: 41+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-28  3:48 Ben Hancock
2022-01-28  4:00 ` Rob Pike
2022-01-28  4:21 ` John Floren
2022-01-28  4:30   ` Mark van Atten
2022-01-28  4:39 ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-28  4:42   ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-28  4:47     ` Rob Pike
2022-01-28  4:53       ` umbraticus
2022-01-28  4:56       ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-28  4:59         ` Marius Eriksen
2022-02-02  7:02           ` David Arroyo
2022-01-28  5:05       ` Ben Hancock
2022-01-28  5:15       ` Bakul Shah
2022-01-28  5:38         ` Rob Pike
2022-01-28  6:08           ` adr
2022-01-28  7:14             ` umbraticus
2022-01-28  7:48               ` sirjofri
2022-01-28  8:04               ` adr
2022-01-28  9:33                 ` David Leimbach via 9fans
2022-01-28 11:09                 ` fijal
2022-01-29  1:22                 ` adr
2022-01-29 11:30                   ` fijal
2022-01-29 11:54                   ` Steve Simon
2022-01-29 14:07                     ` adr
2022-01-28 12:16               ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-28 12:43                 ` Steve Simon
2022-01-28 14:36                   ` Charles Forsyth
2022-01-28 18:31                     ` Aram Hăvărneanu
2022-01-28  4:55   ` ori
2022-01-28  5:06     ` Alex Musolino
2022-01-28 20:24     ` Tony Mendoza
2022-01-29 22:33 ` Oleg Finkelshteyn
2022-02-01  4:25   ` Ben Hancock
2022-02-02 10:37     ` Oleg Finkelshteyn
2022-02-02 11:06       ` hiro
2022-03-22 20:01         ` contact
2022-03-22 23:09     ` Stuart Morrow
2022-03-22 23:20       ` hiro
2022-03-22 23:32       ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-03-23  0:00         ` Stuart Morrow
2022-03-23  0:48           ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans [this message]

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