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Mouse for laptop

Postby Bus Driver » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:29 pm

Wife very reluctantly accepts new technology. Surprised me when she said she wanted a laptop-- which we never had before. Bought a refurb on eBay which turned out to be quite good. Now she asks if there is a conventional style mouse that can be used with the laptop.
Will a mouse work in the USB? Or is there another port for a mouse?

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Re: Mouse for laptop

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:37 pm

This is the one I use with my laptop. I t is smaller than the one for my PC, so fits not quite as well in the hand, but since it is smaller, it's easier to carry in the laptop bag.
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-910-002974-Wireless-Mouse-Scrolling/dp/B007T1CTDE/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1430271070&sr=8-11&keywords=logitech+wireless+mouse+usb

Here are others"
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=logitech+wireless+mouse+usb&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=34144526482&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4621774135453672206&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_8h4xi5mcbi_b

You can use any wireless mouse that has a USB plug. They make larger ones than this, but they also make very small ones..
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Re: Mouse for laptop

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:40 pm

I do not kno2 how old the laptop you bought is, but a usb mouse has been the standard item for several years. with the computer turned off plug the mouse in to a usb port, and turn the laptop on. Most versions of Windows will automatically install the correct driver, and even down load the correct ones if needed.
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Re: Mouse for laptop

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:19 pm

I agree with Dale, and would second the recommendation for a wireless mouse.
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Re: Mouse for laptop

Postby Donegal Cub » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:14 am

I just got a new laptop & the mouse from my old 10yr old laptop works perfect on it :{_}: It is the plug in to usb port.
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Re: Mouse for laptop

Postby Denny Clayton » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:24 am

Don McCombs wrote:I agree with Dale, and would second the recommendation for a wireless mouse.

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Re: Mouse for laptop

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:08 pm

If you use your laptop as a portable, a wireless mouse can be good, but you have to remember to always keep a spare set of batteries handy and turn it off when not in use. If it is always used in the same spot I prefer a corded mouse, no batteries to mess with.
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Re: Mouse for laptop

Postby Ike » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:15 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:If you use your laptop as a portable, a wireless mouse can be good, but you have to remember to always keep a spare set of batteries handy and turn it off when not in use. If it is always used in the same spot I prefer a corded mouse, no batteries to mess with.

I've not found that to be a big issue. We never turn our mouse off and the battery still lasts 4-5 months. We don't move ours, but I like not having a cord to drag around on the desk top. It works for us. :)

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Re: Mouse for laptop

Postby Bus Driver » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:14 pm

Thanks for the comments. I did order the wireless. Good to know that the corded mouse works too.
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Re: Mouse for laptop

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:59 pm

Ike wrote:
John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:If you use your laptop as a portable, a wireless mouse can be good, but you have to remember to always keep a spare set of batteries handy and turn it off when not in use. If it is always used in the same spot I prefer a corded mouse, no batteries to mess with.

I've not found that to be a big issue. We never turn our mouse off and the battery still lasts 4-5 months. We don't move ours, but I like not having a cord to drag around on the desk top. It works for us. :)

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I have not tried one in several years, they may have improved the battery life a lot since the one I last tried.
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Re: Mouse for laptop

Postby Gary Dotson » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:14 am

I've had several wireless mice over the years, some of them went through a few batteries. The Logitech that I have now has been in service a couple years, never turned off and still using the original battery. I hate mouse cords!

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Re: Mouse for laptop

Postby Denny Clayton » Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:14 am

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:
Ike wrote:
John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:If you use your laptop as a portable, a wireless mouse can be good, but you have to remember to always keep a spare set of batteries handy and turn it off when not in use. If it is always used in the same spot I prefer a corded mouse, no batteries to mess with.

I've not found that to be a big issue. We never turn our mouse off and the battery still lasts 4-5 months. We don't move ours, but I like not having a cord to drag around on the desk top. It works for us. :)

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I have not tried one in several years, they may have improved the battery life a lot since the one I last tried.

John, I think the one I have turns itself off after a period of inactivity and wakes up again if moved.
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