[Coco] OT: Graphics tablet instead of mouse?
aawolfe at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 22:21:03 EDT 2009
On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 7:45 PM, Frank Swygert <farna at att.net> wrote:
> I don't belong to any other "computer geek" groups, so hope no one minds
> this question too much.
> I was looking for a touch pad to use with a computer (let's pretend I'm
> going to run a CoCo emulator on it...) instead of a mouse due mainly to
> space restrictions. Couldn't find one (didn't look real hard...), but did
> run across some rather cheap ($20) 4x3" graphics pads (
> http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=WP4030&cat=MOU). The working are
> is 4x3, the pad is actually about 6x5", just a little smaller than a mouse
> pad, but then the cords not dragging around and such.
> Anyone used something similar in place of a mouse? The description says
> "all mouse functions". I've found an article or two alluding to using one in
> place of a mouse, but nothing direct. Most are in reference to photo
> editing, which isn't what I want to do. One did mention that it was good for
> carpal tunnel sufferers as there was less wrist movement (but more arm
I use a trackball for similar reasons (uses little space on the desk, helps
with carpal tunnel/wrist fatigue).
Most trackballs are god-awful, but the Kensington Expert Mouse is absolutely
wonderful. Its the kind of thing you either love or hate I think.
> If you don't want to continue this thread on the CoCo List by all means
> send me an e-mail instead!
> Frank Swygert
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