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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Agharta » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:11 pm

Li-rocchi wrote:Not because of the GF, but I can definiteyly see the advantage of a silent mouse in the studio.
For the people that suggested that his GF was being unreasonable, if the tables were turned and you were making music on your PC and the GF was making a small amount of noise that was distracting you I expect you’d ask her to be quieter without thinking you were being unreasonable. It works both ways fellows otherwise you end up with.. :round1:
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:01 pm

Li-rocchi wrote:If anyone does manage to locate a retailer who does the Thanko linked to above (or any other silent mouse), I'd be interested to know as well. Not because of the GF, but I can definiteyly see the advantage of a silent mouse in the studio.

If you fancy a little DIY you could do worse than following this set of instructions:

http://www.abclinuxu.cz/blog/hajma/2005/3/23/81023


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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby DRUMZ » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:45 pm

Agharta wrote:
Li-rocchi wrote:Not because of the GF, but I can definiteyly see the advantage of a silent mouse in the studio.
For the people that suggested that his GF was being unreasonable, if the tables were turned and you were making music on your PC and the GF was making a small amount of noise that was distracting you I expect you’d ask her to be quieter without thinking you were being unreasonable. It works both ways fellows otherwise you end up with.. :round1:
Question what is so creative about watching TV?
Knock a guy out?What real woman would put herself with a guy she can beat up?LOL Anyways she ain't complaining when she's dancing to the music and/or a cheque comes in.I'm pretty sure she knew the deal before she got into it. ;)
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Agharta » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:57 pm

cmdr_hb wrote:Question what is so creative about watching TV?
I was expecting this sort of response from someone judging by the tone of some of the replies. It’s a classic egocentric viewpoint which says that what I do is more important than what you do and has to justify itself by belittling the other person’s pastime.
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby IvanSC » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:13 pm

Agharta wrote:
cmdr_hb wrote:Question what is so creative about watching TV?
I was expecting this sort of response from someone judging by the tone of some of the replies. It’s a classic egocentric viewpoint which says that what I do is more important than what you do and has to justify itself by belittling the other person’s pastime.
So how do you feel about my comment on televisions in the bedroom?
That is either a solution or yet another problem, of course.
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Agharta » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:24 pm

IvanSC wrote:but you don`t mind having a telly in the bedroom and keeping him/her awake when they are trying to sleep? (grin)

IvanSC wrote:So how do you feel about my comment on televisions in the bedroom? That is either a solution or yet another problem, of course.
I have no opinion as it’s up to individuals to negotiate a solution for their particular tastes and living environment. All these examples boil down to the same thing for me which is that living with people is easier if you respect each others’ viewpoints, communicate openly and don’t act selfishly or unreasonably.
I can’t say whether the mouse in question is being used in an insensitive way as I don’t know the precise details of the scenario in which it’s being clicked.
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Sosabba » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:29 pm

Dale Campbell wrote:I personally feel that Paul Whites Leader column is getting a bit behind the times. We should petition to have it replaced with a relationship advice/agony aunt column (Paul could still write it of course).
And perhaps the following month readers answers could be printed maybe with a synopsis of the advice by Hugh?

Its a winner I think.



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My vote goes to Agharta as the potential writer of the column..."Aghartany Aunt" perhaps. He is, after all, very fair in what he is saying, and is considering all angles and possibilities in an attempt to resolve friction. Not bad for a musician. In fact, not bad for a human being in this day and age!

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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:43 pm

No-one was interested in trying my DIY solution then? ;)


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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby IvanSC » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:33 pm

Agharta wrote:
IvanSC wrote:but you don`t mind having a telly in the bedroom and keeping him/her awake when they are trying to sleep? (grin)

IvanSC wrote:So how do you feel about my comment on televisions in the bedroom? That is either a solution or yet another problem, of course.
I have no opinion as it’s up to individuals to negotiate a solution for their particular tastes and living environment. All these examples boil down to the same thing for me which is that living with people is easier if you respect each others’ viewpoints, communicate openly and don’t act selfishly or unreasonably.
I can’t say whether the mouse in question is being used in an insensitive way as I don’t know the precise details of the scenario in which it’s being clicked.

(grin) so you`re not a relationship counsellor, you`re a divorce lawyer!
Where`s my shotgun....?
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Agharta » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:05 pm

IvanSC wrote:(grin) so you`re not a relationship counsellor, you`re a divorce lawyer! Where`s my shotgun....?
Almost right; I’m a divorce lawyer by day and a relationship counsellor by night. I have to wear a disguise in the evenings so that my legal clients don’t recognise me from earlier in the day. Not that I’m biased towards pushing them towards divorce of course as being a lawyer I uphold the strong ethical base of that noble profession. :ooo:
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby recordplay » Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:13 pm

it would be useful for radio stations, We've got a trackerball at our station, but you still hear it clicking if you listen carefully
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby thushara25 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:41 am

_Nuno_ wrote:This mouse is supposed to be silent, according to on-line reviews. It's very expensive but probably worth the price in order to avoid trouble at home. I'm not sure it's available in Europe though.


No, you find a silent mouse in good price, like emopeak silent wireless mouse, it only $12.98. it is a great mouse for use in an office environment.
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Mixedup » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:48 pm

I'd go for a good trackpad, set up to tap for left click, two fingered tap for right click... And if you don't get on with navigating by trackpad, I'd use a mouse for that, and use the trackpad as a huge but silent mouse button. :headbang:
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Mixedup » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:48 pm

Ah... I see I'm commenting on a more-than-decade-old post :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:57 pm

Indeed... funny what things people can find and respond to when they have a link to promote... but it's a useful thread with useful recommendation, nonetheless.
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby wireman » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:02 pm

comradec wrote:Does anyone know of a commercially available computer mouse that doesn't actually click? I mean one that works, obviously.

Alternatively, don't use a mouse...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/keyboard_mouse/computer/win/win7/index.shtml
https://www.amazon.co.uk/USB-Foot-Switch-Keyboard-Pedal/dp/B008MU0TBU
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby CS70 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:07 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Indeed... funny what things people can find and respond to when they have a link to promote... but it's a useful thread with useful recommendation, nonetheless.

Well I've gotta thank thushara25 anyways - this gotta be one of the funniest thread I've read in years on SOS.

I wonder if comradec's partnership is still going strong or not.. :D
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby ef37a » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:19 pm

I have one of theses: https://www.johnlewis.com/microsoft-all ... lsrc=aw.ds

Got mine ages ago from Sainsburys, uses two AAA cells which apparently last for ever. Comes with a tiny dongle.

I got mine to replace a wired kbd and mouse for a computer in my living room. The trackpad does not 'click' as such but makes a very quiet, dull thud. Quieter even than the buttons on my HP laptop.

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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby BJG145 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:40 am

To be fair, there's only one thing that annoys me more than necroposting, and that's clicky mice. I was rummaging through a box of them in my office the other day trying to find the quietest one, but they're all rubbish. I'm really surprised no-one has come up with a good cheap one.

(Forums oughta have a control for preventing new users from bumping old threads.)
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Re: Silent mouse - is there such a thing?

Postby ef37a » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:23 am

BJG145 wrote:To be fair, there's only one thing that annoys me more than necroposting, and that's clicky mice. I was rummaging through a box of them in my office the other day trying to find the quietest one, but they're all rubbish. I'm really surprised no-one has come up with a good cheap one.

(Forums oughta have a control for preventing new users from bumping old threads.)

Oo! I don't know? SOME people take great pleasure in pointing out that one of us has been 'fooled'. They probably don't get out much?

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