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I'm hooked on this marble mouse for photo-editing.. I fear the day it poops-out.. I wants one for each computer... I need four of them... Does anyone have used ones ...
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    I really need some mice...


    I'm hooked on this marble mouse for photo-editing.. I fear the day it poops-out.. I wants one for each computer... I need four of them... Does anyone have used ones cheap, free, or trade..?


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    Uggg! I really dislike those mouses - they're hard to use. If I had a big pile, I'd let you have them for nowt.
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    I probably know what you went through... When I first started using the thing I was ready to toss it in the bag, and go get a refund.. but I left it for a couple weeks, and learned to use it.. I can make a tight figure "8" on the screen with the tips of two fingers, fast, without any wrist stress.. I can use this thing even if it's piled under a mess of papers.. I set the mouse setting to fast as possible, and now I can just give that ball a snap, and it zips across the screen, and the cursor lands right on the button I want it to... You never ever move the mouse.. Your wrist and fingers never ache, even after hours of pix editing and artwork...
    It's like "riding a bike".. You eventually get good at it in a couple weeks... I bet you dumped the thing the second day... The second day it really pisses you off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmicbrat View Post
    You eventually get good at it in a couple weeks... I bet you dumped the thing the second day... The second day it really pisses you off...
    Actually, my Mum uses one - she had a stroke 10 yrs ago, and she finds it easier sometimes than using a regular mouse with her limited motor control. She's always breaking her computer, though... And guess who gets to fix it. I cannot get on with her mouse.

    When you think about it, any mouse that takes you a couple of weeks to master is a really poor design.
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    "She's always breaking her computer, though... And guess who gets to fix it."


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    Same with my 80's mum.. She hates Ubuntu.. She tried it on an old desktop I set up for her.. She gave it back... She's running an HP media notebook, that she destroys the OS about every three months... I just can't figure how she does it..? Somehow she gets right into configs when she wants to fix something that doesn't needs fixing, then I gets the call to come and fix it.. Oyie! this XP is a bugger to fix.. and I've dumped windows because of all the grief it caused me... To me fixing XP is like having to unplug a plugged toilet with my bare hands... I really TRIED to get her to change to Linux...

    Re: "Stroke mouse"..? Maybe a new mouse needs be designed..? Maybe a marble mouse with a baseball sized marble..? Has anyone ever made a mouse that works by verbal commands..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmicbrat View Post
    Has anyone ever made a mouse that works by verbal commands..?
    What like 'up', 'up a bit more', 'a little bit more'... 'left a bit'. 'Left a bit more'... 'keep going'. 'STOP!'. 'Bugger, too far'. 'Back a bit'. 'No, wait'. 'Right a bit'. 'Right a bit more'.

    Another bloody mouse that would take weeks to master... What's next on your list of good ideas? The joystick you control with only your knees and elbows?

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    I don't see it that way... I sees it, like a verbal chess game.. quadrants.. "mouse! A-5 to G-2" should work.. Icons would need be large...
    And/or, "left!".. or "right".. "up".. "down".. The desktop could have a watermark grid.. Would be good for those without hands, or those without use of hands... But i thinks that a baseball sized marble would work best for those who have extremely limited use of their paws...

    There' a big demand for technologies for the Disabled...
    Someone will get wind of this, and it will be product within 8-months...

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    voice navigation has already been implemented in Windows Vista/ Windows 7 and it works reasonably well enough to eliminate the mouse.

    Now all it needs is some polish to smooth out those rough edges and it's be ready for mainstream adoption.

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    Have you tested it..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmicbrat View Post
    Have you tested it..?
    Yeah. I snuck up on a Vista using friend while he was working on a document and said loudly and clearly

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