2 mice/cursors 1 computer
February 8, 2006 9:45 AM Subscribe
Has anyone ever added two mice/cursors to one computer? Can I get that on my computer today?
posted by ejhdigdug to computers & internet (20 answers total)
Ever sense I was first introduced to a computer, I've alwayse thought it was just a matter of time before someone added a second mouse to the computer. I mean I have two hands after all. I'm still surprised that no one has done this yet. Or have they? I thought this would be a good question for MetaFilter. Has anyone ever added a second mouse to a computer and try sell it to the public? Is there any way I could add a second mouse to my computer right now? (It's Windows)
I think a second mouse would be extremely useful. I could keep one cursor on the tools and the other actually doing the work, that way I could switch tools without having to take time to drag to the tool bar and back. Or I could use both mice to stretch things apart. Or use one to open new applications while the other closes one. Any thoughts on that?
Like others have said you only get one pointer which either input can move. The Z axis applications I was referring to also only have one pointer but the second mouse controls the Z axis independent of the x/y axes controlled by the primary mouse. The Z axis control is probably only useful on computers equiped with stereo screens (by either shutter glasses or double sync shutter screens).posted by Mitheral at 9:49 AM on February 9, 2006