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Old 03-04-2006, 09:58 AM   #1
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Default Optical Mouse question

I find I don't know much about mice :-D

My wife is a gamer ... I have her PC and A3000 connected
together with an OmniView KVM switch so she can use the
same monitor/keyboard/mouse for both machines.
She is using an HP Optical USB/PS2 mouse which was working
fine (its now worn out), I bought a new LogiTech USB mouse
but it doesn't work on the USB to PS2 adaptor. I also tried
a PS2 Optical mouse but its jumpy (doesn't track smooth).

Before I buy another mouse I'd like to know what I should
be looking for.
Do I want a PS2 mouse or do I want a USB/PS2 mouse ??

Any help will be greatly appreciated .......
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Old 03-04-2006, 12:04 PM   #2
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Do I want a PS2 mouse or do I want a USB/PS2 mouse ??
That does not matter. Just make sure that it is supposed to work with PS/2. Such USB/PS2 mice come packaged with an USB to PS/2 adapter. Mice which come without such an adapter are USB-only and don't work with an adapter from another mouse. If you cannot examine the package, read the manufacturer's description. If it says the mouse works with both USB and PS/2, it will. If the description does not mention PS/2, it probably won't work.

I am using a Logitech Cordless Optical mouse with a 4-way KVM switch and Cocolino PS/2 to Amiga converter. The only problem with the KVM switch is that wheel movements are not transmitted correctly, so the wheel cannot be used.

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Old 03-04-2006, 01:04 PM   #3
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PS2 Optical mouse but its jumpy (doesn't track smooth).
Hum,
i wonder if you have a patterned mouse pad?

A blank cardboard grey coloured one is ideal....
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Old 03-04-2006, 06:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: Optical Mouse question

Funny you should mention that - I use real cardboard as a mouse mat on two of my PCs - certainly avoids problems with optical mice picking up on some mouse mat surfaces and sending the mouse pointer off in odd directions!

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Old 03-04-2006, 07:21 PM   #5
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HI,

Hmm, I've been using a Logiteck optical wheel mouse for years on my A2000HD, and for a while on my newly aquired A4000T using the Mr Myza software and it never gives me a problem.
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:26 AM   #6
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All Amiga optical mice are not created equal. I have one that although true optical, needs a special mouse pad to work!
I like Logiteck mice better than other brands, just make sure you stick with PS2 compat. models.

Shame, 'cause the new USB laser mice (Like the G5) are SO much better!!!
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:36 AM   #7
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@ motrucker,

I had a problem with mouse pads and I dumped em all. My desk suface has been either a woodgrain or granite type finish and it works better than any mouse pad did.

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