Multiple mice, same vendor better?


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Marty

I have a notebook to which I have attached via a USB hub the Microsoft
Wireless Elite Optical Keyboard and Mouse. This is for when I am at
home and want to use my 19" monitor. I connect my monitor and the USB
hub with keyboard, mouse, printer etc connected.

When I am away and want to use a mouse rather that the built in mouse
pad, should I opt for a Microsoft device that, I assume, can be driven
off the Intellipoint utilities/driver or should I go I go for another
manufacturer like Logitech in case the Microsoft rivers get confused
driving two different mice (not at the same time though). Logic being
that since the mice are USB devices the drivers and utilities will only
be invoked if there is a pairing between hardware and software. But in
Microsoft's case the desktop mouse and the traveling mouse may confuse
the system. If the system will differentiate between the two mice than
sticking with the same manufacturer should be a better since we are not
loading a new set of drivers and utility software.

Marty
 
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sdlomi2

Marty said:
Question is will I be fine using two different mouse from same
manufacturer.
You still should be fine. If in doubt, try borrowing one. You may wish
to take notebook in to a BestBuy, for ex., & try one in their presence. s
 
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smlunatick

You can "mix and match" several makes of USB mice no problem. However,
I would recommend only using one "brand" of mice in your configuration.
This way, the different "enhanced" drivers would not interfer with
each other.


BTW: Logitech USB "Setpoint" drivers installation process is more
intelligent than Microsoft's. Microsoft's drivers replaces all mouse
drivers but Logitech 'Setpoint" drivers detect the Logitech USB mouse
correctly and only set up thre driver for "that" mouse.
 
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Marty

Well I installed the "Microsoft Wireless Optical Deshtop Elite"
keyboard mouse combo and installed the software that came with it. I
then disconnected my laptop from the hub that I connected the keyboard
mouse combo. I powered down my noteboook and connected the "Microsoft
Notebok Optical Mouse 3000". When the system came up I clicked on the
Mouse icon in the Control Panel, the Mouse Properties that I was
presented with had a pulldown list that had virtually all Microsoft
mice and allowed me to set up the button properties on my notebook
mouse as well. I have no idea what would be displayed if I connected
the "Logitech V150 Laser Mouse for Notebooks" that I also had. Maybe
I'll Ghost my laptop and try it out and see if I have any problems.

Anyway, at the moment I have a problem free setup.

Marty
 
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