I just bought a new laptop & downloaded Scarm I didn't get a mouse with it. Would I be better off using a mouse with the program instead of using the touch pad?

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When we bought our new Apple desk top MAC a few years ago, it did not take me long to get used to the track-pad.  My wife cannot get used to it however, se we are constantly switching between the two.  Good thing they are both wireless.

Dan Padova


"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill


It depends on the user some like touchpad and some like using a mouse you should try the touchpad for a while, there are a lot of tricks you can do with a touchpad then if you don't like using the touchpad get a mouse. 


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I had to use a pointing device as part of my job to the point where I would start getting various aches and pains from overuse. So I'd change devices periodically.
I've used a mouse, track ball, touchpad, and a pointing stick built into the keypad of an IBM Thinkpad.

It's all a matter of what one is accustomed to using.
I think that if I currently had the pointing stick, that is what I'd use.

C.W. Burfle

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