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PraiseJust gotta give a shoutout to gnuplot. Pin
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GeneralThese mice were supposed to outlast me... Pin
dandy7216-Apr-24 8:25
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I'm very peculiar about the keyboard and mouse I'm using. Especially for my daily driver.

I'll tolerate anyone's mouse when I have to use their system, and I'll adapt to different keyboards given enough time, but I'm particularly finicky about my mouse. I still think the best mouse I've ever used was Microsoft's old IntelliMouse (their very first laser one, without a ball). Sadly at one point Microsoft stopped making them, and I spent years replacing mice after that, trying to find the ideal one, because I knew the mouse I was using wasn't going to last forever.

Then years later Microsoft revived it as the "Classic IntelliMouse". Tried one - and despite the change in color (and some white LED they somehow felt was necessary to have), it felt and performed the same. So I bought 5. Given the last one I had been using was still functional, I figured 5 would outlast me.

That wasn't all that long ago.

This morning I've opened the box for the last of those 5. What happened to quality control, MS?

The 4 others all developed problems that became severe enough I just moved onto the next one in the pile. Either the right or left buttons became too sensitive (or I had to hammer them hard). Or the on-screen pointer started moving erratically, even though I wasn't even touching the mouse. This time it was the scrollwheel - move down one 'click', it moved up by 3 and then back down by 1. The faster I tried to scroll down, the faster it scrolled up. That sort of thing. Rather infuriating.

After having put up with this for months, this one feels like bliss again. But how long will it last? I checked on Amazon, and it's either discontinued (once again), or people want hundreds of dollars for them.

No, I don't have a question. I'm not even asking for alternatives. "What happened to quality control" was rhetorical. I know what happened. I'm just commiserating.

Mad | :mad: Cry | :((
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