Keyboard vs mouse

View Poll Results: Which input device do you use the most ??
Keyboard 97 75.78%
Mouse 31 24.22%
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# 1  
Old 06-30-2008
Keyboard vs mouse

Which Input device do you use the most ?
for me... keyboard ofcourse !!
# 2  
Old 07-01-2008
Interesting question. There are a ton of things that you cannot do without a mouse in Windows (which is the OS I use most of the time). Yet I use the keyboard a lot more than others.

But the mouse still comes up tops I think...
# 3  
Old 07-01-2008
rarely touch the mouse and will do anything i can to avoid it
# 4  
Old 07-01-2008
The unix system I use doesn't have a GUI, so, obviously, it's all keyboard.

I access it thru a PC using a terminal emulator. When I'm doing other PC stuff, I tend to use the mouse - but that's because I hate PCs.

When I use my Mac, I tend to learn and use the keyboard shortcuts so I can avoid using the mouse.

Nothing against the mouse, it's just easier and quicker to type rather than mouse.
# 5  
Old 07-01-2008
This thread and poll assumes that a mouse is even available. This century I have tended to use notebooks/laptops which have a touchpad and funny little joystick thingie embedded in the keyboard. I also have a cool keyboard with a roller ball... it works great, unlike those stupid roller ball based mice (mouses?). I don't have a touch screen any more and it's been a long time since I've seen a lightpen, but I'll bet that there other options.

Actually, I have heard about a mouse-like thing that you just wave through the air. Via internal gyros, it figures out what you want to do. Has anyone used that thing yet?

Last edited by Perderabo; 07-01-2008 at 02:54 PM.. Reason: Omitted a key word....
# 6  
Old 07-01-2008
How does it figure out what you want to do?! Pretty cool...
# 7  
Old 07-01-2008
Sorry, blowtorch. I left one work out of my post and it changed the tone. I have only "heard" of this thing never used one. But here is a link:,en
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