Instead, you use Logitech Control Center, which has the same features but an older look. Instead of a scroll wheel, the Expert Mouse has a scroll ring around the ball. Logitech Control Center also lacks a pointer-acceleration slider, so moving the cursor around multiple monitors or high-resolution displays is harder. Logitech MX Ergo wireless trackball mouse I’ve been waiting a long time for a new trackball from Logitech. But you can’t, and there is nothing else you can do with it which qualifies for the “Expert Mouse” part of the name, as far as I can see.

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I use this for hrs each day and absolutely love it.

Learn kensingtoh about cookies including how to disable them. Also, the User Guide that is included has a few pictures, and short bursts of text in 13 languages yes, thirteenso one way or another you should be able to puzzle it out. The Logitech Options software has most of the settings you need to customize the MX Ergo and its eight buttons.

We found that finger-operated trackballs encouraged better ergonomics—full arm movements and neutral wrist posture—compared with thumb-operated models.

This problem is present both over bluetooth currently using microsoft universal HID-device driveras well as the provided 2. The Expert Mouse has a power switch on the bottom but also turns itself off automatically after inactivity to save battery life. The MX Ergo has eight programmable buttons—twice as many as the Expert Mouse, and three more than the M—and one non-programmable button on top to switch between paired computers.

By default the buttons function as traditional mouse left, right, middle and The MX Ergo has a tilt feature, two more buttons, newer software, Bluetooth, and a more modern design, features we think are worthwhile for most people considering a trackball.


Rated 4 out of 5 by Richard S from Ttrackball the thing for someone with dexterity-challenged hands.

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This trackball connects to your computer via a 2. Kensington But once you get past the name, this really is a wirelesd nice and exceptionally versatile trackball. This is illustrated at least twice on the bottom of the trackball, as shown at right, with a label and with embossing in the case. Finger-operated trackballs with center-mounted balls work for both right- and left-handed people and encourage better wrist posture, while thumb-operated trackballs are more similar to traditional mice and therefore easier to get the hang of using.

The first time, they sent a note with a URL for the installation software.

Comments are disabled We respect your privacy. The details of this CLI command are rather obscure, but here is just one small example Instead of using a hardware scroll ring as on the Kensington Expert Mouse and Orbit with Scroll Trqckball, with the Kensington SlimBlade Trackball you have to rotate the ball to scroll, which is tough to do without bouncing the cursor around the screen.

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My Profile Log Out. Instead, you use Logitech Control Center, which has the same features but an older look. Cornell ergonomicist Alan Hedge pointed out to us that a trackball is most useful if it helps you keep your hand in the correct position: Don’t read this unless you are interested in a very geeky explanation of the xmodmap command mentioned above. Kensington Expert Mouse Budget finger-operated trackball: To remove the wireess, just pull it out or flip the Expert Mouse over.


Then we used the remaining trackballs for several days of work, paying attention to the build quality, accuracy, and general comfort. This is my first time with a wireless trackball mouse, and it’s working fine.

Here’s an example of travkball to configure and use it. But once you get past the name, this really is a very nice and exceptionally versatile trackball.

So this means in the example command I gave above, I assigned function 8, “Back”, to button 2, and function 9, “Forward” to button 8.

That’s pretty easy to figure our using xev – details left to the reader. The MX Ergo has a one-year limited warranty—shorter coverage than the three-year warranties of the M and Expert Mouse, and the five-year warranty of the Orbit with Scroll Ring—but most of the defects the warranty covers usually appear within the first year. Although the Logitech TrackMan Marble lacks a scroll wheel or ring, it has buttons for paging up and down.

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Some wireless options support a 2. The best deals, delivered daily Subscribe to our daily deals newsletter to get the best deals delivered straight to your inbox.

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