But despite its large, clunky appearance, this mouse has it all. Have you read the geekhack TOS lately? You can always change your theme. So far I’ve only used my rebuilt FX on a Windows 7 system, and it looks like i am down a mouse button, with the red button doing nothing and the middle button doing scroll duty. The overall shape and the size and placement of the ball are very similar.

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Trackballs that I have known and loved: A history in hardware

Logitech discontinued this mouse a long time ago due to a lawsuit with someone marblle owned the patent to a “trackball controller which is operated with the fingers and the thumb simultaneously”, which is a shame because this is arguably the most unique mouse ever invented.

Actually, my most favourite input device is a trackball – I purchased a Logitech TrackMan Marble FX a long time ago, and used it for years. I’m struggling to find one, I’ve found plenty for keyboards, though.

The placement of the third mouse button makes using the auto-scroll extremely convenient and I almost prefer it to a modern scroll wheel now. Advanced search wanna switch? Infinity Flex display specs revealed. Kensington Slimblade Trackball Mouse – This one really is what the name implies, a device which can be used as either a trackball or a mouse.

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It uses a specially finished ball and travkman optical sensor to read the movement, providing much better precision while eliminating all moving parts other trac,man the ball itself. One other note about the manufacturing of this trackball, and possible differences over time. But it turns out to be a mixed blessing, because making very small movements with with the touch-sensitive surface is actually not very easy. It was still enough to make one ponder. You know, for testing at least.


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Oh, and of course the cord is gone, and the bulky cordless receiver as used by the earlier Logitech models has finally been replaced by a nice little nano-dongle receiver. Logitech Trackmaan Optical TrackMan – This was my all-time favorite trackball until recently, and in my opinion it is one of the best trackballs ever designed.

Now from what I understand, no one has gotten this to work, or nowhere I’ve read anywhere, but I’m sure that if anyone know, it’s a fellow GHer. Are your eyes bleeding? Logitech Computer Webcams Logitech B I recall seeing a huge table listing compatibility of devices and receivers once. No, it’s not easy. The left and right buttons are quite ttrackman, and work as expected.

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A bunch of people have downloaded that sketch but there are no comments. Have you read trackmaj geekhack TOS lately? The buttons still work exactly as they did in mouse mode. Beneath the dirt — caked and wedged between every crack imaginable — I found nothing but a corroded mess.


Kensington Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball – First, calling this one “mobile” is a bit of a stretch in my opinion, considering the size of it compared to the Thumbelina and Voyager. I’m not sure, but I think this might be so that you can distinguish the scroll buttons from the scroll wheel, because the wheel itself actually generates events for button 4 and 5 as well. The voyager has three buttons positioned around the ball.

Logitech TrackMan Voyager – In some ways this was the next generation of the Thumbelina, because you could easily hold it in your hand and roll the ball with your trackkman. I had always used mice, but I recently made the transition to a Logitech Marble Mouse trackball at home. When I press the button the curser jumps mable and left and when I released it, the curser jumps further left. Nor will I optically optimize this device, even if I had the knowledge and ability to do so, which I sorely lack.

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Man, trackballs, those were the days! Overall it is a pretty nice trackball, and I still use it from time to time when I need to grab one quickly for something, such as when the Logitech Unifying receiver isn’t recognized properly.

I am still using my Marble FX