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Offline Dumblescore

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What is your favorite mouse scroll wheel and why?
« on: Sat, 16 February 2019, 23:37:17 »
I'm designing the cradle that goes inside of a mouse giving the wheel the ability to be clicked, tilted left and right, and toggled between smooth and bumpy(?) scrolling.  Right now I have a Logitech MX Ergo and a few Elecom mice, none of which have that nice of a scroll wheel.  I was hoping I could hear from some of you what mouse has the nicest scroll wheel and what makes it that way.  If possible, I'd be interested to know the diameter and thickness as well, however I know most people won't just tear open their favorite mouse for no reason  :P  I might be able to look that up provided I know what mouse it is.
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Re: What is your favorite mouse scroll wheel and why?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 16 February 2019, 23:53:43 »
I like the default Logitech 518 clicks, but the Proteus Core infinity scroll is great--just that its standard clicks are too stark for me. I'm commenting to here to get thoughts. I recall someone saying they can replace the Proteus Core wheel with another, but I couldn't remember which.

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Re: What is your favorite mouse scroll wheel and why?
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 17 February 2019, 09:26:25 »
My favourite scroll wheel is the one that does not exist, in favour of a proper third button that is not too hard and does not slip.
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Re: What is your favorite mouse scroll wheel and why?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 17 February 2019, 18:44:52 »
The best scroll wheel was the Logitech Revolution.
Spin it slow it notches, spin it fast and it disables the clutch and freespins. You could also force either mode in software and adjust how fast the clutch disengaged.


My favourite scroll wheel is the one that does not exist, in favour of a proper third button that is not too hard and does not slip.
Logitech Anywhere 1, 2, 2s has this. Pressing the wheel engages/disengages the clutch, behind the wheel is a button for the third button.
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Re: What is your favorite mouse scroll wheel and why?
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 17 February 2019, 18:57:41 »
My favourite scroll wheel is the one that does not exist, in favour of a proper third button that is not too hard and does not slip.
Logitech Anywhere 1, 2, 2s has this.
No it doesn't. It still has a scroll-wheel in place of a proper button. Then it has a third button in a different place... if that indeed is a button. But reviews seem to say that it is some gesture input. At least definitely not on the same level as the left and right mouse buttons.
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Re: What is your favorite mouse scroll wheel and why?
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 17 February 2019, 19:51:00 »
My favourite scroll wheel is the one that does not exist, in favour of a proper third button that is not too hard and does not slip.
Like a third click for your ring finger?  Or a button instead of the wheel??

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Re: What is your favorite mouse scroll wheel and why?
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 18 February 2019, 00:39:51 »
No it doesn't. It still has a scroll-wheel in place of a proper button. Then it has a third button in a different place... if that indeed is a button. But reviews seem to say that it is some gesture input. At least definitely not on the same level as the left and right mouse buttons.
You can program the 3rd button to do anything.

As for a proper button instead, you can take my scroll wheel when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.
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Re: What is your favorite mouse scroll wheel and why?
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 20 February 2019, 10:03:59 »
MX 500-518  style scroll has been the best,   most reliable,  and Reliably Tactile FOREVER.

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Re: What is your favorite mouse scroll wheel and why?
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 20 February 2019, 17:37:11 »

you can take my scroll wheel when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.


I am likewise enslaved by my scroll wheel. Often, with my index finger stroking the thing in rote, I pass the time calculating how much time I would be saving with something like "Page Down" or arrow keys, but I keep mousing anyway.
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Re: What is your favorite mouse scroll wheel and why?
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 20 February 2019, 19:13:37 »
I am a big fan of the scroll wheel on the MX Master 2s. I like that you can make it smooth... or not smooth.