Which do you prefer: Laptop mouse / optical mouse?

Philippines
January 28, 2010 4:37am CST
So which ones do you prefer? The laptop mouse, or the conventional optical mouse? Personally it depends on my purpose. If I'm just going to type (like this one), I don't mind using the laptop mouse. However, when harvesting my crops in Farmville, I don't think the laptop mouse is advisable, so I use the optical mouse instead. =) But I just got used to the optical mouse and I use it in my laptop =) How about you? Which do you prefer and why? =)
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@scififan43 (2437)
• United States
31 Jan 10
I like to use the standared mouse. I have a laptop and I must use my touchpad to move the curier. I do miss the mouse and the desktop computer I once had. it was too old and out of date so I now only use my laptop. I like using the mouse becase I can keep my hand and finger on it as to where I have to move my had and fingers on the touchpad and it is stay there it can mess up my work on the computer.
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
Thanks for responding scififan take care and God bless you ;)
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
I agree too :) thanks scififan43 and God bless ;)
• United States
6 Feb 10
Ur welcome.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
14 Feb 10
I am okay with both kinds but, if it requires a lot of detail, I think a mouse would be better than that of a touch pad that most laptops would have just under the its keyboard. It would be hard for me to do some editing in an image if I was just using a touch pad. I think a mouse is really essential for most of the things I use with the computer.
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
Mind you, my friend is very good in editing images using only the touchpad. I think we can do that too if we only take time to practice. Hehe. :) But I think it's such a waste of time when you can use the optical mouse instead. Thanks for responding to my discussions and God bless. X
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
I guess your friend happens to have a very nice precision with the touchpad. I just happen to have more efficiency with a mouse. Depends on how well you can use both to consider if time is really wasted. Your welcome
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@mzz663 (2773)
• United States
2 Feb 10
I like using the optical mouse but every time I let my kids use my laptop, they prefer to use the one on the laptop. I think I can do things quicker with an otical, they think its faster with the built in mousepad. I guess it all depends on how we learned. Maybe I am just 'old school'
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• Philippines
2 Feb 10
Of course you're not!! I prefer the conventional mouse too ;)
@mzz663 (2773)
• United States
2 Feb 10
Awww....thankies!!
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• Bangladesh
30 Jan 10
Well friend! I like conventional optical mouse most as I feel more free working with this one than the laptop mouse. Moreover, I've seen many people who feels comfortable in working with an additional optical mouse attached with their laptops. Doesn't it prove that the optical mouses are more useful for working on a PC.:-)
• Philippines
31 Jan 10
I agree faridmadeabillion ;) take care and God bless you
• Bangladesh
31 Jan 10
Thanks a lot for your support, my dear friend. :-)
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@verabear (797)
• Philippines
30 Jan 10
You got it right, it definitely depends on the situation. One consideration would be your location. If I was on the sofa and just surfing the net or doing word processing, I don't mind the laptop mouse. But if I was on a proper desk or table and there's room enough, I'd plug in an optical mouse even if I was just doingt the same things I mentioned. Now, the only time I hate laptop mouse is when I need to work on my photos and stuff. It's difficult to manipulate stuff with just the laptop mouse. but that's just me :)
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• Philippines
31 Jan 10
Some people can edit photos excellently through the laptop mouse/ touch pad. I just can't figure out how they'd do that.. :) thanks for the response verabear and God bless ;D
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
31 Jan 10
You're welcome :) Good for them for mastering the laptop mouse. I guess if you use it often enough, you can really do a lot with it. I mainly use a PC and only occasionaly use a laptop so no wonder I am not at ease with their built in mouse :)
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• China
30 Jan 10
most of the time, i use the optical mouse, becasue i'm used to using it for a long time. maybe only when i use my laptop on the bed, and no place to put the optical mouse, then i'll use the laptop mouse.hehe...
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• Philippines
31 Jan 10
Thanks for the response yolanda ;) and God bless you
• China
1 Feb 10
u'r welcome. God bless u too.
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@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
28 Jan 10
i also prefer handheld mouse with a laptop mouse. i can work without a mouse with a laptop, if like you said, just encoding or typing. but there are some task that you can't really work with, without a handheld mouse. i once go to facebook and rearrange my pictures. but when i was trying to move one picture from the bottom, trying to get it to the top, the picture scrolls down, instead of up. but when i use a handheld or optical mouse, i did it fine.
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• Philippines
29 Jan 10
I agree neildc, but you know what my friend can even edit images from Photoshop using only a touchpad =) I guess it's just a matter of practice :) Believe it or not while responding to posts in this discussion i practice myself using touchpad =)
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Jan 10
i agree, if we really want to use the touchpad, all we have to do is practice with patience.
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@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
28 Jan 10
I definitely would prefer the handheld mouse over the laptop mouse because it's much easier to navigate. The laptop mouse can really slow me down especially when I'm trying to drag something. :)
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• Philippines
28 Jan 10
I agree theresaaiza =) However I'm just amazed by some people who can even edit a photo in Photoshop using the laptop mouse =) hahah..
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
29 Jan 10
Oh I can (a little bit)! Although not as good as using the handheld mouse. It takes a lot of practice.
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• Pamplona, Spain
4 Feb 10
Hiya cecillecarmela, Optical Mouse is my favourite I don´t much care for the other and I don´t use a laptop at the moment either. To write and surf I use the optical mouse much more practical for me.
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
Hahaha I agree optical mouse is the most practical. If you'd observe most responders here prefer optical mouse :) Take care and God bless, sorry it took a long time for me to respond back. X
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
30 Jan 10
It depends. If I'm just surfing the web then I use the mouse that is built into the laptop. However, if it were for something like games then I'd want to use an optical mouse instead. I have to admit that it took some getting used to with the one on the laptop, but now I have no problems with it when it comes to using it for most things. And I especially like not having to worry about having to use an external mouse as it can take up additional space. Space which may not be easily available making it more troublesome when it comes to using a laptop, at least by what I've noticed. It's just as well that I don't use an optical mouse with my laptop as my special needs child is fascinated by them and would probably take it from me anyway. LOL Happy mylotting!
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• Philippines
31 Jan 10
Thanks sacmom and happy mylotting too :D
@tarapot (144)
• Philippines
30 Jan 10
I prefer to use an optical mouse because it is grabby and I am comfortable using it other than the Laptop mouse. Maybe because I am already used to it. And you are right, it is really hard to harvest if you are only using the Laptop mouse.
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• Philippines
31 Jan 10
Thanks tarapot ;) take care and God bless :D
@aulius111 (332)
• Australia
30 Jan 10
Always optical for me. The laptop mouse is just to slow to use and the optical mouse you don't have to move your hand so much. Probably good for your hand's muscles, nerves and such too.
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• Philippines
31 Jan 10
Well yes, you have a point :) hahaha.. at least it's the computer addicts mode of exercise :) haha.. take care and God bless ;)
@K46620 (1995)
• United States
29 Jan 10
I prefer an optical mouse for sure.
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• Philippines
30 Jan 10
Thanks for the response friend, take care and God bless you ;D
• United States
29 Jan 10
I prefer the conventional optical mouse, like you that's the one I'm use to. Even got one for a little extra. I can use the laptop toggle stick, or the touch pad; just not good with either one.
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• Philippines
30 Jan 10
Thanks for responding robertjvan ;) take care and God bless
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
29 Jan 10
I use the optical mouse with my laptop. This is the one I prefer. It makes it easier on me. I do not like to use the laptop pad, I get angry because it does not seem to want to do what I want it to. Happy posting.
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• Philippines
30 Jan 10
Thanks again jezzmay ;) take care and God bless
@my125125 (821)
• Malaysia
29 Jan 10
I prefer using optical mouse, I feel that it more smooth to use. I do not like to using laptop mouse, it always make me make some mistake when I using it, so I don't like it, may be I am a little rude with it.
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
Haha like you I'm not also good with the touchpad but I know it just takes a lot of practice ;)
@atleya (947)
• Indonesia
29 Jan 10
Hi, I think I prefer to use conventional optical mouse, it is more comfortable for me to work with optical mouse. Have a nice weekend. Best wishes,
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• Philippines
30 Jan 10
Thanks for the response atleya, take care and God bless ;)
@agito121 (177)
• United Arab Emirates
29 Jan 10
It depends on the situation if i needed to play a game online or offline i would need a optical mouse, if would be better to play it on the desktop than the laptop, But if i was stuck with a laptop i wouldnt really feel comfortable using the built in mouse because it's slow, i feel really lazy just trying to move it inch by inch and its not sesitive enough that it moves fast so i dont like it. So if i had a choice, Optical mouse is the way to go!
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
Thanks agito, take care and God bless ;)
@magsun (7)
• China
29 Jan 10
how do you think about the track point device not touch pad on laptop ? I was told that it's more easier for user to move the mouse pointer on the screen freely. so have a try this one, it's good for you all .
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• Philippines
29 Jan 10
Thanks magsun, take care and God bless =)
@lindiebiz (1013)
• Canada
29 Jan 10
I prefare the optical mouse. Laptop mouses are very uncomfortable for me.
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• Philippines
29 Jan 10
Thanks lindiebiz, take care and God bless you =)