Questions tagged [mouse]

For questions about the use of a mouse on retrocomputers. For questions about touchpads use the "touchpad" tag instead.

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A way to connect Microsoft Green-Eyed mouse to modern computer?

Is there a way to connect the 1983 Microsoft "Green-eyed" mouse to a modern PC or preferably Mac (running Windows on virtual machine)?
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Logitech drivers from Windows 95 Installer on the actual disk

I'm attempting something that might seem crazy but I got stuck at the end. I am installing Windows 95, on a flash drive, using a PC with modern hardware (Not a virtual machine!). I got around the ...
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Macintosh Performa 200 Mouse and Keyboard Issue

I have a Macintosh Performa 200 and I’m trying to get it working again. It powers on normally and then it brings up the normal Mac OS screen but the mouse and keyboard don't work. Yesterday they were ...
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Which pointing devices were used by early laptop computers?

I've started reading this article on the history of the ThinkPad. In it, the TrackPoint (pointing stick/"nipple" mouse) is heralded as an important innovation in the design of portable computers at ...
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Can the ADB keyboard and mouse be converted to the 128K Macintosh?

As you probably know, the original Macintosh 128K, 512K (Fat Mac) and the Macintosh Plus (IIRC) have a different keyboard and mouse connection than the later ADB versions such as the Macintosh SE ...
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Xerox Parc and the three-button mouse

The original GUI invented at Xerox Parc, used a three-button mouse. What did each of the three buttons do?
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Identify an early 90s optical mouse

Apologies if this is not the right place to ask this. When I was in high school in the early 90s (maybe 1992 or so), they took us on a field trip to what I think was a government R&D center of ...
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Replacing Amiga 9 pin D-Sub mouse cable

I have an original Amiga "tank" mouse, the PCBs are good, but the cable is clearly faulty as the Y axis and left mouse click doesn't work when it is tilted to the right. I need to replace the cable ...
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Cleaning Atari ST mouse and experiences with the USB/PS2 adapter

I am user a Atari ST computer and my original mouse has a very slow movements and little range for each movement, for this reason it is needed to move multiple times the mouse, I have tried to clean ...
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How can I adapt a modern mouse for use with Amiga?

Death of the Amiga platform predated introduction of optical mice of reasonable quality by a couple years. The Amiga mouse was a box of problems, with non-ergonomic shape, crud-accumulating rollers ...
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How to clean an old computer ball-mouse

I have an old mouse from a old HP computer which I am using with one of those PS2-to-USB converter cables. The problem is that the mouse has changed its color a bit over the years and is now a bit ...
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Rubber restoration or replacement?

I recently found an old Satellite 4015cds laptop that I wanted to play around with. I have cleaned all the plastic and it looks really good except for two places. The rubber touchpads and the rubber ...