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Linux Getting Two-Line Patch To Finally Deal With The Quirky Microsoft OEM Mouse

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  • tildearrow
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    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    A lot of cheap USB 1.1 mice need that (which is why is defined as a standard quirk), polling once every 60 seconds does not consume significant amounts of power since the USB port is powering the whole mouse already anyway.
    Sorry, I misunderstood. I thought they meant polling e.g. 125 times a second.

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by Slartifartblast View Post

    I find it very fast to scroll around multiple screens and I don't have to move my arm, only my fingers and thumb.
    Thanks, that helps a bit

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  • Slartifartblast
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    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

    I don't game much and when I do, I don't play UT. Just give a normal answer, please. I'm genuinely curious.
    I find it very fast to scroll around multiple screens and I don't have to move my arm, only my fingers and thumb.

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by Slartifartblast View Post

    Play me at UT GOTY edition and you'll find out why
    I don't game much and when I do, I don't play UT. Just give a normal answer, please. I'm genuinely curious.

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  • Slartifartblast
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    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

    I never saw the point if optical trackballs. What exactly would you say are its greatest advantages?
    Play me at UT GOTY edition and you'll find out why

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  • Slartifartblast
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    Originally posted by Tomin View Post

    Is it better than M570 that I have?
    I also own the M570 but your hand doesn't sit quite as naturally on it and you can't use both the finger and thumb to operate the track ball, don't get me the wrong the M570 isn't a bad mouse it's just the MS TB is a very good one, perhaps if I had smaller the hands then perhaps I may prefer the M570 but it just feels a bit small and more awkward.

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  • rene
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

    Unless root has a set password, which isn't the case for Ubuntu.

    Oh wait, we also have the init=/bin/sh security hole... (unless the bootloader is locked)
    No, but full disk encrypted, so they would 1st need to break the full disk encryption to init=/bin/shell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MELYA68qQyo

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  • boltronics
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    To be exact, I had this one in white:

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  • boltronics
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    Originally posted by Slartifartblast View Post

    I wish they'd bring back the Optical trackball, best mouse I've ever owned and still using it now after a few microswitch replacements, must be about 18 years old now. Don't know what I'll do when it finally dies.

    Oh man, I love that mouse. I still have mine in a draw (I can't bring myself to throw it out) but unfortunately it has died. I've been forced to move to more traditional mice since nobody has ever made anything directly comparable.

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  • edwaleni
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    Originally posted by Slartifartblast View Post

    I wish they'd bring back the Optical trackball, best mouse I've ever owned and still using it now after a few microswitch replacements, must be about 18 years old now. Don't know what I'll do when it finally dies.

    MSFT, Kensington and Logitech still sell these.

    Not sure you wanna pay what they want. MSFT wants $200+ on Amazon.

    I bought a few Kensington's years ago since my spouse loves them and I was afraid they would disappear. They are still around, just expensive.

    Anyone who wouldn't use a particular tool because it has some silly name on it like MSFT, probably has more issues with themselves.

    Who goes to build a house and refuses to hammer nails because it doesn't say Craftsman on the hammer?\

    If I reach the supplier for Microsoft and ask them for several hundreds of thousands of the exact same thing but put a penguin on it instead of MSFT, would you not use it?

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