Mousepads: Do we need to coexist with them?

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  1. Wilynn

    Wilynn TPF Noob!

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    I met someone who said that they never use a mousepad with their Logitech MX 600 Cordless Laser mouse.

    Wow, is that possible?

    He said that he has a desk that he keeps clean and polished slick as an ice rink, and so, I guess, that's how he gets by without using a mouse?

    Hey I've always used a mouse, ALWAYS. Is it really possible to forego the use of a mouse? I have to wonder if it would cause the mouse to wear out sooner or cause any other problem.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Sounds like maybe he still does use a mouse, just not the pad...

    I use a mouse pad, although my mouse would work fine without one - I just like the feel of it. If I had a better desk, I might not use it.
     
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    I'm too used to mouse pads :p could go with out one
     
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    I still prefer a mousepad for most situations but a laser mouse (not optical) will track on just about any surface.
     
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    I have a wireless laser mouse on my file/media server, it just doesn't need a mouse pad.
     
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    I don't even use a mouse, I use my pen tablet for everything.
     
  7. Wilynn

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    Hey thanks for settling this issue. I never knew the difference between an optical and laser mouse.

    The very last sentence found in the link below verifies the ability of a laser mouse to function without a mousepad.

    Ask the Editors: How are laser and optical mice different? - CNET Reviews
     
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    No, we need to coexist with the penguins


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  9. Wilynn

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    That table in the picture would go just great with a laser mouse nullifying the need for a mousepad, Battou. Your penguin could use the slick surface - all 100% of it - to skate on.
     
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    Even my optical mouse works perfectly on my desk. I don't use a mousepad, but I keep it handy incase my desk has some dirt on it which grinds as the mouse tracks over it. The quick fix is to grab the mousepad until I can be bothered to clean the desk.
     
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    No, I think I'll stick to the pad and optical mouse (Normally), this desk is impossible to keep clean because it ain't my desk.
     
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    I've never had a problem with an optical mouse on my desk even when it is dirty...
     

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