Do you love your mouse? I love mine.

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  1. rfmoran profile image73
    rfmoranposted 10 years ago

    Do you love your mouse? I love mine.

    This question has nothing to do with kinky sex, Sorry. My concern is my Iphone and Ipad. They're great but without a mouse you don't have the great block cut or copy and paste function. I would never dream of assembling a hub from my Ipad. Sometimes older technology is hard to beat. Any thoughts on this.

  2. HoneyBB profile image93
    HoneyBBposted 10 years ago

    I don't have an iphone or an ipad but I just got my son and cat a remote control mouse for Christmas and I love watching them play together! :>)

  3. profile image0
    Casimiroposted 10 years ago

    I don't think that's true: … als_10.htm but in any case, the main drawback to a mouse is the need for a flat surface, which could be inconvenient when using pad devices.

    1. rfmoran profile image73
      rfmoranposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I guess I've just gotten used to sitting and working at a desk

  4. Sinea Pies profile image61
    Sinea Piesposted 10 years ago

    I do! When I added a laptop to my computers, I said that I'd ONLY do it if I could have a mouse. smile

    1. rfmoran profile image73
      rfmoranposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks my fellow mouse lover!

  5. Au fait profile image88
    Au faitposted 10 years ago

    I've had an iBook for years and another one for 4 years before that. (Lap top no mouse.)  I have a tracking pad.  Anything you can do with a mouse, I can do too, without a mouse. 

    I thought I would be lost without a mouse initially, but I haven't missed it and it's been literally years since I had a mouse.  About 7 I guess.  I've never operated an iPad, but my iBook works without any problem without a mouse.

    I copy and paste my hubs into capsules all the time.  I create/write them in Microsoft Word which is included in my Microsoft Business Office program that I purchased separately and loaded onto this iBook that I use all the time and that I'm writing on now. 

    I know nothing about an IPhone, but I would expect an iPad to work not so differently than this iBook.  Usually people at the Apple Store are more than happy to tell you how to operate Apple products.  They can do it in person or you can get technical help online or on the phone.  Check with them and see how you can get around not having a mouse.  On my iBook, as I've said, I have a tracking pad that does everything a mouse does.

    I just now Googled, "How do you copy & paste with an iPad and How do you copy & paste with an IPhone and tons of stuff came up including on YouTube on how to do these things.  Check it out.

    1. rfmoran profile image73
      rfmoranposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much for your detailed response. I shall take your suggestions. I think I have gotten stuck in my habitual way of doing things

    2. profile image0
      Casimiroposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Tracking buttons and pads are great when they are built well. I'm sure Apple makes quality ones. The only other ones I've thought were well made are the ones on IBM Thinkpads. Unfortunately, on cheaper computers the pads get flakey after a while.

  6. BlossomSB profile image86
    BlossomSBposted 10 years ago

    I do! Mine has a little red light underneath. In the 'old days' I had one that needed a special 'mouse pad' to run around on. My latest one does not want a pad, it likes running around on the top of my desk, but if I don't keep it absolutely clean it scratches little marks in the polish - and it doesn't even have any paws or claws!

    1. rfmoran profile image73
      rfmoranposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your input. I still use a mouse pad!

  7. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image88
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 10 years ago

    I finally started using the touchpad when I got the MacBook Air - it has a pressure-sensitive pad & I can use it more easily.  But before that, I carried a teeny baby rodent everywhere I took my other laptop. I do use one on my desktop & it's a happy little guy. 

    The main iPad issue is that HP doesn't yet support it fully - even if you had a mouse, it would be difficult to create a hub on it.  But I use it all the time to comment, read hubs, do the forums & the Answers here. I'm consudering getting a portable keyboard for the iPad - it lets you use it almost like a small computer.

    1. rfmoran profile image73
      rfmoranposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Marcy. I use a portable mouse on the road as well. I did' know HP didn't support the IPad.

  8. suk91 profile image67
    suk91posted 10 years ago

    yeah! :-D i love it because it has a bright red light that glows whenever i move it! ;-)

  9. janshares profile image93
    jansharesposted 10 years ago

    I agree! I just bought a laptop yesterday and do plan to buy a mouse when my package arrives. The wireless ones sound great. I'm an oldschooler and I just love using a mouse. I can't seem to do the hands-free-touch thing on a laptop. I'm terrible on the Kindle Fire trying to manipulate when I'm hubbing. Ugh!

  10. edhan profile image35
    edhanposted 10 years ago

    Yes. I still love my mouse. So I prefer to use desktop than laptop or ipad.

    It's great to move my mouse over a nice mouse pad so that it can be more precise in a way as the laser tends to go haywire on my glass top.


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