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Bluetooth Mighty Mouse

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Apple has submitted a filing with the FCC for the Bluetooth version of its single-button right-clickable mouse, the Mighty Mouse. The new mouse will be exactly the same as the current Mighty Mouse except for its wireless feature. The mouse comes with a single button that does both left-click and right-click duties. One omni-directional pointing ball in the middle allows you to scroll in any direction.

The new Mighty Mouse uses two standard AA batteries and will be compatible with OS X 10.4.6 and later. Some users reported that the Mighty Mouse had some issues with right clicking, and often times the single fat button would click both sides of the mouse. It is unclear whether or not this has been addressed.

No release date is set for the new Bluetooth Mighty Mouse -- currently codenamed M6, but judging from the FCC filing, the new mouse is expected to be announced during Apple's WWDC conference during August 7th to 11th. Apple is also expected to make an announcement about its upcoming pro-level desktops -- speculated to be called the Mac Pro -- as well as server platforms based on Intel's Woodcrest Xeon processors during WWDC.


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Wrong
By Tegeril on 7/24/2006 6:28:37 PM , Rating: 2
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Some users reported that the Mighty Mouse had some issues with right clicking, and often times the single fat button would click both sides of the mouse. It is unclear whether or not this has been addressed.


This was not an issue of right clicking and having the single button click both sides of the mouse. It is an issue of the mouse working differently than people expect, which is why it is so terrible. To properly right click, you actually have to raise your left click finger off of the surface of the mouse.

That was the issue.




RE: Wrong (Source)
By Tegeril on 7/24/2006 6:37:23 PM , Rating: 3
From: http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/di...

quote:
Even the lightest touches on the left side of the mouse registers a "button 1" event in Xev and keeping your finger millimeters off the surface during a click generates a "button 3" (right) click event. I personally believe that the logic chip checks the value of the left sensor when the mini switch is depressed (remember, this same switch is depressed regardless of which side you click on). If the left sensor registers any contact, a left-click event is dispatched and if the left sensor is not depressed, you can infer that the user is pushing on the right side.


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