View Poll Results: What device(s) do you use for mouse cursor control?

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  • Mouse

    4 57.14%
  • Trackball

    3 42.86%
  • Touchpad

    1 14.29%
  • Pen & tablet

    2 28.57%
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    1 14.29%
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    Pointing devices

    To control the mouse cursor, I mainly use a two-button trackball on my own compy, but I'm also adept at using a mouse as needed and also a touchpad as needed. I also have a pen and tablet, but I rarely use it.

    What mouse cursor input device(s) do you use? Vote in the poll, and post about it if you like.
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    Seeing as I mainly play FPS games I rarely use anything other than a mouse. There's not really any other alternatives.

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    I use a mouse. On my tablet computer I use my fingers and a stylus. I will use a trackpad IF I have to, like using a laptop on my actual lap in a place where I can't easily use a mouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrawnus View Post
    Seeing as I mainly play FPS games I rarely use anything other than a mouse. There's not really any other alternatives.
    For something like browsing I just use keyboard and mouse, but for all of my games I use the Steam Controller. I have issues with using a mouse and keyboard for games, especially anything like a FPS. It's also handy for browsing websites when I'm up and walking.

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    Finger controls my mouse. Along with the rest of my hand and arm.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrawnus View Post
    Seeing as I mainly play FPS games I rarely use anything other than a mouse. There's not really any other alternatives.
    Once you're used to them, trackballs work great for computer games. I got easily the highest scores on the Archery game on the old Tweb using a trackball, and that required rapid and fine pointer control. I've been using a trackball at home and work for over 2 decades now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    Finger controls my mouse. Along with the rest of my hand and arm.

    You iPad junkie, you.


    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Once you're used to them, trackballs work great for computer games. I got easily the highest scores on the Archery game on the old Tweb using a trackball, and that required rapid and fine pointer control. I've been using a trackball at home and work for over 2 decades now.
    Having been using a trackball myself for the last 7 years or so, it sure does make the arcade version of Missile Command much easier than using a mouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by my sunshine
    You iPad junkie, you.
    There is no mouse on my ipad. Just fingers.

    I also control my mouse on my lappy with my fingers.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    There is no mouse on my ipad. Just fingers.

    I also control my mouse on my lappy with my fingers.

    You should try controlling your finger with yer brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Once you're used to them, trackballs work great for computer games. I got easily the highest scores on the Archery game on the old Tweb using a trackball, and that required rapid and fine pointer control. I've been using a trackball at home and work for over 2 decades now.
    The mode I use on my Steam Controller is basically a combination of a trackball and touchpad. With the haptic feedback on it even feels like there is a little trackball spinning inside the controller. For my situation it is by far the best device to use.

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