After the installation of the mouse & the software,
the mouse worked like any other mouse (with a scroll
wheel). The only
difference is that when you have to move your mouse
around the table, you do not have to deal with the wires
involved. At 400
dpi resolution, the movement of the mouse for most
applications is smooth. I
suppose it will be a plus for the Quakers and FPS
shape of the mouse provides for a comfortable grip, with
its size just right for my palm.
the digital communications between the mouse and the
receiver can be affected by the monitor and the
placement of the receiver, in my case, my Viewsonic E771
monitor and the placement of the receiver on the top
left corner of the monitor.
At my normal desktop resolution of 1024*768*32
bits (under Matrox drivers), the mouse works fine.
However, if the drivers get switched to “Standard
VGA” at 640*480*16 colours (i.e., windows default
driver & resolution), the mouse becomes a bit flaky
in its movement. Moving
the receiver away from the monitor helps or changing the
communications channel can also help improve the mouse
suppose placement of the receiver away from the monitor
would solve most of these kinds of problems.
wife and I love the scroll wheel. In fact, you get so
used to having it that unconsciously your index finger
searches for it even when you are using the standard
mouse (as in my office).
The scroll lock function is pretty cool too,
especially if you belong to the people with the nth
degree of laziness. For those who are not familiar with
this AutoScroll function, what happens is that when you
depress the scroll wheel, a little buttons appears on
screen so that now you can actually scroll up and down
your document or web page by merely moving the mouse up
and down. The slight drawback, though, is the speed is a
bit jerky and the movement up and down is a little less
refined compared to the scroll wheel. But I guess it is
a matter of user preference and habit.