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Laptop Scroll Wheel

Having the scroll wheel experience with your laptop
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Most of the laptop users carry an additional mouse with them. By adding scroll wheel and double click (2x) button to laptops you not only save energy but also save your time with not being have to plug and unplug each time you use your laptop outside.
Evren, Mar 23 2008

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       But most laptops have a trackpad, surely? If you drag the trackpad with two fingers instead of one, it acts like a scroll wheel, and if you tap it it acts like the mouse button. I think the newer machines have a variety of other "trackpad gestures" for functions like rotate, zoom etc.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 23 2008
  

       Just go to System Preferences > Keyboard and Mouse > Trackpad, and check the box that says "Ignore trackpad when mouse is present"
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 23 2008
  

       Prior to the track pad many laptops did have them.
jhomrighaus, Mar 23 2008
  

       //System Preferences? Not in Control Panel//   

       Hold on - are you using a computer or a Windows PC?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 23 2008
  

       I'm not a mac person but still I don't think that trackpads are same with a mouse's scroll wheel. It may enable you to control the scrollbar and scroll the window vertically but I'm talking about a different thing, experience design: scrolling the wheel with your index or middle finger and be able to click with the other.
Evren, Mar 23 2008
  

       //scrolling the wheel with your index or middle finger and be able to click with the other.// Yes, but you can do that with a trackpad. Even some windows machines seem to have this capability by now.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 23 2008
  

       But you don't roll a wheel, right?
Evren, Mar 23 2008
  

       No, but the finger movement is the same.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 23 2008
  

       [boys] you can also zoom within most applications with option and a two-finger scroll. Moreover, you can zoom the screen itself (regardless of application) with ctrl plus two-finger scroll (depends on how you've set your preferences).
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 23 2008
  

       //Does your toybook offer that option?//   

       UBiwan, let me just check...multiple screens - check. High speeds - check. Dual processors - check. Large graphics file manipulation - check.   

       Still, I expect all those cables and stuff make yours look very impressive.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 23 2008
  

       Oh, only a few then? That's nice.   

       Anyway, I've learned something useful here again - I didn't realize PCs could do graphics these days. It's amazing all the extras you can bolt on to those little holes in the back, isn't it?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 23 2008
  

       Why would you want fire? Surely all those valves generate enough heat to keep anyone warm?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 24 2008
  

       Cooking?! Well done! Much tastier that way, isn't it?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 24 2008
  

       No worries mate. It's vertebrate-specific.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 24 2008
  

       Oh my god, I just wittnessed a "my laptop/Pc is better than yours" pissing contest.   

       And between two people that I had previously harboured not a small ammount of respect for, no less.
Custardguts, Mar 24 2008
  

       How very ninja-like, [Bubba].   

       Engage the enemy, trigger a rapid-fire exchange of blows and feints, then dissapear, deleting all traces of your presence.   

       To an outside observer it looks as if the victim has been fighting with himself.   

       He doesn't look like he's bleeding much, however.
Custardguts, Mar 25 2008
  

       //between two people that I had previously harboured not a small ammount of respect for// [custard], old buddy, I can't speak for UBiwan, but I advise most strongly against having any respect for [MaxwellBuchanan]. He is scurrilous and dastardly. He is also prepared to have a pissing contest with UB over anything. (But, for the record, his laptop is way better than UBiwan's PC).
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 25 2008
  

       That must be a piss de resistance if ever there was one.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 26 2008
  

       I do all my design work using Photoshop/Illustrator running under Linux on a cryogenically overclocked ZX Spectrum. I find I can concentrate better due to the amazingly quiet rubber keys.
wagster, Mar 26 2008
  

       I guess UBiwan does the same - hence the need for the ice.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 26 2008
  

       [wagster] ZX Spectrum! - pah! - I (and my my BBC Micro model 'B') laugh at your ZX Spectrum.
hippo, Mar 26 2008
  

       Three cheers for the BBC Micro Model B - the fastest-booting computer known to mankind. ClickbeepOK.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 26 2008
  

       ...and surely the most expandable machine in the world, with built-in analogue-digital converters so you could plug in real analogue joysticks (for playing "Elite").
hippo, Mar 26 2008
  

       Oh my god - Elite!!!!! Elite!!!!! Captain...Jameson, was it, by default? And the evil Thargoids (??), and trading in narcotics, and the perpetual lack of Alien Goods at any spaceport anywhere....ah, happy days.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 26 2008
  

       ...and everything rendered real-time in fantastic 3-D wireframe in about 32K of RAM (16K of which was taken up by the OS) on a 2MHz 6502 processor...
hippo, Mar 27 2008
  

       Just imagine if software had improved as much as hardware over the last 20 years. We'd all have 3D VR AI RPGs running on a pocket calculator, instead of a talking paperclip that requires a gig of processing.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 27 2008
  
      
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