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A computer mouse with the most common standard features: two buttons and a scroll wheel, which can also act as a third button
.In computing, a mouse (plural mice, mouses, or mouse devices.^ Solve painful, cold mouse hand problems with infrared healing heated computer devices .
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^ There are USB computer mice, mouse pads and keyboard pads creating an energy-efficient and cost-effecive source of infrared heat for our cold computer hands.
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^ The other two infrared heated computer devices by ValueRays are USB connected and fit perfectly inside the Mouse Hand Warmer blanket.
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) is a pointing device that functions by detecting two-dimensional motion relative to its supporting surface. .Physically, a mouse consists of an object held under one of the user's hands, with one or more buttons.^ To read more about the Mouse Hand Warmer products, visit http://www.igmproducts.com/ .
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^ One winner will receive a Mouse Hand Warmer from IGM Products .
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^ Computer users can get help with cold hands by using infrared heat computer gadgets; an infrared heat warm mouse, heated mouse pad and heated computer keyboard pad.
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.It sometimes features other elements, such as "wheels", which allow the user to perform various system-dependent operations, or extra buttons or features can add more control or dimensional input.^ That might explain Tog’s results – from casual use, it seems to me that the gratuitous extra Cmd modifier requires more monkey-fingering while keyboarding on the Mac as compared to other systems.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ In rare cases, cold hands can be caused by more serious problems such as heart disease, arthritic disorders, or diseases that affect the circulatory system, but these causes are generally associated with other symptoms.
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^ Your user name and password are personal to you and you may not allow any others to use your user name or password under any circumstances.
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The mouse's motion typically translates into the motion of a cursor on a display, which allows for fine control of a Graphical User Interface.
The name mouse, originated at the Stanford Research Institute, derives from the resemblance of early models (which had a cord attached to the rear part of the device, suggesting the idea of a tail) to the common mouse.[1]
The first marketed integrated mouse – shipped as a part of a computer and intended for personal computer navigation – came with the Xerox 8010 Star Information System in 1981. However, the mouse remained relatively obscure until the appearance of the Apple Macintosh; in 1984 PC columnist John C. Dvorak ironically commented on the release of this new computer with a mouse: “There is no evidence that people want to use these things.”[2][3]
.A mouse now comes with most computers and many other varieties can be bought separately.^ Cold mouse hand and cold computer hand problems are an all year round situation for many people who suffer from poor circulatory conditions to the extremities -- cold hands & cold fingers.
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^ Many people suffer from hand and arm injuries due to overusing the computer mouse hand and keyboard hands.
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^ Now, we promote the use of USB heated gadgets to use with the Mouse Hand Warmer® -- a heated computer mouse, a heated mouse pad and a heated keyboard wrist pad.
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Etymology and plural

The first known publication of the term "mouse" as a pointing device is in Bill English's 1965 publication "Computer-Aided Display Control".[4]
.The Compact Oxford English Dictionary (third edition) and the fourth edition of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language endorse both computer mice and computer mouses as correct plural forms for computer mouse.^ There are USB computer mice, mouse pads and keyboard pads creating an energy-efficient and cost-effecive source of infrared heat for our cold computer hands.
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^ Labels: american made , cold computer hand , cold mouse hand , computer mouse , made in america , made in usa forever , mouse blanket , mouse hand warmer blanket .
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.Some authors of technical documents may prefer either mouse devices or the more generic pointing devices.^ There are certainly applications that are more efficient through the keyboard, some through the mouse, and some through both.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ I use some shortcuts for the actions I perform more often (no more than 10, I think), and my mouse for everything else.
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^ Generally, I would prefer that the first few F keys change what window or panel or dialog or field has focus, making them quick replacements for the mouse.
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The plural mouses treats mouse as a "headless noun."
.Two manuals of style in the computer industry – Sun Technical Publication's Read Me First: A Style Guide for the Computer Industry and Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications from Microsoft Press – recommend that technical writers use the term mouse devices instead of the alternatives.^ There's no need to use the computer with a cold mouse hand ever again.
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^ The USB infrared heated, warm computer mouse is an efficient way to stay warm by using energy generated from the computer.
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^ ValueRays heated computer gadgets and mouse hand warmers connect to the computer using an USB port.
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Technologies

Early mice

.Douglas Engelbart at the Stanford Research Institute invented the first mouse prototype in 1963[5] with the assistance of his colleague Bill English.^ The computer mouse was invented about 40 years ago by Douglas Engelbart.
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.Engelbart never received any royalties for it, as his patent ran out before it became widely used in personal computers.^ You can choose to opt-out of certain such uses as described in the " Opting-Out of Certain Uses of Personal Information " Section above.
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^ The loss of the use of a person's computer mouse hand due to arthritis and poor circulation can make everyday computer tasks painful and dreadful.
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^ I conducted a 4 week study using a mouse hand warmer blanket, an infrared heated mouse and infrared heated mouse pad with a person who suffers with arthritis and poor circulation of the computer mouse hand.
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[6]
.The invention of the mouse was just a small part of Engelbart's much larger project, aimed at augmenting human intellect.^ Leave a small opening at center top that is just wide enough to fit your mouse through.
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^ Refactoring (which you should probably be spending as much time on as coding) even works better with a mouse for the most part--as does any selection-based task, .
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[7]
Eleven years earlier, the Royal Canadian Navy had invented the trackball using a Canadian five-pin bowling ball as a user interface for their DATAR system.[8]
.Several other experimental pointing-devices developed for Engelbart's oN-Line System (NLS) exploited different body movements – for example, head-mounted devices attached to the chin or nose – but ultimately the mouse won out because of its simplicity and convenience.^ Because the front of the blanket is made from a netted material, it won’t interfere with the optical connection from your mouse to your computer.
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^ The other two infrared heated computer devices by ValueRays are USB connected and fit perfectly inside the Mouse Hand Warmer blanket.
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^ Because of this unique ability to generate heat upon contact, infrared systems can be used to produce heat for different zones.
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.The first mouse, a bulky device (pictured) used two gear-wheels perpendicular to each other: the rotation of each wheel translated into motion along one axis.^ Well, in all honesty, the first one is fine, but after about 10 cycles of ctrl+c and ctrl+v, I'm screaming for my mouse (or my reprogrammable gamepad).
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^ Pictures of the first mouse illustrate a small wooden box filled with techie guts.
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^ Use the two heated items inside the Mouse Hand Warmer® blanket pouch and insulated infrared heat creates the perfect mouse hand environment.
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.Engelbart received patent US3541541 on November 17, 1970 for an "X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System".[9] At the time, Engelbart envisaged that users would hold the mouse continuously in one hand and type on a five-key chord keyset with the other.^ So, after 15 years of operating an ecommerce business with cold hands, I decided to address the cold mouse hand problem and invented the one & only Mouse Hand Warmer® blanket pouch.
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^ The Mouse Hand Warmer is a nice way to tell your employees you care about them, and at the same time show your commitment to energy-efficiency.
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^ Your mouse hand will be warmer in no time with the Mouse Hand Warmer ($19.95): It's like a fleece blanket for your hand!
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[10] The concept was preceded in the 19th century by the telautograph, which also anticipated the fax machine.

Mechanical mouse devices

Mechanical mouse, shown with the top cover removed
Operating an opto-mechanical mouse.
1: moving the mouse turns the ball.
2: X and Y rollers grip the ball and transfer movement.
3: Optical encoding disks include light holes.
4: Infrared LEDs shine through the disks.
5: Sensors gather light pulses to convert to X and Y vectors.
.Bill English, builder of Engelbart's original mouse,[11] invented the ball mouse in 1972 while working for Xerox PARC.^ The computer mouse was invented about 40 years ago by Douglas Engelbart.
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[12] The ball-mouse replaced the external wheels with a single ball that could rotate in any direction. It came as part of the hardware package of the Xerox Alto computer. .Perpendicular chopper wheels housed inside the mouse's body chopped beams of light on the way to light sensors, thus detecting in their turn the motion of the ball.^ We inserted inside the mouse hand warmer blanket pouch an USB heated mouse and USB heated mouse pad to generate heat inside the blanket pouch housing.
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.This variant of the mouse resembled an inverted trackball and became the predominant form used with personal computers throughout the 1980s and 1990s.^ The USB infrared heated, warm computer mouse is an efficient way to stay warm by using energy generated from the computer.
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^ ValueRays heated computer gadgets and mouse hand warmers connect to the computer using an USB port.
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^ Hand Therapy: 10 Reasons to Use a Heated Mouse If you or someone you know suffers with cold hand pain associated with computer use, this article is for you.
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.The Xerox PARC group also settled on the modern technique of using both hands to type on a full-size keyboard and grabbing the mouse when required.^ Cold computer hands make it difficult to use the computer mouse and the computer keyboard.
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^ Each item when used separately serve the cold mouse hand purpose, and when used together, the three items keep warmth and heat insulated inside the blanket pouch.
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^ The Mouse Hand Warmer looks attractive on your desk top with a modern techie design using neutral gray, black and white colors, and there are no wires or cords to get tangled on your desk because it is an energy-free hand warmer.
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The ball mouse utilizes two rollers rolling against two sides of the ball. .One roller detects the forward–backward motion of the mouse and other the left–right motion.^ Some attribute the cold mouse hand to sitting still too long in one position, others believe it's a medical condition causing cold hands.
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^ If you're forced to type with one hand while keeping the mouse in the other (pretty rare, but it happens when I play online crosswords, which are all terribly designed) your left hand jumps from one side of the keyboard to the other all the time.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ Then I can use my right hand to operate the mouse for pointing and selecting and my continue to use my left to interleave keyboard-based triggering of actions.
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.The motion of these two rollers causes two disc-like encoder wheels to rotate, interrupting optical beams to generate electrical signals.^ These are the repetitive motions most likely to cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
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.The mouse sends these signals to the computer system by means of connecting wires.^ ValueRays heated computer gadgets and mouse hand warmers connect to the computer using an USB port.
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^ The ValueRays heated mouse pad connects to the computer through an USB (United Serial Bus) port and delivers infrared heat to the mouse hand.
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^ A standard, ValueRays USB heated computer mouse connects to the computer through an USB (United Serial Bus) port and delivers infrared heat creating a comfortably warm mouse hand.
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The driver software in the system converts the signals into motion of the mouse cursor along X and Y axes on the screen.
Ball mice and wheel mice were manufactured for Xerox by Jack Hawley, doing business as The Mouse House in Berkeley, California, starting in 1975.[13][14]
Based on another invention by Jack Hawley, proprietor of the Mouse House, Honeywell produced another type of mechanical mouse.[15][16] Instead of a ball, it had two wheels rotating at off axes. Keytronic later produced a similar product.[17]
.Modern computer mice took form at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) under the inspiration of Professor Jean-Daniel Nicoud and at the hands of engineer and watchmaker André Guignard.^ There are USB computer mice, mouse pads and keyboard pads creating an energy-efficient and cost-effecive source of infrared heat for our cold computer hands.
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[18] .This new design incorporated a single hard rubber mouseball and three buttons, and remained a common design until the mainstream adoption of the scroll-wheel mouse during the 1990s.^ Visit GrammyJanetsPlace.blogspot.com and scroll the page until you see the Mouse Hand Warmer Mouse Pad Blanket Giveaway.
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^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
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^ When you hold the middle mouse button (down by your thumb) it causes the track pointer to go into a scroll mode that you can use to scroll around documents.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

[19] In 1985, René Sommer added a microprocessor to Nicoud's and Guignard's design.[20] Through this innovation, Sommer is credited with inventing a significant component of the mouse, which made it more "intelligent;"[20] though optical mice from Mouse Systems had incorporated microprocessors by 1984.[21]
.Another type of mechanical mouse, the "analog mouse" (now generally regarded as obsolete), uses potentiometers rather than encoder wheels, and is typically designed to be plug-compatible with an analog joystick.^ It's easy because infrared heat is generated from the computer to the computer's mouse, mouse pad and keyboard pad plugged into the computer.
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^ The USB infrared heated, warm computer mouse is an efficient way to stay warm by using energy generated from the computer.
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^ ValueRays ® solves the cold mouse hand problem using energy generated from the computer.
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The "Color Mouse," originally marketed by Radio Shack for their Color Computer (but also usable on MS-DOS machines equipped with analog joystick ports, provided the software accepted joystick input) was the best-known example.

Mechanical or opto-mechanical

A mouse described as simply "mechanical" has a contact-based incremental rotary encoder,[citation needed] a system prone to drag and unreliability of contact. .Opto-mechanical mice still use a ball or crossed wheels, but detect shaft rotation using an optical encoder with lower friction and more certain performance.^ The warming mouse pad is constructed of a smooth, hard surface compatible to use with any mechanical or optical mouse for ease of mouse movement.
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^ Corey Porter on March 27, 2007 1:03 PM The implied meaning of the image with the crossed-out mouse is 'Don't use mice branded Microsoft'.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ When I have a mouse plugged in on the desktop, I still often use the trackpad for certain operations.
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Optical mice

.An optical mouse uses a light-emitting diode and photodiodes to detect movement relative to the underlying surface, rather than moving some of its parts – as in a mechanical mouse.^ Can be used with corded or optical mouse.
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^ It can be used with or without a mouse pad - the non-slip, smooth surface works like a pad.
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^ I use some shortcuts for the actions I perform more often (no more than 10, I think), and my mouse for everything else.
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Early optical mice

Xerox optical mouse chip
Early optical mice, first demonstrated by two independent inventors in 1980, came in two different varieties:[22][23][24]
.
  1. Some, such as those invented by Steve Kirsch of MIT and Mouse Systems Corporation,[25][26] used an infrared LED and a four-quadrant infrared sensor to detect grid lines printed with infrared absorbing ink on a special metallic surface.^ It is designed to use with ValueRays infrared heated computer mouse and ValueRays infrared heated mouse pad.
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    ^ The USB infrared heated, warm computer mouse is an efficient way to stay warm by using energy generated from the computer.
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    ^ Thanks to those posting about the use of normal keys such as / or ' in Firefox - those I may well start using.
    • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

    .Predictive algorithms in the CPU of the mouse calculated the speed and direction over the grid.
  2. Others, invented by Richard F. Lyon and sold by Xerox, used a 16-pixel visible-light image sensor with integrated motion detection on the same chip[27][28] and tracked the motion of light dots in a dark field of a printed paper or similar mouse pad.^ Using a heated mouse, warm mouse pad and warm keyboard pad can help relieve cold hand pain.
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    ^ The infrared rays heat objects by direct light conversion - a process to directly warm an object; i.e., the warm mouse, warm mouse pad, and warm keyboard pad, and not the surrounding air.
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    ^ I conducted a 4 week study using a mouse hand warmer blanket, an infrared heated mouse and infrared heated mouse pad with a person who suffers with arthritis and poor circulation of the computer mouse hand.
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    [29]
.These two mouse types had very different behaviors, as the Kirsch mouse used an x-y coordinate system embedded in the pad, and would not work correctly when the pad was rotated, while the Lyon mouse used the x-y coordinate system of the mouse body, as mechanical mice do.^ This reduced peripheral blood flow is a normal protective mechanism to prevent excessive heat loss from these areas and preserve the body's core temperature.
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^ The warm mouse, the warm mouse pad and the warm keyboard pad are only the beginning of things to get to create an ultimate warm ergonomic computer work environment.
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^ I could stop using my mouse until the end of time and I would not figure out that out unless I read it somewhere.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

The optical sensor from a Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer (v. 1.0A)

Modern optical mice

Optical mouse sensor disassembled
.Modern surface-independent optical mice work by using an optoelectronic sensor to take successive images of the surface on which the mouse operates.^ Can be used with corded or optical mouse.
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^ I work with developers that use the mouse with toolbar buttons to step through code in the VS debugger.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ Even if it's faster working without the mouse, I am more comfortable using the mouse.
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.As computing power grew cheaper, it became possible to embed more powerful special-purpose image-processing chips in the mouse itself.^ The infrared heated computer mouse assists a worker's rehabilitation after hand injury during and ongoing throughout the rehabilitative, healing process.
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.This advance enabled the mouse to detect relative motion on a wide variety of surfaces, translating the movement of the mouse into the movement of the cursor and eliminating the need for a special mouse-pad.^ It's easy because infrared heat is generated from the computer to the computer's mouse, mouse pad and keyboard pad plugged into the computer.
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^ March 27, 2007 1:06 PM I can't wait for the day when the cursor follows my eye movements so I no longer need to waste my time switching between the keyboard and mouse.
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^ For long movements, cursor keys (including hjkl) are slower than the mouse, even if you don't notice.
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This advance paved the way for widespread adoption of optical mice. .Optical mice illuminate the surface that they track over, using an LED or a laser diode.^ The warming mouse pad is constructed of a smooth, hard surface compatible to use with any mechanical or optical mouse for ease of mouse movement.
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.Changes between one frame and the next are processed by the image processing part of the chip and translated into movement on the two axes using an optical flow estimation algorithm.^ As part of the registration process for the feature or function, you will choose a user name and password (or we may assign an initial password which we will give you the option to change).
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^ The only thing SurfKeys lacks is the ability to change focus between frames for scrolling, but you can fake that with Hit-A-Hint.
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^ The warming mouse pad is constructed of a smooth, hard surface compatible to use with any mechanical or optical mouse for ease of mouse movement.
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For example, the Avago Technologies ADNS-2610 optical mouse sensor processes 1512 frames per second: each frame consisting of a rectangular array of 18×18 pixels, and each pixel can sense 64 different levels of gray.[30] Razer DeathAdder processes 6400 frames per second.[31]
Laser mice
.The laser mouse uses an infrared laser diode instead of an LED to illuminate the surface beneath their sensor.^ The USB infrared heated, warm computer mouse is an efficient way to stay warm by using energy generated from the computer.
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^ I conducted a 4 week study using a mouse hand warmer blanket, an infrared heated mouse and infrared heated mouse pad with a person who suffers with arthritis and poor circulation of the computer mouse hand.
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^ Computer users can get help with cold hands by using infrared heat computer gadgets; an infrared heat warm mouse, heated mouse pad and heated computer keyboard pad.
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As early as 1998, Sun Microsystems provided a laser mouse with their Sun SPARCstation servers and workstations.[32] However, laser mice did not enter the mainstream market until 2004, when Logitech, in partnership with Agilent Technologies, introduced its MX 1000 laser mouse.[33] .This mouse uses a small infrared laser instead of an LED and has significantly increased the resolution of the image taken by the mouse.^ The USB infrared heated, warm computer mouse is an efficient way to stay warm by using energy generated from the computer.
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^ I conducted a 4 week study using a mouse hand warmer blanket, an infrared heated mouse and infrared heated mouse pad with a person who suffers with arthritis and poor circulation of the computer mouse hand.
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^ Computer users can get help with cold hands by using infrared heat computer gadgets; an infrared heat warm mouse, heated mouse pad and heated computer keyboard pad.
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.The laser enables around 20 times more surface tracking power to the surface features used for navigation compared to conventional optical mice, via interference effects.^ That is why when you have an infrared system installed, the actual room temperature may appear to be lower when compared to other more conventional systems.
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^ The warming mouse pad is constructed of a smooth, hard surface compatible to use with any mechanical or optical mouse for ease of mouse movement.
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^ A user may cancel one or more services via his or her wireless device at any time by using the unsubscribe mechanism provided by Spike at the time the message is sent, or by sending a text message that says "STOP", "END", "CANCEL", "REMOVE", "UNSUBSCRIBE" or "QUIT".
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Color of optical mouse diodes
The blue LED based V-Mouse VM-101.
.The color of the optical mouse's light-emitting diodes can vary, but red is most common, as red diodes are inexpensive and silicon is very sensitive to red light.^ Raynaud's Phenomenon At A Glance Raynaud's phenomenon is characterized by a pale-blue-red sequence of color changes of the digits, most commonly after exposure to cold.
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[34] .In 1993 Salient Technology (www.pen-mouse.com) started producing a blue light-emitting diode based optical mouse, the V-Mouse, using a prepriority optical lens module.^ Can be used with corded or optical mouse.
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^ I rarely use the mouse to start any program.
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^ To read more about the Mouse Hand Warmer products, visit http://www.igmproducts.com/ .
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Power saving in optical mice
A wireless mouse on a mouse pad
Manufacturers often engineer their optical mice – especially battery-powered wireless models – to save power when possible. In order to do this, the mouse dims or blinks the laser or LED when in standby mode (each mouse has a different standby time). This function may also increase the laser / LED life. Mice designed specifically for gamers, such as the Logitech G5 or the Razer Copperhead, often lack this feature in an attempt to reduce latency and to improve responsiveness.
A typical implementation in Logitech mice has four power states, where the sensor is pulsed at different rates per second:
  • 1500 – full on condition for accurate response while moving, illumination appears bright.
  • 100 – fallback active condition while not moving, illumination appears dull.
  • 10 – standby
  • 2 – sleep state
.Some other mice turn the sensor fully off in the sleep state, requiring a button click to wake.^ Others feel simply unnatural to do -- where I'd rather enter a Cheat Code into a game of Contra than save a couple mouse clicks in some apps...
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Optical mice utilizing infrared elements (LEDs or lasers) offer substantial increases in battery life. .Some Logitech mice, such as the V450 848 nm laser mouse, are capable of functioning on two AA batteries for a full year, due to the low power requirements of the infrared laser.^ Use the two heated items inside the Mouse Hand Warmer® blanket pouch and insulated infrared heat creates the perfect mouse hand environment.
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^ The sun's natural infrared rays are capable of penetrating deep into the body where they elevate surface temperature and activate healthy body functions.
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^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
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Optical versus mechanical mice
The Logitech iFeel optical mouse uses a red LED to project light onto the tracking surface.
.Unlike mechanical mice, which can become clogged with lint, optical mice have no rolling parts; therefore, they do not require maintenance other than removing debris that might collect under the light emitter.^ Other tasks, like webbrowsing or image manipulation, are intrinsically pointing-heavy and therefore slow and awkward to operate with a keyboard, no matter what.
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^ When we use the term " Other Information ", we mean any information other than Personal Information collected by the Site (Personal Information and Other Information, together, the " Information ").
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.However, they generally cannot track on glossy and transparent surfaces, including some mouse-pads, sometimes causing the cursor to drift unpredictably during operation.^ It's easy because infrared heat is generated from the computer to the computer's mouse, mouse pad and keyboard pad plugged into the computer.
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^ For long movements, cursor keys (including hjkl) are slower than the mouse, even if you don't notice.
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^ We inserted inside the mouse hand warmer blanket pouch an USB heated mouse and USB heated mouse pad to generate heat inside the blanket pouch housing.
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Mice with less image-processing power also have problems tracking fast movement, though high-end mice can track at 2 m/s (80 inches per second) and faster.
.Some models of laser mice can track on glossy and transparent surfaces, and have a much higher sensitivity than either their mechanical or optical counterparts but are more expensive than their LED based or mechanical counterparts.^ I am much quicker in a terminal now which I find more productive than gui based shells (particularly on unix/cygwin).
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^ When it's cold, I get some recurrence but much less than before the operations.
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^ "If QWERTY really is so much more uncomfortable and injury-prone than Dvorak, why does almost nobody use it?"
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[35]
As of 2006, mechanical mice have lower average power demands than their optical counterparts. .In practice this is only significant when the mouse is either used with a battery-powered computer, such as a notebook model, or is a battery-powered wireless mouse.^ The log-in example seems quite slow with a mouse-only approach, but I usually use both mouse and keyboard: 1.
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^ The USB infrared heated, warm computer mouse is an efficient way to stay warm by using energy generated from the computer.
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^ ValueRays heated computer gadgets and mouse hand warmers connect to the computer using an USB port.
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.Optical models will outperform mechanical mice on uneven, slick, soft, sticky, or loose surfaces, and generally in mobile situations lacking mouse pads.^ It's easy because infrared heat is generated from the computer to the computer's mouse, mouse pad and keyboard pad plugged into the computer.
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^ We inserted inside the mouse hand warmer blanket pouch an USB heated mouse and USB heated mouse pad to generate heat inside the blanket pouch housing.
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^ ENTER TO WIN ValueRays Heated Mouse Pad Giveaway This HEATED mouse pad is multi-functional: surface heats surface gets warm, not hot!
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.Because optical mice render movement based on an image which the LED (or infrared diode) illuminates, use with multicolored mouse pads may result in unreliable performance; however, laser mice do not suffer these problems and will track on such surfaces.^ It is designed to use with ValueRays infrared heated computer mouse and ValueRays infrared heated mouse pad.
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^ Can be used with corded or optical mouse.
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^ I conducted a 4 week study using a mouse hand warmer blanket, an infrared heated mouse and infrared heated mouse pad with a person who suffers with arthritis and poor circulation of the computer mouse hand.
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The advent of affordable high-speed, low-resolution cameras and the integrated logic in optical mice provides an ideal laboratory for experimentation on next-generation input-devices. .Experimenters can obtain low-cost components simply by taking apart a working mouse and changing the optics or by writing new software.^ Stop for a moment, resist taking the easy way out with the mouse, and force yourself to learn at least one new keyboard shortcut per day .
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Glass laser mice
.Glass laser (or glaser) mice have the same capability of a laser mouse but can also be used on top of mirror or transparent glass with few problems.^ ValueRays ® solves the cold mouse hand problem using energy generated from the computer.
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^ Most applications have tons of useful keyboard shortcuts; you just have to put down your mouse long enough to discover a few of them.
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^ On second thought, maybe I'll try and come up with a way of using two mice at the same time & eliminate the need for the keyboard altogether.
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[citation needed]
In August 2009, Logitech introduced mice with two lasers, to track on glass and glossy surfaces better; they dubbed them "dark field" mice.[36]

Inertial and gyroscopic mice

.Often called "air mice" since they do not require a surface to operate, inertial mice use a tuning fork or other accelerometer (US Patent 4787051) to detect movement for every axis supported.^ By participating in our Site activities, you certify that you meet the age and other eligibility requirements for this Site as set forth in our Terms of Use Agreement .
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^ I'd say learn to use marks, but they require too much thinking ahead.
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^ Depending on the Promotion, we may also collect an Internet email address or other Information and, depending on the Information collected, the user may also be required to confirm his or her agreement to this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use Agreement.
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.The most common models (manufactured by Logitech and Gyration) work using 2 degrees of rotational freedom and are insensitive to spatial translation.^ Generally though, everybody who uses a computer should be learning the shortcuts for the most common commands in their most common applications.
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^ The most common drug treatment is with vasodilators such as ACE inhibitors or calcium channel blockers - these work by relaxing the blood vessels.
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The user requires only small wrist rotations to move the cursor, reducing user fatigue (see gorilla arm). .Usually cordless, they often have a switch to deactivate the movement circuitry between use, allowing the user freedom of movement without affecting the cursor position.^ March 27, 2007 1:06 PM I can't wait for the day when the cursor follows my eye movements so I no longer need to waste my time switching between the keyboard and mouse.
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^ Ointments that open the blood vessels (nitroglycerin ointment) are sometimes used on the sides of severely affected digits to allow increased blood supply and healing.
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^ Your user name and password are personal to you and you may not allow any others to use your user name or password under any circumstances.
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.A patent for an inertial mouse claims that such mice consume less power than optically based mice, and offer increased sensitivity, reduced weight and increased ease-of-use.^ One of the quickest ways to increase your productivity on the computer is to go commando: stop using the mouse .
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^ As a matter of fact, the occupational related hand injuries will increase based on the continued widespread computer use activity.
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^ The warming mouse pad is constructed of a smooth, hard surface compatible to use with any mechanical or optical mouse for ease of mouse movement.
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[37] .In combination with a wireless keyboard an inertial mouse can offer alternative ergonomic arrangements which do not require a flat work surface, potentially alleviating some types of repetitive motion injuries related to workstation posture.^ It is ergonomically shaped and offers support for the keyboard hands and wrists for typing on the keyboard.
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^ There are certainly applications that are more efficient through the keyboard, some through the mouse, and some through both.
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^ The warm mouse, the warm mouse pad and the warm keyboard pad are only the beginning of things to get to create an ultimate warm ergonomic computer work environment.
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3D mice

Also known as bats,[38] flying mice, or wands,[39] these devices generally function through ultrasound. Probably the best known example would be 3DConnexion/Logitech's SpaceMouse from the early 1990s.
In the late 1990s Kantek introduced the 3D RingMouse. .This wireless mouse was worn on a ring around a finger, which enabled the thumb to access three buttons.^ When you hold the middle mouse button (down by your thumb) it causes the track pointer to go into a scroll mode that you can use to scroll around documents.
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^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
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The mouse was tracked in three dimensions by a base station.[40] Despite a certain appeal, it was finally discontinued because it did not provide sufficient resolution.
A recent consumer 3D pointing device is the Wii Remote. While primarily a motion-sensing device (that is, it can determine its orientation and direction of movement), Wii Remote can also detect its spatial position by comparing the distance and position of the lights from the IR emitter using its integrated IR camera (since the nunchuk accessory lacks a camera, it can only tell its current heading and orientation). The obvious drawback to this approach is that it can only produce spatial coordinates while its camera can see the sensor bar.
.In February, 2008, at the Game Developers' Conference (GDC), a company called Motion4U introduced a 3D mouse add-on called "OptiBurst" for Autodesk's Maya application.^ The first computer mouse turned 40 years old in 2008, and introducing the healing effects of infrared heated computer mouse and mouse pad is being made in 2009.
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.The mouse allows users to work in true 3D with 6 degrees of freedom.^ Many computer users who sit and work at the computer for long hours suffer with an exposed, cold mouse hand.
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[citation needed] The primary advantage of this system is speed of development with organic (natural) movement.

Multiple-mouse systems

.Some systems allow two or more mice to be used at once as input devices.^ I use some shortcuts for the actions I perform more often (no more than 10, I think), and my mouse for everything else.
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^ On second thought, maybe I'll try and come up with a way of using two mice at the same time & eliminate the need for the keyboard altogether.
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^ I work with a bunch of morons who actually touch their mices & use two monitors!
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.16-bit era home computers such as the Amiga used this to allow computer games with two players interacting on the same computer.^ Just place the USB connector in an USB port to start a home-based heat therapy treatment while you are using the computer.
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^ On second thought, maybe I'll try and come up with a way of using two mice at the same time & eliminate the need for the keyboard altogether.
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^ Holding a warm mouse at home or at work can make a huge difference for hand pain and comfort when using the computer.
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.The same idea is sometimes used in collaborative software, e.g.^ I've even started using the keyboard to navigate Explorer too, with the same idea as the Start Menu.
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to simulate a .whiteboard that multiple users can draw on without passing a single mouse around.^ What is going on, blog on July 29, 2008 7:49 PM In Firefox, there is a useful shortcut that helps browsing without the mouse: ' (single-quote).
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^ I saw the rabbit and mouse video passed around in email back in August of 2005.
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Microsoft Windows, since Windows 98, has supported multiple simultaneous pointing devices. .Because Windows only provides a single screen cursor, using more than one device at the same time generally results in seemingly random movements of the cursor.^ UltraMon if you use more than one monitor.
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^ If you try to remember a lot more than these, you are entering the region of diminishing return: allocating your precious memory for shortcuts infrequently used.
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^ That doesn't increase the value of what I put on the screen, as you said, but it means I have that much more time to evaluate what I've done and make it better.
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.However, the advantage of this support lies not in simultaneous use, but in simultaneous availability for alternate use: for example, a laptop user editing a complex document might use a handheld mouse for drawing and manipulation of graphics, but when editing a section of text, use a built-in trackpad to allow movement of the cursor while keeping his hands on the keyboard.^ I prefer to alternate mousing with using keyboard shortcuts for relief.
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^ Keep your hands warm using a warm mouse and warm mouse pad.
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^ Each item when used separately serve the cold mouse hand purpose, and when used together, the three items keep warmth and heat insulated inside the blanket pouch.
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.Windows' multiple-device support means that the second device is available for use without having to disconnect or disable the first.^ In addition, the use or availability of certain Mobile Application Services may be prohibited or restricted by your wireless carrier, and not all Mobile Application Services may work with all wireless carriers or Devices.
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.As of 2009, Linux distributions and other operating systems that use Xorg, such as OpenSolaris and FreeBSD, support unlimited numbers of cursors and keyboards.^ Unlike other heating systems, this system uses electromagnetic waves to generate heat.
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[citation needed]
.There have also been propositions of having a single operator use two mice simultaneously as a more sophisticated means of controlling various graphics and multimedia applications.^ What is going on, blog on July 29, 2008 7:49 PM In Firefox, there is a useful shortcut that helps browsing without the mouse: ' (single-quote).
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ On second thought, maybe I'll try and come up with a way of using two mice at the same time & eliminate the need for the keyboard altogether.
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^ Corey Porter on March 27, 2007 1:03 PM The implied meaning of the image with the crossed-out mouse is 'Don't use mice branded Microsoft'.
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Connectivity and communication protocols

To transmit their input, typical cabled mice use a thin electrical cord terminating in a standard connector, such as RS-232C, PS/2, ADB or USB. .Cordless mice instead transmit data via infrared radiation (see IrDA) or radio (including Bluetooth), although many such cordless interfaces are themselves connected through the aforementioned wired serial buses.^ The ValueRays USB heated computer keyboard pad connects to the computer through an USB port and delivers infrared heat to the hands, arms and wrists.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ The ValueRays heated mouse pad connects to the computer through an USB (United Serial Bus) port and delivers infrared heat to the mouse hand.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ A standard, ValueRays USB heated computer mouse connects to the computer through an USB (United Serial Bus) port and delivers infrared heat creating a comfortably warm mouse hand.
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While the electrical interface and the format of the data transmitted by commonly available mice is currently standardized on USB, in the past it varied between different manufacturers. .A bus mouse used a dedicated interface card for connection to an IBM PC or compatible computer.^ I conducted a 4 week study using a mouse hand warmer blanket, an infrared heated mouse and infrared heated mouse pad with a person who suffers with arthritis and poor circulation of the computer mouse hand.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ There are probably hundreds of reasons why a person with a cold mouse hand, cold computer hands or hand pain should use USB heat ergonomic computer accessories.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ It is designed to use with ValueRays infrared heated computer mouse and ValueRays infrared heated mouse pad.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

.Mouse use in DOS applications became more common after the introduction of the Microsoft mouse, largely because Microsoft provided an open standard for communication between applications and mouse driver software.^ There are certainly applications that are more efficient through the keyboard, some through the mouse, and some through both.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ Generally though, everybody who uses a computer should be learning the shortcuts for the most common commands in their most common applications.
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^ Even if it's faster working without the mouse, I am more comfortable using the mouse.
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.Thus, any application written to use the Microsoft standard could use a mouse with a Microsoft compatible driver (even if the mouse hardware itself was incompatible with Microsoft's).^ I could stop using my mouse until the end of time and I would not figure out that out unless I read it somewhere.
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^ Even if it's faster working without the mouse, I am more comfortable using the mouse.
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^ Most applications have tons of useful keyboard shortcuts; you just have to put down your mouse long enough to discover a few of them.
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An interesting footnote is that the Microsoft driver standard communicates mouse movements in standard units called "mickeys".

Serial interface and protocol

.Standard PC mice once used the RS-232C serial port via a D-subminiature connector, which provided power to run the mouse's circuits as well as data on mouse movements.^ The ValueRays heated mouse pad connects to the computer through an USB (United Serial Bus) port and delivers infrared heat to the mouse hand.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ If you do that a lot and have the shortcut well-learned enough to touch type it then using keyboard is faster, otherwise mouse over the menu.
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^ Just place the USB connector in an USB port to start a home-based heat therapy treatment while you are using the computer.
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.The Mouse Systems Corporation version used a five-byte protocol and supported three buttons.^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

.The Microsoft version used an incompatible three-byte protocol and only allowed for two buttons.^ Using unfamiliar combinations of two or even three keys fast and frequently is asking for finger joint problems or RSI later in life.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
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Due to the incompatibility, some manufacturers sold serial mice with a mode switch: "PC" for MSC mode, "MS" for Microsoft mode.[42]

PS/2 interface and protocol

.With the arrival of the IBM PS/2 personal-computer series in 1987, IBM introduced the eponymous PS/2 interface for mice and keyboards, which other manufacturers rapidly adopted.^ I remember when mice were new; I'd never want to go back to the bad old days of keyboard-only interfaces.
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^ The positive results of the warm mouse have been so very good it has inspired the manufacture of warm mouse pads, warm keyboard pads, and a vast array of other USB (Universal Serial Bus) connected devices to create heat and warmth for computer users.
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The most visible change was the use of a round 6-pin mini-DIN, in lieu of the former 5-pin connector. .In default mode (called stream mode) a PS/2 mouse communicates motion, and the state of each button, by means of 3-byte packets.^ When you hold the middle mouse button (down by your thumb) it causes the track pointer to go into a scroll mode that you can use to scroll around documents.
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[43] For any motion, button press or button release event, a PS/2 mouse sends, over a bi-directional serial port, a sequence of three bytes, with the following format:
Bit 7 Bit 6 Bit 5 Bit 4 Bit 3 Bit 2 Bit 1 Bit 0
Byte 1 YV XV YS XS 1 MB RB LB
Byte 2 X movement
Byte 3 Y movement
.Here, XS and YS represent the sign bits of the movement vectors, XV and YV indicate an overflow in the respective vector component, and LB, MB and RB indicate the status of the left, middle and right mouse buttons (1 = pressed).^ Did you ever notice after a long period of time on the computer, that your mouse hand (your right hand) is much colder than your left hand?
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ Then I can use my right hand to operate the mouse for pointing and selecting and my continue to use my left to interleave keyboard-based triggering of actions.
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^ When you hold the middle mouse button (down by your thumb) it causes the track pointer to go into a scroll mode that you can use to scroll around documents.
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PS/2 mice also understand several commands for reset and self-test, switching between different operating modes, and changing the resolution of the reported motion vectors.
In Linux, a PS/2 mouse is detected as a /dev/psaux device.
Extensions: IntelliMouse and others
A Microsoft IntelliMouse relies on an extension of the PS/2 protocol: the ImPS/2 or IMPS/2 protocol (the abbreviation combines the concepts of "IntelliMouse" and "PS/2"). It initially operates in standard PS/2 format, for backwards compatibility. After the host sends a special command sequence, it switches to an extended format in which a fourth byte carries information about wheel movements. .The IntelliMouse Explorer works analogously, with the difference that its 4-byte packets also allow for two additional buttons (for a total of five).^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
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.The Typhoon mouse uses 6-byte packets which can appear as a sequence of two standard 3-byte packets, such that ordinary PS/2 driver can handle them.^ Use the two heated items inside the Mouse Hand Warmer® blanket pouch and insulated infrared heat creates the perfect mouse hand environment.
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.Mouse-vendors also use other extended formats, often without providing public documentation.^ Even if it's faster working without the mouse, I am more comfortable using the mouse.
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^ What is going on, blog on July 29, 2008 7:49 PM In Firefox, there is a useful shortcut that helps browsing without the mouse: ' (single-quote).
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^ Foxyshadis on March 28, 2007 8:45 PM I happily browse the web most of the time without touching a mouse, using Hit-A-Hint and SurfKeys.
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For 3D or 6DOF input, vendors have made many extensions both to the hardware and to software. In the late 90's Logitech created ultrasound based tracking which gave 3D input to a few millimeters accuracy, which worked well as an input device but failed as a money making product. In 2008, Motion4U introduced its "OptiBurst" system using IR tracking for use as a Maya plugin.

Apple Desktop Bus

Apple Macintosh Plus mice, 1986
.In 1986 Apple first implemented the Apple Desktop Bus allowing the daisy-chaining together of up to 16 devices, including arbitrarily many mice and other devices on the same bus with no configuration whatsoever.^ On second thought, maybe I'll try and come up with a way of using two mice at the same time & eliminate the need for the keyboard altogether.
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.Featuring only a single data pin, the bus used a purely polled approach to computer/mouse communications and survived as the standard on mainstream models (including a number of non-Apple workstations) until 1998 when iMac began the industry-wide switch to using USB.^ A standard USB heated computer keyboard pad measures about 16 inches long, 3 inches wide and has a height of about 3/4" tall.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ The log-in example seems quite slow with a mouse-only approach, but I usually use both mouse and keyboard: 1.
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^ The USB infrared heated, warm computer mouse is an efficient way to stay warm by using energy generated from the computer.
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Beginning with the "Bronze Keyboard" PowerBook G3 in May 1999, Apple dropped the external ADB port in favor of USB, but retained an internal ADB connection in the PowerBook G4 for communication with its built-in keyboard and trackpad until early 2005.

USB

.The industry-standard USB protocol became a popular connector for mice and is currently among the most popular mouse connectors in use.^ The USB infrared heated, warm computer mouse is an efficient way to stay warm by using energy generated from the computer.
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^ ValueRays heated computer gadgets and mouse hand warmers connect to the computer using an USB port.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ Most applications have tons of useful keyboard shortcuts; you just have to put down your mouse long enough to discover a few of them.
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Tactile mice

.In 2000, Logitech introduced the "tactile mouse", which contained a small actuator that made the mouse vibrate.^ The first computer mouse turned 40 years old in 2008, and introducing the healing effects of infrared heated computer mouse and mouse pad is being made in 2009.
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Such a mouse can augment user-interfaces with haptic feedback, such as giving feedback when crossing a window boundary. .To surf by touch requires the user to be able to feel depth or hardness; this ability was realized with the first electrorheological tactile mice[47] but never marketed.^ It's really hard at first, just like learning to type again, but very much worth it.
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Applications of mice in user interfaces

.Computer-users usually utilize a mouse to control the motion of a cursor in two dimensions in a graphical user interface.^ Computer users can get help with cold hands by using infrared heat computer gadgets; an infrared heat warm mouse, heated mouse pad and heated computer keyboard pad.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ The blanket is made of fleece and covers the computer user's hand completely creating a warm house for the mouse and mouse pad.
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^ Many computer users who sit and work at the computer for long hours suffer with an exposed, cold mouse hand.
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Clicking or hovering can select files, programs or actions from a list of names, or (in graphical interfaces) through pictures called "icons" and other elements. .For example, a text file might be represented by a picture of a paper notebook, and clicking while the cursor hovers this icon might cause a text editing program to open the file in a window.^ Augusto Hack on February 6, 2009 4:17 PM I have gone a step further, every program that I use are choosen because of how easy their are to use with keyboard, vim for file editing, opera for browsing, ratpoison for window managing, and so on...
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^ January 19, 2009 2:53 AM I have gone a step further, every program that I use are choosen because of how easy their are to use with keyboard, vim for file editing, opera for browsing, ratpoison for window managing, and so on...
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^ This is my brain mode for when I am in a standard windows text box, a notepad window, or editing something on someone else's editor and I want to have the best chance of things just "working".
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(See also point-and-click)
Users can also employ mice gesturally; meaning that a stylized motion of the mouse cursor itself, called a "gesture", can issue a command or map to a specific action. .For example, in a drawing program, moving the mouse in a rapid "x" motion over a shape might delete the shape.^ And THEN you might say: if you put a keyboard-user into a mouse-optimized program with several half-hearted shortcuts, a mouse-user might be faster in a keyboard-optimized program with some half-hearted mouse-support.
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.Gestural interfaces occur more rarely than plain pointing-and-clicking; and people often find them more difficult to use, because they require finer motor-control from the user.^ More often than not, they don't.
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^ I get it in my legs so badly I can’t walk or use my legs because there is no blood in them and they go blue.
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^ I would say it's significant if people are developing attacks where the white phase lasts more than 15 minutes.
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However, a few gestural conventions have become widespread, including the drag-and-drop gesture, in which:
  1. The user presses the mouse button while the mouse cursor hovers over an interface object
  2. The user moves the cursor to a different location while holding the button down
  3. The user releases the mouse button
For example, a user might drag-and-drop a picture representing a file onto a picture of a trash can, thus instructing the system to delete the file.
.Other uses of the mouse's input occur commonly in special application-domains.^ Most applications have tons of useful keyboard shortcuts; you just have to put down your mouse long enough to discover a few of them.
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^ Josh on March 27, 2007 8:19 PM The pathetic fact is that every other application uses different shortcuts for the same functionality.
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In interactive three-dimensional graphics, the mouse's motion often translates directly into changes in the virtual camera's orientation. .For example, in the first-person shooter genre of games (see below), players usually employ the mouse to control the direction in which the virtual player's "head" faces: moving the mouse up will cause the player to look up, revealing the view above the player's head.^ The log-in example seems quite slow with a mouse-only approach, but I usually use both mouse and keyboard: 1.
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^ No, but it's sort of amusing since Jon moved to the keyboard precisely because the *mouse* was causing him RSI pain.
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^ Visit Everything Up Close to see the Mouse Hand Warmer blanket pouch and to enter a Mouse Hand Warmer giveaway.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

.When mice have more than one button, software may assign different functions to each button.^ UltraMon if you use more than one monitor.
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.Often, the primary (leftmost in a right-handed configuration) button on the mouse will select items, and the secondary (rightmost in a right-handed) button will bring up a menu of alternative actions applicable to that item.^ Each item when used separately serve the cold mouse hand purpose, and when used together, the three items keep warmth and heat insulated inside the blanket pouch.
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^ Did you ever notice after a long period of time on the computer, that your mouse hand (your right hand) is much colder than your left hand?
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ Then I can use my right hand to operate the mouse for pointing and selecting and my continue to use my left to interleave keyboard-based triggering of actions.
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.For example, on platforms with more than one button, the Mozilla web browser will follow a link in response to a primary button click, will bring up a contextual menu of alternative actions for that link in response to a secondary-button click, and will often open the link in a new tab or window in response to a click with the tertiary (middle) mouse button.^ Click the mouse button.
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^ More often than not, they don't.
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^ You can navigate to any open window by holding alt and pressing tab the required amount of times but the nicest thing about it is that alt plus tab once will bring you back to the last window in focus.
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Common mouse operations

.Performing different operations on the mouse provide the activation of specific actions on the interface, with different meanings.^ Then I can use my right hand to operate the mouse for pointing and selecting and my continue to use my left to interleave keyboard-based triggering of actions.
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^ It would mean not having to take any hand off the keyboard in order to operate the mouse.
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^ I use some shortcuts for the actions I perform more often (no more than 10, I think), and my mouse for everything else.
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GUIs may define and trigger a separate event for each gesture.

Low level gestures

  • Click - pressing and releasing a button. .
    • (left) Single-click - clicking the main button.
    • (left) Double-click - clicking the button two times in quick succession counts as a different gesture than two separate single clicks.
    • (left) Triple-click - clicking the button three times in quick succession.
    • Right-click - clicking the secondary button.
  • Drag - pressing and holding a button, then moving the mouse without releasing.
  • Button chording (a.k.a.^ Move the mouse to the login button.
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    ^ Due to musculature development and wrist size, women are almost three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome than men.
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    ^ Also see: Amapedia eBay Guides Press Release at PRweb Labels: cold hands , cold mouse hand , hand warmer , heated mouse , heated mouse pad , infrared heat , infrared mouse , infrared mouse pad , mouse hand warmer , mouse warmer , valuerays , warm mouse , warm mouse pad .
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    Rocker navigation).
    • Combination of right-click then left-click.
    • Combination of left-click then right-click or keyboard letter.
    • Combination of left or right-click and the mouse wheel.
  • Clicking with a modifier key.

Standard semantic gestures

Buttons

In contrast to the motion-sensing mechanism, the mouse's buttons have changed little over the years, varying mostly in shape, number, and placement. .Engelbart's very first mouse had a single button; Xerox PARC soon designed a three-button model, but reduced the count to two for Xerox products.^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
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.After experimenting with 4-button prototypes Apple reduced it back to one button with the Macintosh in 1984, while Unix workstations from Sun and others used three buttons.^ Use a firm stroke as you sweep your hand up your leg or arm, and a lighter one as you sweep back down towards your hand or foot.
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^ Just get the job done and use the experience to remind you of how much nicer the other mode's are..
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^ Use FireFox and download the All-In-One-Gestures add-on and start using mouse gestures instead of pressing those navigation buttons.
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.OEM bundled mice usually have between one and three buttons, although in the aftermarket many mice have always had five or more.^ Usually it ends up with something like "ok, selected 2 characters too many, gotta get them off, darn, one short, ok, right again, ok, have it all, ctrl-c, scroll...".
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Apple Mighty Mouse with capacitance triggered buttons
A mouse click is the action of pressing (i.e. 'clicking', an onomatopoeia) a button in order to trigger an action, usually in the context of a graphical user interface (GUI). .'Clicking' an onscreen button is accomplished by pressing on the real button mouse while the cursor is placed over the icon.^ Click the mouse button.
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^ Or maybe you mean thinking in terms of "which mouse button do I click" versus "which of these 104 keys do I press", but even Raskin himself admits the one-button mouse was a huge mistake in retrospect.
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^ Use FireFox and download the All-In-One-Gestures add-on and start using mouse gestures instead of pressing those navigation buttons.
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.The reason for the clicking noise made is due to the specific switch technology used nearly universally in computer mice.^ Hand Therapy: 10 Reasons to Use a Heated Mouse If you or someone you know suffers with cold hand pain associated with computer use, this article is for you.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ The loss of the use of a person's computer mouse hand due to arthritis and poor circulation can make everyday computer tasks painful and dreadful.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ There are probably hundreds of reasons why a person with a cold mouse hand, cold computer hands or hand pain should use USB heat ergonomic computer accessories.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

This switch is called a micro switch or cherry switch and uses a stiff but flexible metal strip that is bent to actuate the switch. The bending of the metal makes a snapping or clicking noise.
The three-button scrollmouse has become the most commonly available design. .As of 2007 (and roughly since the late 1990s), users most commonly employ the second button to invoke a contextual menu in the computer's software user interface, which contains options specifically tailored to the interface element over which the mouse cursor currently sits.^ Jay on March 27, 2007 1:27 PM If you are a VS.NET user, you can enable tooltips for menus that show the keyboard shortcut to the menu item.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ Computer users can get help with cold hands by using infrared heat computer gadgets; an infrared heat warm mouse, heated mouse pad and heated computer keyboard pad.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ The blanket is made of fleece and covers the computer user's hand completely creating a warm house for the mouse and mouse pad.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

.By default, the primary mouse button sits located on the left-hand side of the mouse, for the benefit of right-handed users; left-handed users can usually reverse this configuration via software.^ Did you ever notice after a long period of time on the computer, that your mouse hand (your right hand) is much colder than your left hand?
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ Then I can use my right hand to operate the mouse for pointing and selecting and my continue to use my left to interleave keyboard-based triggering of actions.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ Computer users can get help with cold hands by using infrared heat computer gadgets; an infrared heat warm mouse, heated mouse pad and heated computer keyboard pad.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

.On systems with three-button mice, pressing the center button (a middle click) typically opens a system-wide noncontextual menu.^ Leave a small opening at center top that is just wide enough to fit your mouse through.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

.In the X Window System, middle-clicking by default pastes the contents of the primary buffer at the cursor's position.^ Then I move the mouse to the destination window, right-click again (it's really easy) and choose paste.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

.Many users of two-button mice emulate a three-button mouse by clicking both the right and left buttons simultaneously.^ Click the mouse button.
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^ Did you ever notice after a long period of time on the computer, that your mouse hand (your right hand) is much colder than your left hand?
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ Then I can use my right hand to operate the mouse for pointing and selecting and my continue to use my left to interleave keyboard-based triggering of actions.
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Buttons

One button mouse
Three-button mouse
Five button ergonomic mouse
.The issue of whether pack-in bundled mice "should" have exactly one button or more than one has attracted an enormous amount of controversy.^ UltraMon if you use more than one monitor.
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^ It should read more like a book than some terse summary.
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Single button mice

.From the first Macintosh until late 2005 Apple shipped every computer with a single-button mouse, whereas most other platforms used multi-button mice.^ It is designed to use with ValueRays infrared heated computer mouse and ValueRays infrared heated mouse pad.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ Generally though, everybody who uses a computer should be learning the shortcuts for the most common commands in their most common applications.
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^ The USB infrared heated, warm computer mouse is an efficient way to stay warm by using energy generated from the computer.
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Apple and its advocates promoted single-button mice as more user-friendly, and portrayed multi-button mice as confusing for novice users and that multiple button mice interfaces introduce computer accessibility restrictive elements including right click, double click, and middle click.
.The Macintosh user interface, by design, always has and still does make all functions available with a single-button mouse.^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ Use FireFox and download the All-In-One-Gestures add-on and start using mouse gestures instead of pressing those navigation buttons.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

.Apple's Human Interface Guidelines still specify that all software-providers need to make functions available with a single button mouse.^ I'm all for agile physical interface mechanisms - but at the same time - the number one problem in software development is poorly thought out code spew.
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^ But if you're talking about memorizing every single key combo in the interface, well, that tends towards extremely specified knowledge.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ So, for every ergonomic need and every hand condition, there's a different shaped computer mouse with different and helpful functionality.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

.Context menus are available using the Control Key ctrl.^ May 7, 2009 3:22 AM "> > In Windows Explorer, there is no keyboard shortcut for New Folder > Alt+F, W, F? Or use the right-click equivalent menu (ctrl+f10) key.
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^ However, I dislike the fact that my laptop doesn't have a windows key on it for using windows shortcuts like ctrl-l, ctrl-e etc.
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^ Emacs uses the CTRL and ALT keys as modifiers for all the basic editing commands, and has no qualms about, say, using Control-F to mean "move cursor forward" and Control-d to mean "delete character".
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Multi button mice

The concept of a second mouse button was developed by IBM and patented in 1987.[48]
.While there has long been an aftermarket for mice with two, three, or more buttons among experienced Macintosh users and extensive configurable support to complement such devices in all major software packages on the platform, Mac OS X shipped with hardcoded support for multi-button mice.^ IGMproducts' warming devices relieve cold hand pain, relieve stress and tension of the hand and wrist experienced by computer users.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

.X Window System applications, which Mac OS X can also run, have developed with the use of two-button or even three-button mice in mind.^ Using unfamiliar combinations of two or even three keys fast and frequently is asking for finger joint problems or RSI later in life.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ I work with developers that use the mouse with toolbar buttons to step through code in the VS debugger.
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^ On second thought, maybe I'll try and come up with a way of using two mice at the same time & eliminate the need for the keyboard altogether.
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.On August 2, 2005, Apple introduced their Mighty Mouse multi-button mouse, which has four independently-programmable buttons and a trackball-like "scroll ball" which allows the user to scroll in any direction.^ When you hold the middle mouse button (down by your thumb) it causes the track pointer to go into a scroll mode that you can use to scroll around documents.
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.Since the mouse uses touch-sensitive technology, users can treat it as a one-, two-, three-, or four-button mouse, as desired.^ Each item when used separately serve the cold mouse hand purpose, and when used together, the three items keep warmth and heat insulated inside the blanket pouch.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ Using unfamiliar combinations of two or even three keys fast and frequently is asking for finger joint problems or RSI later in life.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ I work with developers that use the mouse with toolbar buttons to step through code in the VS debugger.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

.More recently, Apple has released a mouse with no buttons, but instead the touch sensitivity of the new Multi-Touch trackpads.^ No more mousing around.
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^ FREE USA Shipping & No Sales Tax Visit the ValueRays ® Heated Computer Mouse for more details.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ I use some shortcuts for the actions I perform more often (no more than 10, I think), and my mouse for everything else.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

.Left and right click are available in their respective areas, but that space is also used when scrolling, since the mouse is simply one surface on the top.^ Did you ever notice after a long period of time on the computer, that your mouse hand (your right hand) is much colder than your left hand?
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ The quicklaunch area is much more awesome now too, since you can use Windows key + a number to launch shortcuts.
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^ Others feel simply unnatural to do -- where I'd rather enter a Cheat Code into a game of Contra than save a couple mouse clicks in some apps...
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The standard optics of the mighty mouse appear on the underside of the new Magic Mouse.
.Advocates of multiple-button mice argue that support for a single-button mouse often leads to clumsy workarounds in interfaces where a given object may have more than one appropriate action.^ More often than not, they don't.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ UltraMon if you use more than one monitor.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ Btw: usually, vims shortcut fit my way of thinking way more than the mouse could ever do.
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.One workaround was the double click, first used on the Apple Lisa, to allow both the "select" and "open" operation to be performed with a single button.^ Ointments that open the blood vessels (nitroglycerin ointment) are sometimes used on the sides of severely affected digits to allow increased blood supply and healing.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

.Several common workarounds exist, and some are specified by the Apple Human Interface Guidelines.^ "We’ve done a cool $50 million of R & D on the Apple Human Interface.
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.One such workaround (that favored on Apple platforms) has the user hold down one or more keys on the keyboard before pressing the mouse button (typically control on a Macintosh for contextual menus).^ The user: is he a mouse-user or a keyboard-user?
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^ There are certainly applications that are more efficient through the keyboard, some through the mouse, and some through both.
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^ Or maybe you mean thinking in terms of "which mouse button do I click" versus "which of these 104 keys do I press", but even Raskin himself admits the one-button mouse was a huge mistake in retrospect.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

This has the disadvantage that it requires that both the user's hands be engaged. .It also requires that the user perform actions on completely separate devices in concert; that is, holding a key on the keyboard while pressing a button on the mouse.^ The user: is he a mouse-user or a keyboard-user?
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^ Or maybe you mean thinking in terms of "which mouse button do I click" versus "which of these 104 keys do I press", but even Raskin himself admits the one-button mouse was a huge mistake in retrospect.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ (I usually use the context-menu key for that, keeps mousing and keyboarding mentally in tune.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

.This can be a difficult task for a disabled user, although can be remedied by allowing keys to stick so that they do not need to be pressed down.^ When I need to do a two key press, I have to hold down the meta key with one hand and then press the key with the other hand, loosing the benefit of keeping one hand on the mouse.
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Another involves the press-and-hold technique. In a press-and-hold, the user presses and holds the single button. After a certain period, software perceives the button press not as a single click but as a separate action. .This has two drawbacks: first, a slow user may press-and-hold inadvertently.^ When I need to do a two key press, I have to hold down the meta key with one hand and then press the key with the other hand, loosing the benefit of keeping one hand on the mouse.
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Second, the user must wait for the software to detect the click as a press-and-hold, otherwise the system might interpret the button-depression as a single click. .Furthermore, the remedies for these two drawbacks conflict with each other: the longer the lag time, the more the user must wait; and the shorter the lag time, the more likely it becomes that some user will accidentally press-and-hold when meaning to click.^ That doesn't increase the value of what I put on the screen, as you said, but it means I have that much more time to evaluate what I've done and make it better.
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^ Or maybe you mean thinking in terms of "which mouse button do I click" versus "which of these 104 keys do I press", but even Raskin himself admits the one-button mouse was a huge mistake in retrospect.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ When I need to do a two key press, I have to hold down the meta key with one hand and then press the key with the other hand, loosing the benefit of keeping one hand on the mouse.
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.Studies have found all of the above workarounds less usable than additional mouse buttons for experienced users.^ All this time, I thought I was the only one who believed using a keyboard is faster than using a mouse.
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^ Not as fast as using the mouse, but much more usable than the endless Tab parade.
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^ Use FireFox and download the All-In-One-Gestures add-on and start using mouse gestures instead of pressing those navigation buttons.
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[citation needed]
.While historically, most PC mice provided two or three buttons, only the primary button was standardized in use for MS-DOS and versions of Windows through 3.1x; support and functionality for additional buttons was application specific.^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ I know in firefox I can ctrl+tab through my open tabs and in editplus I can use F12 to toggle back and forward through the last tab in focus, but I am so used to hitting alt+tab that I do it constantly when I mean to switch application tabs not active windows.
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^ Using unfamiliar combinations of two or even three keys fast and frequently is asking for finger joint problems or RSI later in life.
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.However, in 1992, Borland released Quattro Pro for Windows (QPW), which used the right (or secondary) mouse button to bring up a context menu for the screen object clicked (an innovation previously used on the Xerox Alto, but new to most users).^ Computer users can get help with cold hands by using infrared heat computer gadgets; an infrared heat warm mouse, heated mouse pad and heated computer keyboard pad.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ If you have poor quality windows that don't help to retain heat, you will be using up more energy to produce the heat that is being lost constantly.
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Borland actively promoted the feature, advertising QPW as "The right choice", and the innovation was widely hailed as intuitive and simple. Other applications quickly followed suit, and the "right-click for properties" gesture was cemented as standard Windows UI behavior after it was implemented throughout Windows 95.
Unix and Unix-like operating systems
.Most machines running Unix or a Unix-like operating system run the X Window System which almost always encourages a three-button mouse.^ Due to musculature development and wrist size, women are almost three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome than men.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
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X numbers the buttons by convention. This allows user instructions to apply to mice or pointing devices that do not use conventional button placement. For example, a left-handed user may reverse the buttons, usually with a software setting. .With non-conventional button placement, user directions that say "left mouse button" or "right mouse button" are confusing.^ Did you ever notice after a long period of time on the computer, that your mouse hand (your right hand) is much colder than your left hand?
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ Help Guide Chuck Guide Chucky down the hill by moving your mouse left and right.

.The ground-breaking Xerox Parc Alto and Dorado computers from the mid-1970s used three-button mice, and each button was assigned a color.^ Three items used whenever we use a computer are the computer mouse, mouse pad and computer keyboard.
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^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

.Red was used for the left (or primary) button, yellow for the middle (secondary), and blue for the right (meta or tertiary).^ Like I mentioned it's getting worse, her right pinky began turning red then blue and is now in a stage of a charcoal black color.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

.This naming convention lives on in some Smalltalk environments, such as Squeak, and can be less confusing than the right, middle and left designations.^ Did you ever notice after a long period of time on the computer, that your mouse hand (your right hand) is much colder than your left hand?
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ My left hand is better than my right.
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^ When it's cold, I get some recurrence but much less than before the operations.
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Window managers that require a multi-button mouse device to be installed
  • 9wm - a three button mouse is required
  • aewm - a three button mouse is required
  • aewm++ - a three button mouse is required
  • evilwm - a three button mouse is required
  • mwm - a three button mouse is required
  • olwm - a two button mouse is required
  • openbox - a two button mouse is required
Window managers that do not require a mouse device in order to operate
  • awesome - provides full xkeys support and does not require a mouse
Acorn Computers
.Acorn's RISC OS based computers necessarily use all three mouse buttons throughout their WIMP based GUI. RISC OS refers to the three buttons (from left to right) as Select, Menu and Adjust.^ Three items used whenever we use a computer are the computer mouse, mouse pad and computer keyboard.
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^ Each item when used separately serve the cold mouse hand purpose, and when used together, the three items keep warmth and heat insulated inside the blanket pouch.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ The USB infrared heated, warm computer mouse is an efficient way to stay warm by using energy generated from the computer.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

.Select functions in the same way as the "Primary" mouse button in other operating systems.^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
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Menu will bring up a context-sensitive menu appropriate for the position of the mouse cursor, and this often provides the only means of activating this menu. This menu in most applications equates to the "Application Menu" found at the top of the screen in Mac OS, and underneath the window title under Microsoft Windows. Adjust serves for selecting multiple items in the "Filer" desktop, and for altering parameters of objects within applications – although its exact function usually depends on the programmer.

Additional buttons

Aftermarket manufacturers have long built mice with five or more buttons. .Depending on the user's preferences and software environment, the extra buttons may allow forward and backward web-navigation, scrolling through a browser's history, or other functions, including mouse related functions like quick-changing the mouse's resolution/sensitivity.^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
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^ Allow extra inches surrounding the mouse pad so your hand will have ample room to move inside the hand warmer.
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As with similar features in keyboards, however, not all software supports these functions. .The additional buttons become especially useful in computer gaming, where quick and easy access to a wide variety of functions (such as macros and dpi changes) can give a player an advantage.^ Losing the function of a hand can be devastating , especially when the hand is needed to work at the computer all day.
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.Because software can map mouse-buttons to virtually any function, keystroke, application or switch, extra buttons can make working with such a mouse more efficient and easier.^ Holding a warm mouse at home or at work can make a huge difference for hand pain and comfort when using the computer.
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^ If you use birth control pills, you may wish to switch to another method of contraception because these drugs affect your circulation and may make you more prone to attacks.
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^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
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In the matter of the number of buttons, Douglas Engelbart favored the view "as many as possible". The prototype that popularized the idea of three buttons as standard had that number only because "we could not find anywhere to fit any more switches".

Scroll wheel

The scroll wheel, a notably different form of mouse-button, consists of a small wheel that the user can rotate to provide immediate one-dimensional input. Usually, this input translates into "scrolling" up or down within the active window or GUI-element. The wheel is often – but not always – engineered with a detent to turn in short steps, rather than continuously, to allow the operator to more easily intuit how far they are scrolling. The scroll wheel nearly always includes a third (center) button, activated by pushing the wheel down into the mouse.
The scroll wheel can provide convenience, especially when navigating a long document. In conjunction with the control key (Ctrl), the mouse wheel may often be used for zooming in and out; applications that support this feature include Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Mulberry, and in Mac OS X, holding the control key while scrolling zooms in on the entire screen. .Some applications also allow the user to scroll left and right by pressing the shift key while using the mouse wheel.^ Did you ever notice after a long period of time on the computer, that your mouse hand (your right hand) is much colder than your left hand?
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^ Computer users can get help with cold hands by using infrared heat computer gadgets; an infrared heat warm mouse, heated mouse pad and heated computer keyboard pad.
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Manufacturers may refer to scroll-wheels by different names for branding purposes; Genius, for example, usually brand their scroll-wheel-equipped products "Netscroll".
Mouse Systems invented the scroll wheel in the early 1990s,[49] marketing it as the Mouse Systems ProAgio and Genius EasyScroll. .However, mainstream adoption of the scroll wheel mouse did not occur until Microsoft released the Microsoft IntelliMouse in 1996. It became a commercial success in 1997 when their Microsoft Office application suite and their Internet Explorer browser started supporting its wheel-scrolling feature.^ Visit GrammyJanetsPlace.blogspot.com and scroll the page until you see the Mouse Hand Warmer Mouse Pad Blanket Giveaway.
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[49] .Since then the scroll wheel has become a standard feature of many mouse models.^ It has the basic functions and characteristics of a standard mouse with the added feature of delivering heat to a cold mouse hand.
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^ It has many more functions compared to a standard mouse pad.
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Some mouse models have two wheels, or wheels that can be moved sideways (such as the MX Revolution), separately assigned to horizontal and vertical scrolling. .Designs exist which make use of a "rocker" button instead of a wheel – a pivoting button that a user can press at the top or bottom, simulating "up" and "down" respectively.^ Use a firm stroke as you sweep your hand up your leg or arm, and a lighter one as you sweep back down towards your hand or foot.
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A peculiar early example was a mouse by Saitek which had a joystick-style hatswitch on it.[citation needed]
A more recent form of mouse wheel is the tilt-wheel. Tilt wheels are essentially conventional mouse wheels that have been modified with a pair of sensors articulated to the tilting mechanism. These sensors are mapped, by default, to horizontal scrolling.

Scroll ball

A third variety of built-in scrolling device, the scroll ball, essentially consists of a trackball embedded in the upper surface of the mouse. .The user can scroll in all possible directions in very much the same way as with the actual mouse, and in some mice, can use it as a trackball.^ The USB infrared heated, warm computer mouse is an efficient way to stay warm by using energy generated from the computer.
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^ Using the computer mouse and keyboard with cold hands is very uncomfortable and at times very painful.
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^ Computer users can get help with cold hands by using infrared heat computer gadgets; an infrared heat warm mouse, heated mouse pad and heated computer keyboard pad.
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.Mice featuring a scroll ball include Apple's Mighty Mouse and the IOGEAR 4D Web Cruiser Optical Scroll Ball Mouse.^ It is an optical scrolling mouse with an accurate 800dpi.
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.IBM's ergonomics laboratory designed a mouse with a pointing stick in it,[50] envisioned to be used for scrolling, zooming or (with appropriate software) controlling a second mouse cursor.^ Design a warm ergonomic computer workstation using ValueRays® USB infrared heat computer accessories.
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^ There are probably hundreds of reasons why a person with a cold mouse hand, cold computer hands or hand pain should use USB heat ergonomic computer accessories.
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^ It is designed to use with ValueRays infrared heated computer mouse and ValueRays infrared heated mouse pad.
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Some mice, like some models by Genius, have an optical sensor instead of a wheel. This sensor allows to scroll in both horizontal and vertical directions.[51]

Mouse speed

.The computer industry often measures mouse sensitivity in terms of counts per inch (CPI), commonly expressed less correctly as dots per inch (DPI) – the number of steps the mouse will report when it moves one inch.^ A standard USB heated computer keyboard pad measures about 16 inches long, 3 inches wide and has a height of about 3/4" tall.
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^ Allow extra inches surrounding the mouse pad so your hand will have ample room to move inside the hand warmer.
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^ A standard heated mouse pad measures about 10" x 10" with a height of about .5 inch.
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In early mice, this specification was called pulses per inch (ppi).[13] .If the default mouse-tracking condition involves moving the cursor by one screen-pixel or dot on-screen per reported step, then the CPI does equate to DPI: dots of cursor motion per inch of mouse motion.^ Allow extra inches surrounding the mouse pad so your hand will have ample room to move inside the hand warmer.
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The CPI or DPI as reported by manufacturers depends on how they make the mouse; the higher the CPI, the faster the cursor moves with mouse movement. However, software can adjust the mouse sensitivity, making the cursor move faster or slower than its CPI. Current software can change the speed of the cursor dynamically, taking into account the mouse's absolute speed and the movement from the last stop-point. In most software this setting is named "speed" – referring to "cursor precision". However, some software names this setting "acceleration", but this term is in fact incorrect. The mouse acceleration, in the majority of mouse software, refers to the setting allowing the user to modify the cursor acceleration – the change in speed of the cursor over time while the mouse movement is constant.
For simple software, when the mouse starts to move, the software will count the number of "counts" received from the mouse and will move the cursor across the screen by that number of pixels (or multiplied by a rate factor, typically less than 1). The cursor will move slowly on the screen, having a good precision. .When the movement of the mouse passes the value set for "threshold", the software will start to move the cursor more quickly, with a greater rate factor.^ Homeowners will start to feel warmer and more comfortable very quickly.
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Usually, the user can set the value of the second rate factor by changing the "acceleration" setting.
Operating systems sometimes apply acceleration, referred to as "ballistics",[citation needed] to the motion reported by the mouse. For example, versions of Windows prior to Windows XP doubled reported values above a configurable threshold, and then optionally doubled them again above a second configurable threshold.[citation needed] These doublings applied separately in the X and Y directions, resulting in very nonlinear response..July 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Starting with Windows XP and for many OS versions for Apple Macintosh, computers use a ballistics calculation that compensates for screen-resolution in a slightly different way, which affects the way the mouse feels.^ The USB infrared heated, warm computer mouse is an efficient way to stay warm by using energy generated from the computer.
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^ ValueRays heated computer gadgets and mouse hand warmers connect to the computer using an USB port.
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^ Hand Therapy: 10 Reasons to Use a Heated Mouse If you or someone you know suffers with cold hand pain associated with computer use, this article is for you.
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[citation needed] Ballistics are further affected by the choice of driver software.
A good mouse can have up to 1000 Hz polling frequency.

Accessories

Mousepad

Engelbart's original mouse did not require a mousepad;[52] the mouse had two large wheels which could roll on virtually any surface. However, most subsequent mechanical mice starting with the steel roller ball mouse have required a mousepad for optimal performance.
.The mousepad, the most common mouse accessory, appears most commonly in conjunction with mechanical mice, because in order to roll smoothly, the ball requires more friction than common desk surfaces usually provide.^ When it comes to a cold mouse hand there's nothing more effective than an infrared heated mouse and infrared heated mouse pad.
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So-called "hard mousepads" for gamers or optical/laser mice also exist.
.Although most optical and laser mice do not require a pad, some users find that using a mousepad provides more comfort and less jitter of the cursor on the display.^ Computer users can get help with cold hands by using infrared heat computer gadgets; an infrared heat warm mouse, heated mouse pad and heated computer keyboard pad.
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^ ValueRays® ergonomic computer accessories provide infrared heat therapy using infrared heaters in the comfort of your home or office.
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.October 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Whether to use a hard or soft mousepad with an optical mouse is largely a matter of personal preference.^ Can be used with corded or optical mouse.
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^ The loss of the use of a person's computer mouse hand due to arthritis and poor circulation can make everyday computer tasks painful and dreadful.
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^ I conducted a 4 week study using a mouse hand warmer blanket, an infrared heated mouse and infrared heated mouse pad with a person who suffers with arthritis and poor circulation of the computer mouse hand.
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One exception occurs when the desk surface creates problems for the optical or laser tracking, for example, a transparent or reflective surface. .Other cases may involve keeping desk or table surfaces free of scratches and deterioration; when the grain pattern on the surface causes inaccurate tracking of the cursor, or when the mouse-user desires a more comfortable mousing surface to work on and reduced collection of debris under the mouse.^ In rare cases, cold hands can be caused by more serious problems such as heart disease, arthritic disorders, or diseases that affect the circulatory system, but these causes are generally associated with other symptoms.
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^ That is why when you have an infrared system installed, the actual room temperature may appear to be lower when compared to other more conventional systems.
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^ Keep your keyboard level at your desk, and be sure to take advantage of any wrist friendly keyboards or other equipment that might be in the office.
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[citation needed]

Foot covers

.Mouse foot-covers (or foot-pads) consists of low-friction or polished plastic.^ The blanket is made of fleece and covers the computer user's hand completely creating a warm house for the mouse and mouse pad.
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^ The warm mouse pad operates on a safe, low voltage and generates soothing heated mouse pad warmth.
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This makes the mouse glide with less resistance over a surface. .Some higher quality models have teflon feet to reduce friction even further.^ People who are constantly nervous often have cold hands, particularly if they smoke which further reduces circulation to the hands and feet.
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Mice in the marketplace

.Around 1981 Xerox included mice with its Xerox Star, based on the mouse used in the 1970s on the Alto computer at Xerox PARC.^ I conducted a 4 week study using a mouse hand warmer blanket, an infrared heated mouse and infrared heated mouse pad with a person who suffers with arthritis and poor circulation of the computer mouse hand.
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^ There are probably hundreds of reasons why a person with a cold mouse hand, cold computer hands or hand pain should use USB heat ergonomic computer accessories.
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^ It is designed to use with ValueRays infrared heated computer mouse and ValueRays infrared heated mouse pad.
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.Sun Microsystems, Symbolics, Lisp Machines Inc., and Tektronix also shipped workstations with mice, starting in about 1981. Later, inspired by the Star, Apple Computer released the Apple Lisa, which also used a mouse.^ The USB infrared heated, warm computer mouse is an efficient way to stay warm by using energy generated from the computer.
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^ ValueRays heated computer gadgets and mouse hand warmers connect to the computer using an USB port.
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^ Hand Therapy: 10 Reasons to Use a Heated Mouse If you or someone you know suffers with cold hand pain associated with computer use, this article is for you.
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However, none of these products achieved large-scale success. .Only with the release of the Apple Macintosh in 1984 did the mouse see widespread use.^ Also see: Amapedia eBay Guides Press Release at PRweb Labels: cold hands , cold mouse hand , hand warmer , heated mouse , heated mouse pad , infrared heat , infrared mouse , infrared mouse pad , mouse hand warmer , mouse warmer , valuerays , warm mouse , warm mouse pad .
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.The Macintosh design, commercially successful and technically influential, led many other vendors to begin producing mice or including them with their other computer products (in 1985, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Windows 1.0, and GEOS for the Commodore 64).^ While you are at it, take a look at other heated computer products, too.
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The widespread adoption of graphical user interfaces in the software of the 1980s and 1990s made mice all but indispensable for controlling computers.
In November 2008, Logitech built their billionth mouse.[53]

Mice in gaming

.Mice often function as an interface for PC-based computer games and sometimes for video game consoles.^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
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They often appear in combination with the keyboard.

First-person shooters

Logitech G5 Laser Mouse designed for gaming
.Due to the cursor-like nature of the crosshairs in first-person shooter (FPS), a combination of mouse and keyboard provides a popular way to play FPS games.^ Many people suffer from hand and arm injuries due to overusing the computer mouse hand and keyboard hands.
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^ With the mouse hand warm, the keyboard hands are still an issue for the person who suffers with cold hands.
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.Players use the X-axis of the mouse for looking (or turning) left and right, leaving the Y-axis for looking up and down.^ Use a firm stroke as you sweep your hand up your leg or arm, and a lighter one as you sweep back down towards your hand or foot.
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^ Did you ever notice after a long period of time on the computer, that your mouse hand (your right hand) is much colder than your left hand?
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The left button usually controls primary fire. Many gamers prefer this primarily in FPS games over a gamepad or joypad because it allows them to look around easily, quickly and accurately. If the game supports multiple fire-modes, the right button often provides secondary fire from the selected weapon. The right button may also provide bonus options for a particular weapon, such as allowing access to the scope of a sniper rifle or allowing the mounting of a bayonet or silencer.
Gamers can use a scroll wheel for changing weapons, or for controlling scope-zoom magnification. .On most FPS games, programming may also assign more functions to additional buttons on mice with more than three controls.^ Due to musculature development and wrist size, women are almost three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome than men.
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^ The warm mouse has two buttons and three functions, and it works with any PC, Mac or Notebook style computer.
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A keyboard usually controls movement (for example, WASD, for moving forward, left, backward and right, respectively) and other functions such as changing posture. Since the mouse serves for aiming, a mouse that tracks movement accurately and with less lag (latency) will give a player an advantage over players with less accurate or slower mice.
An early technique of players, circle strafing, saw a player continuously strafing while aiming and shooting at an opponent by walking in circle around the opponent with the opponent at the center of the circle. Players could achieve this by holding down a key for strafing while continuously aiming the mouse towards the opponent.
.Games using mice for input have such a degree of popularity that many manufacturers, such as Logitech, Cyber Snipa and Razer USA Ltd, make peripherals such as mice and keyboards specifically for gaming.^ Treatment involves symptomatic relief using herbal medicines such as Chilli & Comfrey Cream and Ginger to promote peripheral blood flow.
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Such mice may feature adjustable weights, high-resolution optical or laser components, additional buttons, ergonomic shape, and other features such as adjustable DPI.

Invert mouse setting

.Many games, such as first- or third-person shooters, have a setting named "invert mouse" or similar (not to be confused with "button inversion", sometimes performed by left-handed users) which allows the user to look downward by moving the mouse forward and upward by moving the mouse backward (the opposite of non-inverted movement).^ My first attack was only in my hands, which turned such a dark blue that it was almost black.
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^ The Mouse Hand Warmer® is a pouch made of fleece fabric and a non-slip surface.
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^ Look on the internet for mouse hand warmers for sale or better yet, make your own simple warmer for your cold mouse hand and save yourself $30.
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.This control system resembles that of aircraft control sticks, where pulling back causes pitch up and pushing forward causes pitch down; computer joysticks also typically emulate this control-configuration.^ Use a firm stroke as you sweep your hand up your leg or arm, and a lighter one as you sweep back down towards your hand or foot.
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.After id Software's Doom, the game that popularized FPS games but which did not support vertical aiming with a mouse (the y-axis served for forward/backward movement), competitor 3D Realms' Duke Nukem 3D became one of the first games that supported using the mouse to aim up and down.^ Each item when used separately serve the cold mouse hand purpose, and when used together, the three items keep warmth and heat insulated inside the blanket pouch.
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^ The cold hand help is enhanced when the products are used in combination with one another and with a mouse hand warmer blanket.
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^ Use a firm stroke as you sweep your hand up your leg or arm, and a lighter one as you sweep back down towards your hand or foot.
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It and other games using the Build engine had an option to invert the Y-axis. .The "invert" feature actually made the mouse behave in a manner that users now regard as non-inverted (by default, moving mouse forward resulted in looking down).^ Made in the USA by IGMproduct.com, the Mouse Hand Warmer is now available at BuyAmericanMart.com .
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^ The blanket is made of fleece and covers the computer user's hand completely creating a warm house for the mouse and mouse pad.
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^ The Mouse Hand Warmer® is a pouch made of fleece fabric and a non-slip surface.
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Soon after, id Software released Quake, which introduced the invert feature as users now know it. Other games using the Quake engine have come on the market following this standard, likely due to the overall popularity of Quake.

Home consoles

.In 1988 the educational video game system, the VTech Socrates, featured a wireless mouse with an attached mouse pad as an optional controller used for some games.^ I conducted a 4 week study using a mouse hand warmer blanket, an infrared heated mouse and infrared heated mouse pad with a person who suffers with arthritis and poor circulation of the computer mouse hand.
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^ It is designed to use with ValueRays infrared heated computer mouse and ValueRays infrared heated mouse pad.
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^ To keep your cold computer hands warm, use infrared heated mouse , mouse pad , keyboard pad and mouse hand warmer blanket.
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In the early 1990s the Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game system featured a mouse in addition to its controllers. The Mario Paint game in particular used the mouse's capabilities, as did its successor on the Nintendo 64. Sega released official mice for their Genesis/Mega Drive, Saturn and Dreamcast consoles. NEC sold official mice for its PC Engine and PC-FX consoles. .Sony Computer Entertainment released an official mouse product for the PlayStation console, and included one along with the Linux for PlayStation 2 kit.^ One winner will receive a Mouse Hand Warmer from IGM Products .
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ The cold hand help is enhanced when the products are used in combination with one another and with a mouse hand warmer blanket.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ Going here then leaving a comment stating the name of one item that IGM Products will be releasing soon.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

However, users can attach virtually any USB mouse to the PlayStation 2 console. In addition the PlayStation 3 also fully supports USB mice. Recently the Wii also has this latest development added on in a recent software update.

See also

Notes

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