That third button made all the difference in the world to the usability of the Thumbelina, because trying to click-and-drag in any other way, with just the two basic buttons, was nearly impossible. Although the DPI is low compared to modern mice, the ball doesn’t stick at all which results in a hyper-accurate cursor pointing device. It’s the best investment I’ve made so far with no doubt what so ever!! So in the following descriptions I will include information about what event is sent by each button on them. I believe that the original Thumbelina also came with a bit of stick-on velcro that you were supposed to use to attach it to your laptop.

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Even today it can be an advantage to save a USB port on some systems. But at least they didn’t call it a Mouse for no reason. This mouse does not have a scroll wheel, but can easily be mitigated with use of the third mous e button.

Reviving my old Logitech TrackMan Marble FX – Lenz Grimmer’s blog

Not the greatest ergonomic design, for sure. I’ve been waiting a long time for a new trackball from Logitech. Unfortunately it doesn’t turn out to be quite as nice to gx as you might expect, particularly as a trackball, so I don’t really use it all that often.

The second generation of the FX series, the wrist rest was now rtackman removable add-on piece of rather flimsy plastic which could even be rotated a bit to adjust the angle between your arm and the trackball.

Need it in a hurry try these guys, my puppy chew the wires and I was lost without it.

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Fast shipper Verified purchase: I think every one of these trackballs had some interesting or unique new feature – that was generally the reason that I bought them. You can always tell the old hard-core Unix guys, because they will do just about anything for a three-button pointing device.


I’ve been trying it out, here’s what I have found so far. But it turns out to be a mixed blessing, because making very small movements with with the touch-sensitive surface is actually not very easy. I just wrote about this trackball, so refer to that post for all the details about buttons, scrolling, connectivity and comfort.

Fortunately it’s possible to define multiple input trackmann in the xorg. Loved every day with it. When I recently made an attempt to clean out a storage room in my house, I was confronted with evidence of just how long and how strong that preference has been.

That is very unfortunate. There is one significant disadvantage of this button behavior, though.

This was the first symmetrical trackball I owned could be used either left- or right-handed I since the Trackman Voyager. Posted by Lenz Grimmer in HardwareLinux at Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball – My latest acquisition, and perhaps the one which will dethrone the Logitech Cordless Optical TrackMan as my all-time favorite trackball – it’s just a bit too soon for me to be sure about that.

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My Profile Log Out. Logitech Trackman Marble – This is the original Marble, from aboutnot to be confused with the later Trackman Marble Wheel, or the much later and very different Trackman Marble that Logitech is still selling today. The one which I still have but keep in the storage room seems to be sort of “decaying”, the rubber feels kind of tacky and it leaves a bit of residue on the desk.


Trackballs that I have known and loved: A history in hardware

It has an optical motion sensor on the bottom and a scroll ball on the top. Double-click the tfackman button and a mode LED blinks on that button, and it switches from being a mouse to a trackball. I couldn’t figure out what to do with the cord if it were attached to the laptop, anyway.

It has a ball about the size of logiyech pea, which was very easy to roll with your thumb.

Logitech Trackman Marble FX Trackball

Logitech Computer Webcams Logitech Ce. I’ve got one, and I’ve been trying it out along with the latest release of the Raspbian Linux operating system.

There is a place to store the receiver in lobitech battery compartment when it is not being used. To save me from repeating the same thing over and over, I will simply say here that the “Left” button on Windows is “mouse button 1” on Linux, the “Right” button is “mouse button 3” and the “Middle” button is “mouse button 2”. The one my partner still uses, which is newer than mine but is still more than 5 years old, is still in good condition, it doesn’t feel funny or shed at all.

This was a pretty good gimmick at the time that it was first released – even the idea of a scroll ring instead of a wheel was pretty new, and to have it be touch-sensitive rather than mechanical was just very spiffy.

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