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Old 10-12-2013, 11:31 PM   #1851
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ACK! My mouse died! I hate despise using the touchpad.
Is it wireless? If so check the batteries. Sure works for me.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:33 PM   #1852
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I hate the touchpad! I take my plug-in mouse everywhere I go.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:36 PM   #1853
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Thanks for the reminder, I have to dig out my briefcase so I remember to pack everything for my laptop when I got to Helena next month. I already have my new suitcase sitting out.

Shrek looked at the suitcase and asked if I really needed it since we have others that WE take on trips. This one is half size and has wheels. I just looked at him and said, "Guitar?" He hasn't said another word about it.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:55 AM   #1854
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I have a wireless USB mouse, but I hardly ever use it. I prefer the touchpad. I got used to it and I don't get repetitive stress wrist inflammation as much from it as from mousing.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:42 AM   #1855
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Is it wireless? If so check the batteries. Sure works for me.
Addie, for the last few months Mousie has been playing games with me. It doesn't work, I switch the battery with the previous one, it works for weeks and then...I have to switch the battery. That didn't work this time so I put a brand-new, never used, good till 2016 battery in the mouse and...nothing. Did a "devices" check and the computer sees the mouse but it doesn't want to play with the mouse. Harrumph. Himself has been all over it and can't get it to work either and he's worked with computers for over 40 years! He guesses it's a software problem and he'll need the computer for a while. We have an older wireless model that I don't like but it's probably better than this &%#* touch pad. I'll make due till we get a new one.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:34 AM   #1856
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Addie, for the last few months Mousie has been playing games with me. It doesn't work, I switch the battery with the previous one, it works for weeks and then...I have to switch the battery. That didn't work this time so I put a brand-new, never used, good till 2016 battery in the mouse and...nothing. Did a "devices" check and the computer sees the mouse but it doesn't want to play with the mouse. Harrumph. Himself has been all over it and can't get it to work either and he's worked with computers for over 40 years! He guesses it's a software problem and he'll need the computer for a while. We have an older wireless model that I don't like but it's probably better than this &%#* touch pad. I'll make due till we get a new one.
I remember you mentioning that Himself was into computers. I am surprised he let it get to this state. A mouse is so cheap. I have new one sitting here that cost the grand sum of ten dollars. It probably won't last long if I ever have to use it. But it is okay for when I will need it in a hurry. I too hate a touch pad. They are not meant for a person with arthritis in their fingers. Bad enough just trying to type.

I am hard on keyboards. Spike went over to Micro Center and picked up three keyboards when they were on sale. I have gone through two of them already. I learned to type on a 1920 Underwood and you had to hit the keys hard. I never got out of the habit of hard hitting. I can't complain. Spike will fix a problem as soon as he comes in the door if I have one. Only because he used mine to enter all his Second Chance entries. This week he got two of his prize packages. One from the Bruins and one from the Red Sox. He gave the Bruins to the mailman. He has a ten year old son who is a Bruins fan. Spike wins so often, he is running out of folks to give the stuff to. He does keep the money wins for himself though.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:39 AM   #1857
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Addie, much as we like to blame "the guys" it wasn't Himself's fault. I never really made a fuss until a brand-new, just out of the package battery didn't work. In the past I'd just switch between two batteries and it would start to work again as soon as I swapped them. He did a few magic Tech. Guy things with the computer and mouse this evening, rebooted the old mouse and software, and I am thrilled to report there is a Mouse in the House!

As you can tell, not a fan of the touch pad. My problem isn't so much arthritis as the fact that I've done real keyboard typing for decades. If I don't remember to lock the touch pad before I start to type away at a fast clip my thumb will tap the pad instead of the space bar. Danged tiny flat keys on this notebook, but it's better than nothing!
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:04 AM   #1858
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I have a Microsoft wireless mouse that is at least 10 years old that still works! It's been hooked to a computer most of that time and I may have to change the battery once every year and a half (it's on a server computer in the basement and it gets used infrequently). I'm amazed that it still works! The receiver is almost as big as the mouse itself, compare that to a modern one that has a receiver the size of your thumbnail.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:50 AM   #1859
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i had a optical mouse for awhile, but it was erratic and would go traipsing off on it's own so I just got a plain old plug in mouse and have been happy ever since.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:33 AM   #1860
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Touchpad is the way to go. I barely have to lift a finger. There's altogether too much movement with a mouse.
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