Tips on getting the most out of your mouse!

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Tips on getting the most out of your mouse!

Postby George » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:39 am

I wanted to talk about mice. Specifically those with multiple programable buttons.

There are many choices we have when we write drill, and I even know some people that prefer to use their laptop touch pad over a normal 2-button mouse. If I had to write with the touch pad alone, I’d be screwed. :) I have become so accustomed to using my mouse that if I take my laptop to the coffee shop or library to work and I forget my mouse, I’ll either have to do something else instead or I go all the way back home to get it. I just wouldn’t know what to do. :)

So, knowing that we all have budgets, just like my post on monitors mentioned, this is something I think is worth the investment even if you have to set aside loose change or maybe get a piggy bank out for your “mouse fund”. :) No matter what, I think that having a multi-function mouse can only make things easier in the long run, no matter how complicated or complex it might sound in this thread.

My current mouse of choice is the Logitech MX Revolution. I am planning to upgrade soon to the MX1100 (though many people say the Revo is better... I don’t think so, the 1100 is more comfortable), but for now this mouse is perfect. I just wish it had 3 more buttons on it. :)

The MX Revolution is like any mouse with the left and right click that you don’t change for anything related to Pyware. But with the logitech setpoint driver software (or I think the Mac version is control center?), it allows you to program ALL of the buttons to whatever you would like. This is where the fun begins and the drill writing/editing kicks into high gear!

There are NINE (9) other buttons on the mouse that I programed with shortcuts and these are the reasons I depend on it.

I have changed the shortcuts every now and then but I have been with my current setup all summer long and have been very satisfied with the speed and efficiency that a normal work day consists of.

My current shortcuts used on the mouse are as illustrated in this image:

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At first glance, I know it might look kinda confusing or funny. :) But after many experiments and trying out different shortcuts with different buttons, this is perfectly natural to me now.

Going through days of working, editing, deleting transition, selecting performers, knife/glue, saving files... all of it is now at the tip of my fingers with this mouse and it makes for not only easier access to those commands but it saves time in going up to the tool bar every single time or to the keyboard to type the shortcut. I still have several keyboard shortcuts I use, but none of them are as common as those I have and use on my mouse.

So - I know some people prefer using just a regular simple two-button mouse with scroll wheel... or that’s all you can afford. That's totally understandable. It’s also possible that you didn’t realize you could program shortcuts into your extra buttons if you have one with even the horizontal scroll function (L to R) on the scroll wheel. If you’re not sure about programming shortcuts on the mouse buttons, just check out your mouse properties on your system and experiment. But I would highly recommend looking into trying out a mouse that has multiple programable buttons and experimenting a bit. :)
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Re: Tips on getting the most out of your mouse!

Postby cavalier81 » Wed May 19, 2010 6:46 pm

George,
So how do you setup the mouse shortcut in pyware? I'm on a imac
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Re: Tips on getting the most out of your mouse!

Postby cavalier81 » Wed May 19, 2010 10:05 pm

Nevermind.... figured it out.

HAPPY WRITING ALL!!!!!!
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Re: Tips on getting the most out of your mouse!

Postby George » Wed May 26, 2010 3:58 am

I assume you got it... hope it's working for ya. :)

Sorry, I usually check posts on here more often, but it's been a busy past week for me.

I was actually going to post a follow up in regards to another device I started using this past winter to help speed up my productivity even more, but I will have to wait until at least next week until I have time.
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Re: Tips on getting the most out of your mouse!

Postby jasonflord25 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:14 am

Thanks for sharing great post.
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Re: Tips on getting the most out of your mouse!

Postby cavalier81 » Sun May 21, 2017 8:54 pm

What can I help you with.
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