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Poll Results: Are you using the scroll wheel button?

 
  • 85% (153)
    Yes
  • 15% (27)
    No
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post #41 of 61
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Originally Posted by chr1spe View Post

I definitely don't. I rebound m4/5 to m3 whichever one is normally the back button. I had problems with typing things and then accidentally hitting the back button when carelessly putting my hand back on the mouse on forums that don't save your post drafts and things like that. Plus I find the browsing functions of m3 more useful, but don't like pressing the mousewheel.

I tend to use keyboard shortcuts more than mouse buttons in general though.
That sounds like a poorly designed mouse wheel. With my G600, I find that m3, m4, & m5 are pretty difficult to accidentally press, & have enough differentiation that I can press any of the 3 without accidentally activating one of the others or scrolling. I have had issues with other Logitech mice being much easier to accidentally press or difficult to only activate the desired function. Of course, I did give up the freewheel option that many people seem to prefer with Logitech mice as a tradeoff, but for me it's worth it. I never found much use for that function.
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post #42 of 61
Looks like 85% of the people said yes. And here's another yes.

Scroll wheel is sorta important.
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post #43 of 61
Majority of the time at work for panning in GIS or CAD software and sometimes PDFs or other things like that if zoomed in.

I also never knew about using it to open and close tabs, instead I like to use CTRL+Left Click to open in a new tab and SHIFT+Left Click to open in a new window, that is easier/faster to me and offers a second option for a new window.
As far as closing, clicking the x takes the same time as mouse wheel clicking other than I suppose having a slightly smaller area to have to click on.
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post #44 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by dlewbell View Post

That sounds like a poorly designed mouse wheel. With my G600, I find that m3, m4, & m5 are pretty difficult to accidentally press, & have enough differentiation that I can press any of the 3 without accidentally activating one of the others or scrolling. I have had issues with other Logitech mice being much easier to accidentally press or difficult to only activate the desired function. Of course, I did give up the freewheel option that many people seem to prefer with Logitech mice as a tradeoff, but for me it's worth it. I never found much use for that function.

I don't accidentally hit m3 I accidentally hit the back button which ever one of m4/5 that is and only when I grab the mouse before my hand is positioned well. That is why I rebound it to m3. I just don't like using m3 because I feel it is awkward regardless of the mouse.
post #45 of 61
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Originally Posted by crash4fun View Post

I do all the time browsing, reading, any kind of scrolling. In gaming I use it for weapon switching in certain titles. Are there people who don't use the scroll wheel? headscratch.gif

I don't. Might give it a go someday.
post #46 of 61
On a somewhat related note. My first mouse that came with my IBM desktop when I was young was:



So you could say I was raised without a scroll wheel button. Really without a scroll wheel at all, but you know whatever. I used that mouse for a few years before I got an early logitech optical mouse in like 2001 or so.
post #47 of 61
I generally have it bound to primary grenade in Nazi Zombies, or an ability I need to use frequently, such as class ability in Evolve Stage 2.
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post #48 of 61
I use the middle mouse click quite a bit while browsing, for slow scrolling when reading stuff and for opening links in a new tab. In games I tend to use the middle mouse for comms binds like the chat wheel on Overwatch etc,.
post #49 of 61
Yes, mostly closing tabs&opening stuff in new tabs.
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post #50 of 61
Never, or rarely, or by accident. Always feel awkward and unnecessary. Don't mind having one, but they never quite work for me. Worst IME is my FK1 (and other Zowies right alongside). Very stiff, and yet squishy.
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