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Scourfish
02-18-2003, 12:41 AM
My roommate and I, after looking at software packages for RISC OS, saw one that put a second mouse pointer on the screen; and I got to wondering, is there anything for windows or lunix that would allow one to run mouses akimbo?

ober
02-18-2003, 08:30 AM
I have a roommate that runs at least 2 mice at a time... both of them USB... they work great together... he uses one for normal use and one for gaming because he uses his opposite hand to navigate in games. It's pretty sweet and you can use both at the same time for anything.

RoD
02-18-2003, 08:32 AM
i have a usb and ps2 plugged in, but i didn't know i can have two cursors!

ober
02-18-2003, 08:38 AM
I'm not sure if it works with a PS2 and a USB. I think the PS2 mouse will take over. Just the nature of the beast.

RoD
02-18-2003, 08:43 AM
i know if i move one while moving the other they over ride each other.

ober
02-18-2003, 09:03 AM
I've seen 2 USB mice moving at the same time... it's pretty sweet.

RoD
02-18-2003, 09:08 AM
Where can i get the program, worth a shot.

Travis Dane
02-18-2003, 09:53 AM
Why would you need 2 mice????

Govtcheez
02-18-2003, 09:55 AM
Hey Travis, do you own a computer chair?

Travis Dane
02-18-2003, 09:58 AM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
Hey Travis, do you own a computer chair?

W...Whaaat? Why the hell you need 2 mice? If you're two-handed
ok but......

Govtcheez
02-18-2003, 10:03 AM
Well, why don't you just stand up?

Some people prefer using two mice - I'd give it a try - I think it'd be useful sometimes.

Travis Dane
02-18-2003, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
I think it'd be useful sometimes.

Yes, And i was asking when it would be usefull:rolleyes:

Govtcheez
02-18-2003, 10:17 AM
Well, for one, gaming. I guess you could use it for quick copying and pasting, too.

Travis Dane
02-18-2003, 10:19 AM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
I guess you could use it for quick copying and pasting, too.

That would require you to be two-handed and have a mouse that
can be used for both left and right handed people, I to be
honest am quite addicted to my ergonomic mouse and cant bare
one of those flat symmetric mice.

Govtcheez
02-18-2003, 10:20 AM
So don't use it. If you don't have anything to contribute, don't post.

ober
02-18-2003, 11:28 AM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
So don't use it. If you don't have anything to contribute, don't post.

now there's an idea...

Scourfish
02-18-2003, 08:55 PM
My laptop takes two mouse interfaces simultaneously (only one cursor), and I found out that some S3 cards come with a driver for a second mouse cursor.

If I knew enough assembly, I'd try to code a driver for a cursor wrapper.

Xei
02-18-2003, 11:32 PM
I am running a Logitech Cordless Optical mouse on the PS2 port and a Logitech Cordless Optical Trackman on the USB. It works great and their frequencies don't interfere. But two of the same cordless mice on separate computers in the same room interfere with eachother while one is in use.