Microsoft adds mice with Windows Button

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Microsoft is releasing the Sculpt Comfort Mouse and the Sculpt Mobile Mouse, the company's very first mice with a dedicated Windows button. The $39.95 Sculpt Comfort Mouse has a blue touch sensitive a...

    Microsoft adds mice with Windows Button
     
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    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    Microsoft continue to make no sense to me at all.
     
  3. Mr.Bigtime

    Mr.Bigtime Ancient Guru

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    very useful. i already use mouse 4 button as windows button.
     
  4. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Microsoft. Go home.
     

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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    You're drunk Microsoft, go home.

    But it's not a horrible idea at least...
     
  6. Major Melchett

    Major Melchett Ancient Guru

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    Sort of the same with me, I have my Naga hex 5 button (back middle) mapped for it. I actually use it quite a bit.
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    On the one with the blue side button (in this article), it also has touch scrolling. You slide your thumb down and it opens the side app bar, and you slide it up to scroll through them.
     
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  7. Veeshush

    Veeshush Maha Guru

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    As if I don't already mistakingly hit the Windows Key enough when I meant to hit CRTL or ALT.

    Still loving my G9x.
     
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    What!!!...Just put it back where it was:bang:
     
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    They took it from windows and stuck it on a mouse..... ?

    Well, at least we know where it is now
     
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  11. Extraordinary

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    Tapes mouse to corner of LCD
     
  12. airbud7

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    Hey yea^ touchscreen....
     
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    As if the windows key was not already annoying enough.
     
  14. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    Great. Now I can hit THAT windows key instead of the one on my keyboard. I'll probably be hitting it all the time when I'm gaming and then throw the mouse out of the window. No thanks MS.
     
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    Does it require an always-on camera that can see in the dark to function?
     

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    Yep^...but you can always put tape over it...
     
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    Or do what i did with my last keyboard and pop out the win key from the keyboard so as not to hit it anymore. Though these days i use it quite a bit since i got into keyboard shorcuts thanks to my brief time with windows 8
     
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    As you need that key for shortcuts and it's used quite a lot in Win8, this sounds like a nice idea. If you are a hardcore gamer you would not be looking this kind of mouse anyways.

    Hitting Windows key on keyboard by accident while gaming... I still have not pressed it by accident with my SteelSeries 7G, hehe :)

    Would be nice to see a mice from MS which would compete with the VM4 from Evoluent... http://www.evoluent.com/vm4r.htm I would be interested in that.
     
  19. sykozis

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    bad positioning on the sculpt comfort mouse.... My thumb would be resting on that spot....
     
  20. TheDeeGee

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    That's why i enabled Gaming Mode on my G710+, so whenever i click the Windows Key by mistake nothing happens.
     

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