+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12
Hardware Thread, 1 button mouse in Technical; Hi, need to find somewhere that sells a 1 button mouse, any ideas please. Has to be compatible with xp. ...
  1. #1
    MrPstv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    267
    Thank Post
    32
    Thanked 13 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    17

    1 button mouse

    Hi, need to find somewhere that sells a 1 button mouse, any ideas please. Has to be compatible with xp. not sure if a mac mouse will work. help!!

  2. #2

    Gatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,678
    Thank Post
    861
    Thanked 650 Times in 431 Posts
    Rep Power
    499
    Don't know much about Macs - but aren't they just PS/2 connectors anyway? If so then don't see why not

    Though this begs the question of - Why would you want to?

  3. #3

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,877
    Thank Post
    518
    Thanked 2,486 Times in 1,928 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    838
    Mac's have never used PS/2, they used their own similar connector, namely ADB. They now all use USB.

    I'd say try one of these: Amazon.co.uk: Macally USB Single Button Mouse for Mac - Blueberry: Electronics & Photo

    If you can find someone who has one in stock. My guess would be try ebay.

    Don't be put off by it saying 'Mac' it will still work on Windows, as it is just a USB mouse, after all.

  4. #4
    MrPstv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    267
    Thank Post
    32
    Thanked 13 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    17
    The reason why i need a 1 button mouse is that a pupil here has got poor Fine motor skills,has a tendency to click both buttons at the same time ..

  5. #5

    Gatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,678
    Thank Post
    861
    Thanked 650 Times in 431 Posts
    Rep Power
    499
    @localzuk - ta for the clarification - as i said, my knowledge on Macs is very limited - so i stay out of our Creative & Media suite for that reason.

  6. #6

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,054
    Thank Post
    888
    Thanked 1,729 Times in 1,492 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    454
    also to add dont get a newer Apple USB mouse as they are not 1 button.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Kendal
    Posts
    1,555
    Thank Post
    112
    Thanked 177 Times in 144 Posts
    Rep Power
    71
    I'd have a look on this site - they do a range of input devices that may help.

    Inclusive Technology - All The Help You Need

  8. #8

    Gatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,678
    Thank Post
    861
    Thanked 650 Times in 431 Posts
    Rep Power
    499
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    also to add dont get a newer Apple USB mouse as they are not 1 button.
    Well there go all the Apple jokes then ...

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    1,381
    Thank Post
    181
    Thanked 211 Times in 171 Posts
    Rep Power
    65
    As a simpler/less hardware dependent solution, why not just run something on login for them that either disables the right mouse button, or maps the right mouse button back to the left button as well - this would mean not having to swap the mice around on every PC they use etc too...

    http://lifehacker.com/assets/resourc...RightClick.exe will kill the right click (surprise!) but it would be easy to knock together a script in AutoHotKey that just makes the right button act as a left one too It's literally just
    Code:
    RButton::LButton
    in an ahk script!
    Last edited by OutToLunch; 11th November 2008 at 09:23 AM.

  10. #10
    timbo343's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leeds/York area, North Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,035
    Thank Post
    305
    Thanked 293 Times in 203 Posts
    Rep Power
    120
    Or why not, take the mouse apart and de-solder the right-mouse button, then but it back together.

    Tim

  11. #11
    enjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    4,488
    Thank Post
    282
    Thanked 196 Times in 167 Posts
    Rep Power
    76
    If they struggle to get the left button without also getting the right, presumably a standard keyboard is a nightmare for them, so you might want to consider getting them a larger one of those too? These are often targeted at Early Years so they're brightly coloured, which could be a bit patronising depending on this student's age, but I know that the RNIB do "adult coloured" ones - search for "monster keys" on Home - RNIB Online Shop, other stockists no doubt exist too.

  12. #12
    Mandy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    318
    Thank Post
    54
    Thanked 79 Times in 46 Posts
    Rep Power
    27
    Morning Hamzah,

    I can provide an ADB single button mouse for £14.72


    I hope this helps!

    Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information.

  13. Thanks to Mandy from:

    MrPstv (11th November 2008)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Where's the PM button
    By SimpleSi in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14th May 2008, 11:26 AM
  2. stand by button
    By strawberry in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 7th August 2007, 01:47 PM
  3. Panic Button!
    By indiegirl in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 4th October 2006, 09:08 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •