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Rather than having a hole in the back to allow you to easily pop the ball out for cleaning, this one actually has a locking ring around the ball which you have to release and remove before you can get the ball out. Like the original Marble FX, it also has four buttons but they are arranged a bit more conveniently. Related entries by tags: Kavik on Sun, 01 October , Which i am still using. Enter the string from the spam-prevention image above: Kensington Slimblade Trackball Mouse – This one really is what the name implies, a device which can be used as either a trackball or a mouse.

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It was acceptable after i figured out how to remap but buttons, and then a while later i replaced it with a Cordless Optical Trackman, trackmzn then that with another.

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

Works for lefties as well! Over the last 20 years, I’ve gotten a lot better with a soldering iron. I’m not sure, but I think this might be so that you can distinguish the scroll buttons from the scroll wheel, because the wheel itself actually generates events for button 4 and 5 as trzckman. I’d never heard of the Trackman Marble FX.

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

What’s wrong with having a cable on a device that’s not being moved around anyway? It has an optical motion sensor on the bottom and a scroll ball on the top. Please ensure that your browser supports and accepts cookies, or your comment cannot be verified correctly. Which i am still using. In addition to the bulk of the ball exposed on the right side of the body, which you moved trzckman your fingers, there was also a hole in the body so that you could move the ball with your thumb, if you were really determined.

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I don’t know but Rtackman assume it works fine since something is definitely happening but I don’t know what.

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I got out the Thinkpad T The Microsoft Trackball Explorer might have been an option, but it seems to be impossible to get nowadays. Did you miss your activation email? So you could say that I’m dedicated to having a large trackball at an angle where i can drive it with fingers as needed. The view shown here is of the top.

Logitech Trackman Marble FX Trackball

The FX design keeps your wrist straight during operation which helps with long term use. So in the following descriptions I will include information about what event is sent by each button on them.

Does Setpoint do anything with these? It’s very effective, also.

Left and right button switches are intermittent so i’ll be replacing those this weekend. When I press the button the curser jumps up and left and when I released it, the curser jumps further left.

The design was so good, and so innovative at the time that it was just amazing.

Even today it can be an advantage to save a USB port on some systems. To get back the scroll button, I use X-Mouse.

I had another Logitech trackball before it, but I was fed up with cleaning the rollers every trakman weeks. I couldn’t figure out what to do with the cord if it were attached to the laptop, anyway.

Just looked at that, unfortunately whilst I can see how it interfaces the PS2 mouse to the arduino, I can’t see how it’s making the arduino pretend it’s a USB mouse to the PC. One of its few flaws was that click-and-drag pretty much required two hands. Man, trackballs, those were the days!

Trackback specific URI for this entry. Raspbian Linux distribution updated, but with one unexpected omission. Not the greatest ergonomic design, for sure.

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