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Hi guys,

I was wondering, would sticking two mice into the same computer have any negative effect to the overall accuracy/performance?

Sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm really not very knowledgeable on the subject.

Thanks.
post #2 of 9
Shouldn't. I have had 3 mice connected at once before. Usually you just want to turn the other mice you're not using on their backside so they don't accidentally track because the movements will be added together from all mice at once when you have multiple mice connected in my experience.

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Hi guys,

I was wondering, would sticking two mice into the same computer have any negative effect to the overall accuracy/performance?

Sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm really not very knowledgeable on the subject.

Thanks.
I have had two USB mice connected to a computer at once for a music studio with a multiple monitor setup so that both musicians could use the mouse while the other was controlling a Midi device. It was nice for not having to reach over someone just to tweak a noise.

The only bad part was when you were by yourself and on accident would bump the 2nd mouse by chance it would move the cursor where you didn't intend. This was fixed by flipping the mouse upside down laser pointed up when it was not being used.

I only wish we actually could have 2 cursors acting separately! thumb.gif

Hope that helps
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Thanks for the replies, fellas.

So I guess there's no problem then.
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I only wish we actually could have 2 cursors acting separately!
You can, but you need a special program for that.
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You can, but you need a special program for that.
What program?
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post #7 of 9
having 2 cursors on a screen with 0 input lag would actually be useful in measuring the input lag of the mice :O
and everything else.
provided the program works flawlessy
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What program?
These two, for example:
http://pluralinput.com/
http://www.dicolab.com/products/teamplayer/

I haven't used them, though, so I can't vouch for them.
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These two, for example:
http://pluralinput.com/
http://www.dicolab.com/products/teamplayer/

I haven't used them, though, so I can't vouch for them.
Wow cool! When we were doing this about 4 years ago I couldnt find anything like this!

Thanks and +rep
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