I like buttons. They’re fun to push, and they usually make something that I want to happen, happen! Heck, a standard keyboard (a standard PC keyboard anyway) has over 100 of them, whee! Apple, on the other hand, does not like buttons.
Seriously; the one button on the iMac is hidden in the back, the mouse that came with it does not appear to have any at all, and I’m sure that somewhere within the bowels of Apple, some engineer is scratching their head trying to figure out a way to get rid of the single button on the iPhone’s face.
As I mentioned last week, the Mac’s Mighty Mouse (seriously, that’s what Apple calls it) is the one part of the Mac experience that irritates me the most. It lacks a distinct right click button and refuses to acknowledge my futile attempts at right-clicking. After another week of missed right-clicks and re-right-clicks I finally replaced it with a $20 Logitech wireless mouse. Its colored black, so it ruins the aesthetic of my workspace somewhat, but I’ll gladly take functionality over fashion. Actually, I’ll take anything over fashion, but that’s a discussion for another day.
I tossed the Mighty Mouse into my netbook bag where it will ruin the aesthetic of my HP Mini 1000, and thus, the balance of the universe is maintained!
Once I adjusted to the Logitech’s heft, all was well. Now if I could just figure out a way to get my keyboard shortcuts back, everything would be PERFECT. I may also give Safari another shot, I’m hearing good things about the beta.
It has been two weeks since I took the plunge and my Mac has been treating me pretty good so far. I’ll boot into Vista occasionally to play a game or work with Microsoft Money, but otherwise all is well with Mac and Me!