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    Wireless Mouse separate?

    I got a wireless mouse and keyboard on ebay.

    They work well, except the wheel on the mouse seems to be getting "worn out" -- just a smooth roll with no "steps" or gradual movements.

    If I buy another wireless mouse, will it work with the "hub" I have now for both my keyboard and mouse? Or would I then have to have two of those as well?

    'Cause I like the keyboard a lot -- greta touch. And I don't want to have to exchange that as well.

    They are Microsoft hardware -- the Wireless Comfort keyboard 1.0A, and the Wireless Laser Mouse 6000.

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    Re: Wireless Mouse separate?

    The 6000 has just a smooth scroll. It is not broken or worn out. I'm using one now and have been for over a year.

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    Re: Wireless Mouse separate?

    Joe:

    So you just "get used to it" as far as the accuracy in "ending the scroll"?

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    Re: Wireless Mouse separate?

    Yep. It does take a while. Sometimes I think I've never gotten used to it. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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    Re: Wireless Mouse separate?

    Joe:

    That's EXACTLY how I feel...

    I love the feel and the movement... and MOST times, scrolling goes along, but then sometimes, i cannot seem to get the darn thing to scroll "just far enough".

    Wonder why they changed a perfectly viable design?

    Oh well...

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    Re: Wireless Mouse separate?

    <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15> <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15> <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15> They got yours didn't they ??? <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Wireless Mouse separate?

    Now Doc, there ya go giving me a hard time... and I'm such a nice, complacent fellow!

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    Re: Wireless Mouse separate?

    Awwww Chuck, I wasn't giving you a hard time. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> We all know the manufacturers change designs just so we can't interchange parts (or find parts to repair what we already have) and have to buy their "new" designs that are less user friendly and slightly different from the "old reliable" model we've become used to. Chalk it up to technological advances. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Wireless Mouse separate?

    Well, you and Joe may have convinced you that the functioning of the mouse is "the way it is" but I'm wondering if any Loungers can answer your original question about the cordless combos. That is, I too have a cordless KB and mouse, in my case my fave Logitech brand as I've had in the past. What you called a hub I would refer to as a transmitter-receiver and I don't know if that's a correct name for the little thingie! What if I were to have a failed KB or mouse and buy another? Are those devices on a standard "frequency" such that pushing the initialize button would tune it in, or are they likely to be using unique signals?

    The reason I ask is that when I got this computer 1 years ago, my previous Logitech KB failed and I just dumped BOTH the KB and mouse and bought my current set.

    Edited: Uh oh, Doc, you may be unintentionally answering my question... <img src=/S/anigrin.gif border=0 alt=anigrin width=19 height=19>

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    Re: Wireless Mouse separate?

    Doc:

    Please be aware that my skin at this point is p-r-e-t-t-y callous, so not to worry! 'Sides you et al have been enough help to me over the years that a barb or two is most probably well deserved!

    'Sides, everybody KNOWS that "computer meddling" is a contact sport! <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39>

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    Re: Wireless Mouse separate?

    Doc:

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    Edited: Uh oh, Doc, you may be unintentionally answering my question...
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    Did he?

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    Re: Wireless Mouse separate?

    No, it was more tongue-in-cheek. I'm waiting to see if any other Lounger ever HAS tried to mix-and-match, unless one of our Lounge electronics engineer types can say how these cordless things work.

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    Re: Wireless Mouse separate?

    I'd suspect that the devices from each manufacturer are on different frequencies. Logitec wouldn't want you using Microsoft's mouse with their keyboard and vice versa. But that's just a guess based on the greed factor of big business. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Wireless Mouse separate?

    I just found this while having a few morning donuts: Howstuffworks "How Computer Mice Work"

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    Re: Wireless Mouse separate?

    Sounds right to me. I followed your link and then backtracked to the Wireless Mice page. The Pairing and Security section (at the bottom) shows even more reasons why you can't mix and match.
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