On 6/22/2020 at 10:41 AM, DukeNukem 2417 said:
and by no means do I think this was a waste of your time. You outlined what your ideal new mouse should feature in a clear, concise manner.
I concur. These kinds of specific requirements are most helpful because it leaves little room for interpretation or guesswork when trying to help. So thanks for putting that list together, Ross.
I think the reason most mice have 3 main buttons max (2 + wheel button) is because the thumb and pinky are usually used to grip both sides (at least when using a claw grip). Which allows you to move with mostly just your fingers, thous reducing wrist / arm movement some and might also help with precision. You can kind of demonstrate what I mean with a pencil; imagine holding it both normally and in a fist.
Or maybe it's just that most people don't like multitasking with all their fingers and it's just a little overwhelming. So the market for all button mice just died because they looked too intimidating to people and so they didn't buy them and went with the simpler designs.
I do hate the wheel button though. Mine also let's you click in the sides which I find to be just a useless gimmick and they've always felt terrible to click. However I actually love the thumb wheel idea as an alternative and can't believe I've never seen/noticed that concept before.