Author Topic: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?  (Read 760 times)

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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2020, 10:53:55 am »
I disable the pad and use a proper mouse instead.

Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2020, 11:11:39 am »
It doesn't work as a "lap"top then!
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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2020, 12:13:51 pm »
Use a trackball and place it on the arm of your chair then :smug:
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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2020, 01:07:37 pm »
Lenovo Thinkpads. They had left and right buttons from IBM days then stopped for a while but started again after furious customer feedback.

I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2020, 01:23:26 pm »
Interested to see the replies to this. I have always liked Dell laptops and it will be a retrograde step if their recent offerings lack separate left and right buttons.

Incidentally, I've recently bought a stand alone wireless trackpad for improved ergonomics when I'm working from a sofa, but wouldn't want to rely on it full time because it's an extra thing to carry.

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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2020, 01:49:21 pm »
Our Lenovo TP has buttons but then it's been on the go for a long time.
I'm pretty sure the HP laptop I got new at work last year also has buttons.
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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2020, 04:25:36 pm »
HP used to, mine is not that old and has 2 buttons on it.

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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2020, 10:08:24 am »
At work and my HP Elitebook defo has buttons.
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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2020, 10:15:58 am »
Mac! One finger tap left, two-finger tap right. Buttons are for monkeys.
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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2020, 10:28:37 am »
At work and my HP Elitebook defo has buttons.

Yep, mine has 4, 2 above and 2 below the touchpad.  I should really learn how to use them  :-[
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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2020, 11:29:21 am »
My Dell Latitude (7000 series) has 2 lots - a pair in the conventional position and a set of 3 under the keyboard (presumably for the ThinkPad style nipple which it also has). It's just over a year old. I bought it rather than an XPS as it also has proper ports! None of this dongle-for-everything hell.

I don't use the trackpad or buttons mind. Much prefer an external rodent.
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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2020, 11:45:04 am »
My Dell Latitude (7000 series) has 2 lots - a pair in the conventional position and a set of 3 under the keyboard (presumably for the ThinkPad style nipple which it also has).

My work Dell Precision 3520 is the same.

Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2020, 10:20:39 am »
Mac! One finger tap left, two-finger tap right. Buttons are for monkeys.
This is the problem with IT design.  Everyone copies Apple, regardless of whether it makes any ergonomic sense.  Except that one-button mouse, of course, which everyone agreed was silly.
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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2020, 10:50:55 am »
In order for the Mac way to work you need decent trackpads.
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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2020, 11:42:40 am »
Mac! One finger tap left, two-finger tap right. Buttons are for monkeys.
This is the problem with IT design.  Everyone copies Apple, regardless of whether it makes any ergonomic sense.  Except that one-button mouse, of course, which everyone agreed was silly.

One or two-finger taps do make ergonomic sense, of course. It's just that Apple really did excel at trackpad design to support this. The latest iterations with haptic feedback I've not seen matched. I've always had to turn off Dell touchpads immediately and use an external device.
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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2020, 12:38:13 pm »
Mac! One finger tap left, two-finger tap right. Buttons are for monkeys.
This is the problem with IT design.  Everyone copies Apple, regardless of whether it makes any ergonomic sense.  Except that one-button mouse, of course, which everyone agreed was silly.

The last time I had cause to use Miss von Brandenburg's Big Mac she was still using a one-button mouse.  Some people just don't roll with the times ;)

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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2020, 12:50:36 pm »
Apple has still never made a mouse with a visible second button, but anything made in the current geological era has a virtual second button using touch sensor magic of varying levels of annoyingness.

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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2020, 02:04:41 pm »
But they're still physical two-button mouses, you can just click the relevant half of the mouse. Even my G4 Tower c2000 had one, as does the Magic Mouse I'm using right now.

But indeed, they still don't enable the right-click by default.
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Kim

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Re: Does anyone still make laptops with left and right "mouse" buttons?
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2020, 04:33:42 pm »
In order for the Mac way to work you need decent trackpads.

Very much this.

I think we've got an authentic Apple hockey-puck mouse in the "Mice and ergo-bollocks" box...
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