do you use a mouse on your laptop?

Philippines
January 15, 2010 6:16am CST
i've been using my laptop for a long time and ever since i got it i've been using a mouse. i dont often use the track pad because i'm too afraid that i would destroy it by sometimes forgetting that it's soft touch... i even have a silicon cover over the entire keyboard.. i guess my compulsions made my laptop last for a long time.. do you use a mouse on your laptop?
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@arystine (1275)
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
Yes, I use mouse on my laptop. It's easier that way, much much more convenient. I don't use the internal mouse at all, it's so confusing and I'm afraid I might destroy the sensitive pad.
• India
15 Jan 10
i use the track pad instead of a mouse.I find using track pad comfortable..
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
sumehd... it is more convenient, but scary.. it's actually easier for me to get a new mouse than have to repair my laptop...
@checkmail (2042)
• India
16 Jan 10
Hello greenishpurple me too am thinking of using an mouse with working on an laptop as its track pad is really delicate thing.Means am yet getting used to it, its more quicker than ordinary touch screens.Though currently am working on my PC with an wireless mouse, am going to buy one laptop in near future as my online earning increase.But still am trying to get going with the track pad of laptop, Hope would get along with it good or else will be using mouse with it.Anyways keep it up with your participation at mylot, Happy mylotting.
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
yes, i believe it is delicate. i'm just a bit too paranoid that i might ruin the trackpad.. it's better to get a new mouse than to have the entire laptop repaired... thanks for the comment chakmail! happy mylotting!
• China
16 Jan 10
Most of the time, I prefer to use a mouse on my laptop. It is more conventient and faster. The track pad works perfectly but is very inconvenient when using microsoft office programs. I often have a silicon cover over the entire keyboard to protect dusk.
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
yes, i love the feeling of keeping my laptop clean...thanks for commenting chenxiaoyue_713...
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
Hi greenishpurple, even though my laptop has this touch pad I still prefer to used a mouse.Why? I guess I used to it, and I can't really stand using my finger on the touch pad, it really gives me a hard time on it. By using a mouse it all convenient to me. Some times the main problem with touch pad is when my hand or fingers are wet I can't control the cursor, and I really don't want to be grounded. I can tell its easy to used a desktop computer than a laptop, the convenience of laptop is you can used it anywhere you want even with the used of wireless internet. But above all a mouse for a laptop its all worth and we really badly need it for easy access.I like the infrared mouse or the optical mouse rather. I loved to bring an extra mouse when I bring my laptop somewhere, for emergency purpose I guess..
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
yeah, i use the mouse too.. i fortunately do not have sweaty palms... but i dont like to use the trackpad none the less.. i like the idea of just having to replace the mouse if ever i ruin it rather than having to repair the entire laptop....
@kathy714 (129)
• China
16 Jan 10
Yes. I always use a mouse on my laptop for convenience instead of protection of the track pad. It is easier and more efficent for me to work with a mouse. I use the track pad when I travel and I don't carry the mouse.
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
i dont use the mouse when i travel... it's more convenient to use the pad, but if i'm in school, i use the mouse.. thanks for commenting kathy714! happy mylotting!
@janale6 (52)
16 Jan 10
yep! i am using a mouse. because it makes my work faster. i also have a fear like your, like when im pressing the track pad too much. it's better to use the mouse when you're also in a hurry.~
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
yes... and it's easier when i'm playing... ahahaha... thanks for commenting janale6!
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
16 Jan 10
Yes, I still use a mouse for my laptop. I am just not really good at using the finger pointer on the laptop yet. My mouse is connected to the laptop but some of my friends have the wireless optical kind of mouse to use with their laptops. I think the mouse need to have battery for it to work though. So I will stick with my wired mouse.
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
yes, it needs a battery to run.. i have a professor in school who uses an wireless mouse.. it's really easier for me to maneuver with a mouse than the pad.. thanks nijolechu!
@smileonstar (4013)
• United States
15 Jan 10
HI, I use laptop as well and I always use mouse cuz I hate to use computer's mouse... just hard to move around
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
ahahaha, yeah tell me about it! it's so hard to maneuver through the screen with a trackpad.. and it's harder to play games with it... hahaha.. thanks for commenting smileonstar!
@Gladi472 (82)
• Romania
15 Jan 10
I don't use a mouse on my netbook ,I find the touch pad pretty easy to use .
@1rickyme (146)
• India
15 Jan 10
I feel that it depends on the person if he is flexible in using the track pad then he can go with it, but some people will not feel comfortable using the track pad so they prefer using mouse instead of track pad. Me personally don't use any external mouse for my laptop i just use the default pad i feel it comfortable.
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
yes, it really depends on the person... my mom is also a trackpad person, so to speak... thanks for commenting 1rickyme.... happy mylotting!
@adamc151 (479)
15 Jan 10
Most of the time i do use the trackpad because it is so easy to scroll and go back and forward on internet browser. I have a macbook so there are a few cool little tricks to make it easier when using the trackpad. But i also have a mouse that i sometimes use. A while ago my wrist use to start aching i bit or something like that so i decided to get mouse, i still use that quite a lot too :)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I have always used a mouse when ive been on laptop. My reason is more about being able to control things better for working in graphics programs such as gimp and photoshop. I have better control over the curser and also it is much faster for me. Once my mouse broke and I had projects that needed to be done fast, it was horrible disabling feeling having to use the track pad, i couldnt get anything finished!
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
ahahahaha!!! i hear you.. having to use the trackpad while working with photoshop is a total nightmare!!! yes, i can manage work better if i use a mouse instead of the trackpad.. and i'm soooo paranoid that i might ruin the entire laptop just by pressing on the pad too much... it's easier and cheaper to get a new mouse rather than having to repair the entire laptop... thanks good2go2001!
• Indonesia
15 Jan 10
Hi greenishpurple. Yes I have a mouse, but no, I don't use it often. I love using trackpad more. I use my mouse only for playing games. lol. And there's an article i read just a few days ago. It said the electro magnetic pulse a laser mouse transmit, can be dangerous to hour body. Since your hand full of very sensitive nerves. It can bring somekind of syndrome that i dont even ever hear.
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
i have heard of a CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME.. but i heard that you get that from using the keyboard... the part of the palm that rests on the keyboard is a very highly innervated area thus causing the syndrome.. but you get it with using the mouse too??? garsh! i should read on that! thanks for the information pedeadjie! happy mylotting!
@brisk123 (2826)
• India
15 Jan 10
I feel more comfortable when I am using mouse than track pad. I can work faster and it is easier for me to complete my work if I use mouse since I worked mostly on photoshop.
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
yes, using a trackpad when working with photoshop is a total nightmare! it really is more comfortable to use a mouse... ehehhhe... thanks for commenting brisk123..
@akssah (118)
• India
15 Jan 10
Yes i use mouse on laptop. The good thing is that it is comfortable using mouse. And it also prevent track pad.
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
yes, it can really help avoid ruining the track pad.. thanks for commenting on this topic akssah...
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
For short time use, I do not use my mouse on my laptop. But when I intend to use my laptop for quite a time, like the whole day or half day, then I use my mouse. It always depends on how long I use it since I feel more comfortable when there is a mouse. But I can easily manipulate even without using the mouse, probably because I am used to the track pad already.
@mlhuff12 (799)
• United States
15 Jan 10
When my laptop was my only computer I would usually have it on a desk in my room. When I use it their I always use my mouse. In the case that I would bring my laptop to school I would only use the pad because I don't want to have to carry a mouse everywhere when a pad is sufficient for short term use.
@sherwinm (149)
• India
15 Jan 10
HI!! even i have been using my laptop for years but i don't use a mouse. i found little uneasy when i used the trackpad and thought should but a mouse but at last i got used to it without a mouse so i am feeling better this way!! Happy mylotting!!
• United States
15 Jan 10
Hi, I use the track pad on my laptop, it's just easier for me and I enjoy using it more than I would a regular mouse attached to the laptop. I usually sit with it on my lap most of the time when I'm in the living room, watching tv so it's easier. Otherwise I'd have to see at a table or desk and I can't sit in one spot like that for too long lol. I love having a laptop more than when I had a desktop for the pure fact that it has the track pad, I use to think it was hard to use but it's not once you get the hang of it, it's like second nature. I'm always cleaning my laptop to make sure nothing gets in the track pad or keys, I take very good care of it, it's like my baby haha.
@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
Ever since I got this laptop I was not able to bring myself to buy a mouse for myself. I attempted a few times to buy one but never got the chance to because of certain things. If I we're to buy one, I would need a table when I am on my bed and that would add costs to just use a mouse for my laptop. Another reason would be, I want a specific mouse that costs a lot and I thought of buying the more nicer ones instead of buying some plain old working mouse for the sake of having one.
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
i hear you... good mouses (or do we call them mice?? ahahaha... anyway!) cost somewhat more than the cheapo alternatives, but they do last longer... and as for the bed-table thing... i actually use my trackpad when i'm working with my laptop on the bed, but then again that's not very often.. i usually work on the table... but i'm really afraid that i would destroy my trackpad and then have my entire laptop fixed just because i destroyed a little part of it.. just precautionary measures, if you know what i mean... thanks sublime03! happy mylotting!