are there any notebooks with mouse-sticks?
noc at hdk5.net
Thu Sep 10 03:27:13 UTC 2009
Gary Kline wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 02:50:01PM -1000, Al Plant wrote:
>> Chad Perrin wrote:
>>> On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 02:08:36PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
>>>> I'm looking for a small computer, 7-10" screen that has a ThinkPad-like
>>>> to act as the mouse. Pref'ly, no touch-pad. The ASUS and just about
>>>> every other
>>>> notebook-size device has this kind of scratch-n-sniff pad; unfortunately,
>>>> it looks
>>>> as tho my palm would go there. (I *did* see a separate mouse [and other
>>>> for the EEE; that might be a work around.)
>>> I sympathize with your desire for a trackpoint (instead of a touchpad),
>>> and this is one reason I keep getting ThinkPads for my laptops.
>>> Unfortunately, I don't know of any "netbooks" that come with trackpoints.
>>> I hope you get an answer on this list so I'll get one as well (with the
>>> obvious preference for FreeBSD, or at least *some* BSD Unix,
>> Aloha Gary,
>> The HP Mini 1000 has a pad and it is not good. If I accidentally brush
>> it with a finger it acts as a click same as the mouse buttons do. I
>> think this is a terrible feature. ( No way to kill it either I checked.
>> )I thought it was because I have large hands, but Julie has trouble too
>> so she brought out a USB wireless logitech mouse from her stash of stuff
>> and it works fine.
> Aloha Al [and Chad also],
> I fat-finger any of these mico-telephone keys[!]; it's worse yet if
> my finger spasms or even twitches. Really, with one hand, my hand
> has to go smack in the middle of these small computers. Which is
> where the touch pads are according to the pix.
> Are you saying that you can use your HP with the wireless mouse and
> still miss the pad most of the time?
> I checked out the ASUS extras, including the mouse and optical drive.
> Anybody on-list know if the EE touchpad can be completely disabled
> via the hardware setup/config?
>> Good Luck...
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I dont use the keypad at all. Keys and Mouse only.
The HP Mini touchpad is centered below the keyboard, but the keyboard
had regular sized keys which is good. I think if you have a wireless
mouse on any of them you could cover the touchpad with something like
card stock or plastic so the pressure or proximity of a hand would not
set it off.
It is really bad that you cant turn off the feature that causes the
false clicks etc.
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