3 button mouse

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3 button mouse

PostSat Aug 13, 2022 5:38 am

On a number of videos on color grading I noticed the use of a 3 button mouse to copy formats on one or all of the frames edited.
An Apple Magic Mouse does not have 3 buttons. (Yes, I know you know that)
I have also read reviews on 3d party work around apps for the 3d click. Some got very bad reviews.
So, I am asking what is an acceptable solution to this problem.
Thank you.

Uli Plank

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Re: 3 button mouse

PostSat Aug 13, 2022 6:09 am

Very simple: any three-button mouse for PC will work, even the wireless ones which use Bluetooth.
I’m using an ergonomic one for about 25 bucks and love it. I don’t care for that designer crap from Apple (yes, my machine is great).
The software may be free, but the hardware needed for smooth performance is not.

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Re: 3 button mouse

PostSat Aug 13, 2022 2:46 pm

haloterry wrote:what is an acceptable solution to this problem.
I favor the new style of vertical mouse. ;)
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Re: 3 button mouse

PostSat Aug 13, 2022 11:33 pm

For more than 10 years, I've used the (very cheap & simple) HP X500 wired 3-button optical mouse. Works great. It's the only thing I can use on a Mac to draw power windows and masks and so on. I have 4 or 5 more, unopened in a closet, just in case I need one some day. They're maybe $10-$12 apiece.
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Re: 3 button mouse

PostSat Aug 13, 2022 11:34 pm

A decent gaming mouse will have finer movement control. Look for one with a high DPI setting. It makes fine adjustments MUCH easier! Some have programmable extra buttons too!
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