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: Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
: Howdy All: I am somewhat of a beginner at drafting
: and graphics. Have been having trouble...well, mostly
: frustration... with the mouse. With the standard one
: the ball inside slips making the cursor response sketchy
: More than once I've thought
: about trying to see if that little ball inside
: there bounces. Does anyone use a better mouse? I know of
: the turbomouse but would it be good with Autocad or other
: graphics programs?
The ball usually isn't the problem. Remove it, then scrape off the
"gunk" from the two rollers (vertical and horizontal control) and the
spring-loaded "idler" roller (control tension). Best way is to
dismantle the mouse - four screws.
A better "hand" mouse is ball-less ;-), using optical tracking. More
expensive but never any trouble.
For drawing, though, a "pen" mouse would be best. It's like a big ball
point pen, held with the fingers (my wife uses one for clothes design).
Check your local computer shop or mail order catalog.
Hope this helps.