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Noise-reduction questions

Anyone here stuck with a noisy mouse? The clicker is exceptionally noisy on the OEM Micrsoft Intellimouses and I'd love to bind the mouse click to some key press on my keyboard. The only other alternative besides this is getting a trackpad or those IBM Thinkpad-based rubber joysticks.

Another thing, anyone tried one of those soft-rubber keyboards? Is it silent?

I've gotten my PCs a bit quieter, now all that's left is noisy peripherals.
Permalink Li-fan Chen 
March 9th, 2005
Just to be clear: anyone know how to bind a mouse click to a key press? That way you could press a key and it would be equivalent to clicking the mouse.
Permalink Li-fan Chen 
March 9th, 2005
I think I'd just spring for a quieter mouse. If you really want a key for clicking, you're using Windows and you don't use your numeric keypad, MouseKeys can do it:

http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/windowsxp/mousekeys.aspx

If you can stand the reuslt, you won't need the mouse at all after enabling MouseKeys. I believe it maps the numeric keypad 5 to single click and + to double click.
Permalink Doug 
March 9th, 2005
In Windows enable the special needs features.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
March 10th, 2005

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