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The reason to place the mouse next to the keyboard is to make it fast, easy, and accurate to switch between pointing (with the mouse) and keying (with keyboard), as is typically necessary for computer input. Not surprisingly, the further the mouse is from the keyboard, the longer it takes to reach for it. The difference in reaching time can be modeled ...


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There are two studies suggesting you are correct. This one and this one. From the first study: " this raises the question of whether, for non-experimental purposes, there is any benefit beyond marketing for the 5700 dpi mouse we used." From the second study: "Though other reasons may prevail, the quest for mouse resolutions above 10000 CPI does not seem ...


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Firstly, if you are interested in mouse technology and how it works this article does a great job of it: An Overview of Mouse Technology To answer the first question, cpi (the correct term, but often confused with dpi) is pushed higher on mice for a number of reasons, but the tricky part is balancing out the different variables so that errors don't occur, ...


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Cognitive difficulty -> UI element looks like one area but actually has two different functions. Thus it behaves differently depending on where you click. Yes, there is a risk. However many UI's have a learning curve that balances discoverability, minimising real estate, efficiency, clarity. So with appropriate (a) affordances (b) learning curve (c) low ...


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From my own experience I can say that clicking it on desktop isn't a problem for the majority of today's users. It even creates a great UX because it's obvious that the small button belongs to the button in which it is situated. However, on mobile websites this can be frustrating as most elderly have large fingers with which they can't touch small things ...


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I think its not made for the user wrist instead it is made for the better synchronization with high resolution games, or graphics, to give better experience while playing high resolution games or making high resolution graphics. Edit Consider if you have a high resolution monitor with high graphics, but you mouse is having low dpi. so when you move your ...


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I am left-handed and do swap my mouse buttons (otherwise, how could I primary click with my index finger, as the mouse is clearly designed to be used), and I do find it confusing when instructions say right click/left click. I have to stop in my tracks and mentally reverse them, or think something like click/opposite click (come to think of it, not a bad ...


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First I'd like to say that not all laptops lack a middle mouse button. I had a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop with a middle mouse button for the trackpad (picture below from web). As for how to achieve the effect, you can use AutoHotKey which enables you to write a script to assign the middle mouse button (or any other button/key) to a keyboard key, CapsLock for ...


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I've never seen a physical middle click on any laptop but I've seen those implementation: Press both left and right click at the same time Three-finger tap/click anywhere on the trackpad My analysis on the lack of physical middle button is that its usage is not that common and thus not worth to use precious space for it. Many, many users do not even use ...



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