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How long did it take you to switch your mousing hand? Is it worth it?

My right side is developing RSI and pinched nerve symptoms more and more, so in addition to ordering a better keyboard and mouse I also am trying to switch to using my left hand for mousing, to rest my right (dominant) side. However, trying this now with my normal mouse, I want to punch in the computer after a little while. How long did it take for you switch mousing hands, if you've done it, and was it worth it? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Aug 6, 2014 - 33 answers

Linen and toy storage for a rustic cabin

We need linen and toy storage for our rustic cabin - must be mouse and spider proof! Also, easy for infrequent cabin users to understand. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by jillithd on Aug 3, 2014 - 23 answers

How do I get rid of mousie?

Pestfilter -- Intermittent mouse smell coming from behind impossible-to-block-off radiator -- with bonus bug problem! [more inside]
posted by custard heart on Jun 2, 2014 - 6 answers

I got a plasticised-wire thing came with my USB Mouse. What is it?

OK, this is odd: I recently bought (online) a little (portable/spare) USB Mouse (fitted with a spring-loaded, self-retracting cable-tidier). Fine. The mouse arrived today, along with a Yellow, Plasticised-wire (pipe-cleaner type thing), which has a cute duck face at the end of it, and a strange forked-tail. No other explanation. (Easter, perhaps?!), but I suspect it's some kind of mouse cradle to hang off a laptop... I don't get how this might be used, but wondered if anyone here could explain what it was / it's proper usage to me. Ta
posted by Dub on Apr 10, 2014 - 11 answers

How do I make my mouse's scrollwheel work windows-esque on a mac?

When I use a mouse with a scrollwheel on the mac, the scrolling doesn't work like I'm used to in windows. Specifically, if I scroll one click of the wheel, it scrolls an infinitesimal amount (looks like one pixel height). I've never looked specifically at what the Windows behavior is, but I think it's three lines per scroll click. Is there any way to change this to be what I'm used to?
posted by Pacrand on Feb 19, 2014 - 7 answers

Battlestation: Multiple desktops and monitors but 1 keyboard and 1 mouse

Hi, I have 1 keyboard, 1 mouse, and two desktop computers to use with a 3-monitor setup. I would like to know the best way to use a triple monitor setup where I can click a button and switch back and forth between desktop A and desktop B for the single keyboard/mouse and the monitors. Consolidating files onto one machine is not an option. Are there devices or hubs I could plug the keyboard/mouse/monitors and desktops into that can do this? Amazon links would be great.
posted by furious on Feb 5, 2014 - 14 answers

Started to install a printer, and bricked my laptop!

Help! My family member ask me to help install a printer (a Lexmark x5470) on her laptop. I installed the drivers and then, when I restarted the computer the MOUSE AND KEYBOARD DONT WORK. I can't login! I can't do anything! It even happens in safe mode, I am running windows 7 family premium, 64 bit on an hp laptop. Help me not ruin Christmas,
posted by cacofonie on Dec 21, 2013 - 9 answers

My hands and wrists hurt. Help?

My hands and my wrists really hurt doing any activity that engages them, I don't see my doctor for until December 29th, and I have things I need to get done involving my hands. Looking for some ideas/short term solutions to keep functioning until I see the doc next in a couple weeks. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Dec 12, 2013 - 16 answers

Can't sleep. Mice will eat me.

How do I endure the mice that descend upon my room at night? I really need to sleep again. [more inside]
posted by koucha on Nov 20, 2013 - 34 answers

Help me find a wired alternative to Apple's Magic Trackpad

I'm a Mac user who prefers touchpads over mice. I'd love to use Apple's Magic Trackpad, but I can't use wireless peripherals where I work. What else is out there that's comparable to the Magic Trackpad that doesn't have bluetooth/RF? [more inside]
posted by tonycpsu on Oct 23, 2013 - 7 answers

My Magic Mouse went for a swim...

I forgot that my Apple Magic Mouse was in my front jeans pocket, and it went through the washing machine. Strangely, it still works fine, even with the same batteries. I admit I'm impressed. BUT... [more inside]
posted by rensar on Sep 24, 2013 - 5 answers

ambidextrous mouse for graphic designer

I would like to purchase a high quality ambidextrous mouse for my wife to use with her 13" MBP. She will mostly be using it for graphic design (Adobe cs6, etc). [more inside]
posted by LizardOfDoom on Jul 1, 2013 - 12 answers

Spraying/misting something in the walls = terrible idea?

Will spraying a mixture of peppermint oil & water inside my condo walls cause damage in any unanticipated ways? [more inside]
posted by alleycat01 on Jun 27, 2013 - 25 answers

EEK A MOUSE!!

I am at the end of my rope with the mouse population in my apartment. Help me catch or repel them, humanely if possible. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Jun 11, 2013 - 44 answers

Landlord does not want tenant to have the carpets professionally cleaned

She is willing to pay for it. We (her friends, who are staging an intervention of sorts) feel landlord is being ridiculous. I'm asking on her behalf because 1) I'm taking this sooo personally because I don't think the situation is fair; This to me is no longer about a mouse, it's about a control freak landlord, but anyway. and 2) I also don't think it can wait for her to sign up on AskMeFi and wait the one week it takes for her to ask it herself. Way forward? [more inside]
posted by lilacp on Apr 26, 2013 - 76 answers

Why does my Microsoft BlueTrack mouse work almost nowhere?

Microsoft advertises their "BlueTrack" mice as being able to work on almost any surface, with only a few exceptions (mirrors and glass, if I remember correctly). But mine works on almost no surface. [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Mar 8, 2013 - 11 answers

Frankenmouse's Monster, A modern Promethemouse

I need help naming some mouse monsters for a gift! Pun names are the best, of course! I'm planning on making a Frankenstein, a vampire, and a space alien but if you guys can come up with good names I am willing to consider doing other monsters. (I REALLY want to do an alien though, because tentacles!) My ideas so far: Count Squeakula and Frankenmouse. Suggestions?
posted by windykites on Mar 8, 2013 - 14 answers

If Logitech can do it, so can I. Right?

I can't seem to make the buttons on my mouse do what I want. And I know damn well that it's possible. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Dec 24, 2012 - 3 answers

I think I smell a rat. Oh, I think I smell a rat.

Help! Are the rodents too smart for us? I am losing my wits and feel like poison may be the only option, but I have two big ole dumb dogs that would most likely eat the poisoned rats outside. [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Dec 13, 2012 - 16 answers

Is the mouse lobby strong-arming southpaws into switching?

Are there any mice that have a tilt-wheel and some lefty-specific buttons? That's all I need! [more inside]
posted by sub-culture on Dec 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Need a cute killing machine.

Help me find a new kitten. Difficulty: mice. [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Nov 27, 2012 - 20 answers

Mice Control

The mouse poison we've successfully used for years has run out and is now hard to get as consumers. Is there another brand we can replace it with? Any tips for better sealing our home? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Nov 18, 2012 - 14 answers

I'm not left handed, but am I this not left handed?

Is it possible that switching my mouse to my left hand is messing me up enough to cause physical symptoms? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Oct 23, 2012 - 12 answers

Asus Laptop Left Click Button

Hi! I can't use the left click button on my Asus A53E laptop anymore. Do you smart computer folk have any suggestions to help me get back on track? I can use an external mouse just fine, and I can use the right click button on the laptop just fine. It's the left click button on the laptop that's the problem, and I can't get it to respond in any way. I have restored my settings to last week, and it still won't work. Thank you very kindly for any suggestions.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on Oct 21, 2012 - 17 answers

How to stop erratic mouse pointer/cursor behavior?

Without warning, my mouse pointer has developed a mind of its own. It drifts across the screen and activates (clicks on) whatever it is hovering over. I disabled the touchpad and this behavior still occurs with a USB mouse. I'm running Windows 7. It is still happening in Windows Safe Mode.
posted by Bushmiller on Oct 16, 2012 - 5 answers

What is the recommended portable mouse and laptop backpack for an x230?

What is the recommended portable mouse and laptop backpack/bag for a Lenovo x230? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Sep 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Hey is that a mouse on the hood?

How to deal humanely with a mouse problem? We have a family of mice living in our Toyota Rav. Which is funny and actually pretty cute there are 4 babies and 2 adults (that we saw). [more inside]
posted by mrgroweler on Sep 21, 2012 - 11 answers

Looking for a new 4+ button scroll mouse for Win 7

I'm looking for computer mouse suggestions: at least 4 button (right, left, forward and backward for internet browsing) plus a scroll wheel, for Windows 7, your best buys for the money. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 20, 2012 - 10 answers

An Apple mouse costs 5 times a much!

Can I get a PC mouse to work on an iMac? [more inside]
posted by Daddy-O on Aug 18, 2012 - 5 answers

overthinking a plate of house mice.

Mousefilter: a house mouse got its back half stuck in a box fan last night. We heard it squeaking and rescued it (and I got nipped). Nurse line tells us to keep the mouse, just in case, and page our doctor. We did. This morning, when we came out, it was on its back and non-responsive, but still breathing. What do we do? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Aug 18, 2012 - 19 answers

One of my cats is a mouser. Is this a feature or a bug?

One of my cats is a mouser. Is this a feature or a bug? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Aug 8, 2012 - 34 answers

Saving web images without right-click on the mouse?

I'm sure not knowing this makes me an idiot, but I need quick help saving a few images from NASA's site to my hard drive without the ability to right-click. Right-clicking on my optical Microsoft mouse has apparently just died; I'm getting no menu when I right-click on an image (everything else is working fine; changing batteries doesn't help). For now I'm alt-left-clicking to highlight the image and then copying it, but is there another way to pull up the menu that usually appears when you right-click a web image in Windows? [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Aug 6, 2012 - 12 answers

Reassign Mouse Button (program) Function

How can I assign a command to a mouse button so that a .jpg will open in MSPaint? [more inside]
posted by peacay on Aug 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Dead Mouse Smell at a Dinner Party: "Why, yes, our home does have its own supply of L'Eau de Souris"

We're having a dinner party tomorrow night, and now it seems there's a dead mouse in one of our walls. What can we do to mitigate the smell? We can't go into the walls. [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Jul 25, 2012 - 19 answers

Help me choose a mouse that won't hurt me

Help me choose a computer mouse that won't hurt me the way the one I just bought does. [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Jul 24, 2012 - 26 answers

Instad of right-click, "key-click"?

Is there a Firefox extension that does this: I hover over a link with my mouse, but instead of right (or left) clicking, I push a key on my keyboard, which then opens the link. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jul 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Where did this poem come from?

Help me find what the recent limerick thread, and Sokka Shot First's comment dislodged from my memory: [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Jun 19, 2012 - 2 answers

One click, two clicks, three clicks...crap

MacFilter: Asking for a friend. He has a MacBook 6,1 running Lion. When he got it, it was running Snow Leopard and he upgraded a few days later. Ever since, the cursor quite frequently is one or more clicks behind. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on May 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Trackball button gone a tad kerflooey

Left button on trackball gone a bit wonky, is there a fix before I buy a new one? [more inside]
posted by waraw on May 6, 2012 - 6 answers

yet another name-that-movie question

help my friend recall the name of an animated movie, made no later than the late '80s, which had in it a mouse with wheels instead of hind legs. [more inside]
posted by xbonesgt on Apr 23, 2012 - 5 answers

I need one of these.

I have this mouse, a "Microsoft Optical Mouse (Blue)". I need a replacement mouse, and I want it to be either another one of these, or sized and shaped as close to it as possible. Please help me find it! [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Apr 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Clicky clicky

Moving windows or palettes around in Photoshop CS5.1 on Mac OS X 10.7.3 is a total nightmare. This is the only app giving me this problem. Halp. [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Mar 20, 2012 - 1 answer

How to clean up after mice? Dirty buggers.

How should I clean up after finding mouse droppings in my kitchen drawers? And is this mouse fighting strategy sound? [more inside]
posted by Bibliogeek on Feb 12, 2012 - 15 answers

Designer who wore mickey mouse ears?

Who was the French accessories designer or other sort of fashion insider known for sporting mickey mouse ears back in the 80s or 90s? She was a rather kooky character and I believe she was a muse or friend of Karl Lagerfeld. I've googled and googled and have been stumped. Bonus points if you can find a vintage photo.
posted by missmerrymack on Feb 5, 2012 - 5 answers

I don't want to mute this conversation.

My cursor (or some sneaky internal laptop thing) clicks on things I don't want. It has a mind of its own. Help me control it! [more inside]
posted by sucre on Jan 17, 2012 - 13 answers

Lets pretend its a Dwarf

I fought the flash and the flash won. [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Dec 6, 2011 - 2 answers

How can I find an alternative to Microsoft IntelliMouse?

Is there an acceptable alternative to the Microsoft Intellimouse? [more inside]
posted by Elminster of Labor on Nov 16, 2011 - 10 answers

What did she do with the body?

Feline behavior: Kitty killed a mouse, where is the other half? [more inside]
posted by cgk on Nov 6, 2011 - 29 answers

Mini Mouses (Mice)

[SmallMouseFilter]My sister has two adopted children, ages 3 and 1.5. The 3-year-old is quite adept with the mouse for their desktop PC, but struggles with the size of said mouse. I've looked around for smaller, kid-sized mice, but all of them are wired. The Google-Fu in this one is weak. Anyone have experience with a "mini" mouse that is also wireless?
posted by kuanes on Oct 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Thinking of releasing a mouse.... inside.

If I release rodents inside my dwelling, will they lead me out? [more inside]
posted by LowellLarson on Aug 19, 2011 - 12 answers

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