Have you tried using a touch pad? Which is best mouse or touch pad?

United States
January 25, 2008 4:14pm CST
Me, I tried using touchpad once when I was still working for my teachers. It was during my college years. But I would it it not convenience to use so after one day I ask them to have a usb for mouse. It is really hard to scroll using touch paid especially if you are new to it. if you were to ask, what would you suggest, a touch pad or mouse?
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
26 Jan 08
What is a touch pad? I hadn't heard of it until now other than for laptop computers. I have a wireless mouse and keyboard though. I am using a regular mouse pad to move my mouse on.
@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
26 Jan 08
Its that small space, sometimes infront of the laptop's keyboard, where you use your fingers to move the pointer if a mouse isn't available.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I thought that weas what it was, but wasn't sure about it. Thank you for clarifying it for me. I appreciate it.
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@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
26 Jan 08
No problem. I'm glad to help and that I was right on something ^_^ By the way, if you don't like to push those buttons close to the touch pad, you could always double-tap the touch pad instead of pushing the left button to activate icons or links in case your web browsing. ^_^
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
27 Jan 08
Most of my work is highly computer-intensive, so I have 3 pointing devices active at one time. The first is a Logitech wireless recharegeable optical mouse for my left hand. For the right I use a small candy apple red optical travel mouse. In the middle, under a slide out tray just behind my keyboard, I have a Wacom Intuos Intuos 3 graphics tablet. Four, actually, because my computer has a built-in 2 x 3 " touch pad, which I only use on occasion. It has a scroll area that comes in handy once in a while, though, as scrolling repetitively with the mice can make my thumbs sore after a while.
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• Philippines
26 Jan 08
I`ve tried using touchpad also with my sister`s laptop, I wasn`t able to do my job as fast as I can when i am using the mouse so I used the mouse instead of the touchpad. It`s much easier and more convenient for me that way. I think it will take me awhile to get used to the touchpad since I don`t really use it.
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@musicman6 (2368)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Well, my friend introduced me to the i-pen, and I really liked it! I am going to buy one and use it! I'm not familiar with the touchpad, so I don't know what it is like! Although I plan on buying a laptop, and they have the touchpad on it!
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
26 Jan 08
When we were visiting my brother-in-law and his wife in British Columbia, their duaghter had a laptop with a touch pad. I wanted to check my email and I could not use the touchpad, I would press it wrong, so I prefer to have a mouse attached to the computer. It is much easier for me to use and I can practice using the touchpad when I am not connected to the internet.
@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
26 Jan 08
If your just going to do a quick browse, a touch pad ain't that difficult to have. If your going to be more technical like using applications like Adobe PhotoShop, you'd certainly need a mouse or better if you have a Graphic Tablet along with a pen ^_^
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@anapoc (16)
• Latvia
26 Jan 08
If you just browse internet and want to lay in bed, then touchpad, becouse most of funcions can be done with keyboard. If You need to work quickly, scroll much, visit many webpages, play games, write documents, etc., then mouse and I would use USB mouse, not wireless.
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
25 Jan 08
I tried using a friends touchpad and I just couldn't handle it, it stressed me out somewhat, it was almost like i just didn't have any control so when i use her computer i have to have a mouse plugged into it...
• Philippines
5 Feb 08
i used to prefer using a mouse before, because it's easier to control. but then i notiched how my wrists would hurt after long use. so i switched to a trackball. it's like a mouse-only you don't have to require to much wrists movement. just use ur fingers to move the ball attached to it. that was then when i was using a desktop pc. but now i am using a lapton and it has a touchpad attached to it. i thought it would be very difficult to go about my task using a touchpad coz im not able to control it much. but then i got used to it already, but if i had a choice i'll definitely switch back to a trackball.