Re: Winders software that you can't live without

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From: John Klassa (
Date: Sat Dec 09 2000 - 19:15:39 PST

>>>>> On Sat, 9 Dec 2000, "Jeff" == Jeff Barr wrote:

  Jeff> Also try mapping the middle button (the mouse wheel) to "Back". It
  Jeff> makes browsing really easy since you need not keep dragging your
  Jeff> mouse to the top of the browser windows.

I've got it set up as a middle-click under VNC... I wonder if doing the
"back" thing would mess that up. I'll have to try it.

  Jeff> Sadly, that new mouse is the first MS mouse that does not work well
  Jeff> in the left hand. Given that BillG is a southpaw, I am surprised.

The other thing I've noticed is that it's not as nice in the right hand,
either. :-/ It's too *slick* (I mean, on the outside; it's hard to grip
it like I've gripped other mice; it's as though I have to exert extra
effort to move it tiny amount, because I can't fine-tune the position with
my fingertips). It's hard to describe what I'm trying to describe. :-)

It's also funny how the standard drag, lift, drag, lift pattern doesn't
quite work at first (at least it didn't for me), because the optical
mechanism picks up movements within some distance of the desktop... I had
to make an effort to lift the mouse higher when doing that.

I'll be posting a summary of the recommendations I got, by the way. A
bunch of folks asked...


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