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Default 09-10-2009, 01:57 PM

I used to have a regular sized Dell laptop and just bought a new 1011 mini. It's got Ubuntu 8.04 and I am trying to figurer out how to get my Targus PAKP003 wireless mouse/keypad combo to work.

Any ideas?? I plug it into the USB port, but it doesn't recognize it. I'm not familiar with this operating system.

It worked fine on my other laptop, but it had WinXP.

any help would be great!

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Default 09-10-2009, 06:12 PM

The new Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX looks awesome

Although it is rather pricey


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Default 09-10-2009, 06:23 PM

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The new Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX looks awesome

Although it is rather pricey
And utter rubbish if you're left handed.


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Default 09-10-2009, 07:06 PM

i picked up a microsoft arc mouse this week and i love it. it folds up real small for storage, but feels nice in your hand when unfolded. i wish the dongle was as small as the logitech one, but i don't use it all the time so it's not a big deal.


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Default 09-10-2009, 07:23 PM

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And utter rubbish if you're left handed.
True, Logitech mice do favor righties...

Thank God I am only a left when writing and eating... but I am righty for everything else!!


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Default 09-10-2009, 07:25 PM

I'm ambidexterous for mousing and shooting, but I prefer my left hand. If I walk up to a computer and the mouse is on the right side, I don't move it, I just keep it on the left at home and at my work desk.

Now, as for reversing the buttons, I'm the freak -- I'm lefty and I *don't* change them.


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Default 09-10-2009, 08:03 PM

I am somewhat ambidextrous when it comes to using a mouse... but I definitely prefer my right hand, by far. I have used my right hand much much more so I am naturally more accurate.

Also, I usually keep my left hand rested near the keyboard for quick access to hotkeys and keyboard shortcuts!


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Default 09-10-2009, 08:29 PM

The Anywhere Mouse MX is pretty much symmetrical, except for the side buttons. It isn't like the MX Revolution I use on my desktop which is absolutely right-handed. In overall shape it seems very similar to the VX Nano, but I am uncertain how big it is.


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Default 09-10-2009, 08:40 PM

In the photo I saw, it doesnt look 100% symmetrical. Need more shots to tell for sure.

Either way, I ain't payin' $80 for a mouse. That's alot of bourbon.


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Default 09-10-2009, 08:43 PM

That is why you wait for a SlickDeal the mouse is new, so SlickDeals will probably not have any deals posted on the mouse for a while... but still

And the mouse does look comparable in size to the VX Nano... I think it is supposed to "take its place". It looks relatively symmetrical too (almost perfectly symmetrical). The only annoyance would be clicking the "thumb" buttons


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