Curb find: A4 Tech Optical GreatEye Wheelmouse

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green-squid

22 Oct 2017, 16:11

I found this interesting mouse on the curb while going home from the flea market. Thought I'd share it. It has some things going for it, but the scrollwheels are a bit too stiff

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Quick fix for a broken plastic piece
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Compared to my daily driver mouse

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rich1051414

22 Oct 2017, 16:17

Double scroll wheel? Why? What does the other do?

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green-squid

22 Oct 2017, 16:20

rich1051414 wrote: Double scroll wheel? Why? What does the other do?
I don't know. it does the same up-down scrolling as the first one.

Findecanor

22 Oct 2017, 21:43

No difference in speed?

I think that maybe one of them could scroll left-to-right when using special drivers.

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ohaimark
Kingpin

22 Oct 2017, 22:03

I had one that used a second horizontal scroll wheel. Worked without drivers too. That was a fad in the late 90s when webpages were starting to outgrow screen resolutions.

Edit: I hate autocorrect.

rich1051414

24 Oct 2017, 03:57

With a name like "GreatEye" I assumed the other one held the Ctrl key down when scrolling, acting as a zoom. If they both scroll normally, that seems asinine.

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