On Sun, Jun 05, 2022 at 04:54:18PM +1000, email@example.com wrote:
That's what I meant Larry - I use them all the time now. I was somewhat surprised that my latest HP box came with a wired mouse and keyboard.
My recent purchases (Dell tower systems for my wife a couple of years ago, and one for me last year)
both came with wired mice and keyboards. I can think of two reasons - one is that the're probably
slightly cheaper, but I'd guess that the main reason is to remove a possible point of failure when
troubleshooting the system.
It may also be the due to the supply chain crap Covid introduced. I've
noticed other inexplicable shortages
It's probably just laziness. I hadn't really looked on-line. When I need
a mouse, I'm used to just going to Staples or Office Depot and buying a
generic corded wheel mouse.
I really should just go on Amazon, find one I like and buy a dozen of them.
I can't use those track-pads that come with laptops, so the first thing
I do is disable it and get an external mouse ... which is where I
developed an aversion to wireless mice. Early generation wireless mice
were pretty awful.
The last time I had to buy a replacement mouse for my laptop, I was out
of town and the only place I could find one was Walmart, and I ended up
with an expensive gaming mouse (which ain't one whit better than the
generic mice I usually get from Staples/Office Depot).
On 6/6/2022 5:08 PM, Henk Terhell wrote:
That is remarkable, as the major mail-order firms here can also supply a
wide selection of wired ones within one day.
Apart from the advantage of not having to change batteries, a wired mouse
doesn't have the habit of dropping from my desk on the floor ...
Op ma 6 jun. 2022 om 21:19 schreef John Sessoms firstname.lastname@example.org:
Around here the stores are pushing wireless really hard. The stores that
stock wired mice are usually out of them.
On 6/5/2022 9:54 AM, Henk Terhell wrote:
My wireless USB mouse didn't work well. I bought last week a Logitech
silent wired USB mouse having 1.8 meter wire for 12 euro.
These wired ones for office applications are not at all hard to get here.
Op zo 5 jun. 2022 om 13:32 schreef John Sessoms email@example.com:
Wired USB mouse, no batteries. I don't think new computers come with the
PS/2 mouse or keyboard ports. This computer has what look like HDMI
ports where I'd expect them to be on the mother board.
Clean, basic scroll mouse on a clean mouse pad. Optical sensor is clean.
I haven't tried moving the mouse to a different USB port because they're
all full, so I'd have to move everything.
The mouse works Ok on my other computer ... I thought to check that. The
mouse from the other computer IS a PS/2 mouse so it doesn't work on this
Windoze thinks the drivers are up to date. If it was any of the easy
answers I'd have already found it.
I hope I don't have to buy another mouse. These plain vanilla wired mice
are getting hard to find.
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