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Jan 20, 2005, 07:26 AM
Hi again,

I use Maya on a PC and Photoshop on a PC and OSX as well as Propellerhead's Reason.
In both of these programs you are often clicking one part of the screen, and then the other repeatedly... or you may want to scale something and move it simultaneously..

This would be easy if the computer tracked two separate cursors from two separate mouse inputs... I could click and hold one corner of an image and click and drag the other with the other mouse... resize it.. rotate it move it.. whatever I wanted, as if I was using my own two hands..

In reason, I have one application as the mixer for all my audio inputs and another application for my FX.. I have to be very quick with my clicking, and would preferably like to have someone else be able to manipulate the FX without affecting my knowledge of where I am on the screen... this would be easy if I had two cursors and two mice simultaneously active

Seems simple enough right?

Anyone know a way to set this up? I'm sure SOMEONE else on this planet thinks its crazy that we sit around all day being half as productive as we could be



Jan 21, 2005, 04:34 PM
What about one mouse connected in the normal way at the back of the PC,and the other via a graphic tablet that connects to it's own driver via USB?

PS2 plus USB mouse?

Or am I talking Microsoft solutions here?

(That was'nt very helpful guys,but it is late here in the UK) :D

If I'm wrong,sorry.

All the best,

Jan 24, 2005, 09:39 AM

I just happened to be researching this same subject this morning and found a company that makes a device for plugging two mice into one computer. Check out:

Jan 26, 2005, 05:44 AM
Okasional, that's not going to help. That will let you have two mice but they will still both control the same cursor. I have no idea with this one but it doesn't sound possible to me. If it is, the piece of software you would need would be bloody complicated and therefore cost an arm and a leg.

Jan 26, 2005, 06:53 AM
You're absolutely right. My thinking was fuzzy because the project I'm working on may be able to use two mice that share one pointer. But what the world really needs are dual, independent pointing devices, and you and I probably won't live long enough to see it.

Jan 26, 2005, 07:55 AM
Hmnn.Studied the web site which Okasional listed.Read the review,and your right.Two mice,but one curser.My info was c*** I'm afraid.As L Theobald says it would be complicated.Maybe Redmond have a project in the pipeline.'New for 2010,simply plug in and watch your keyboard freeze up.Patch available soon.. '

Any ideas on this would be very interesting to read.Sorry I can't help.

All the best guys,

Nez. :)

Mar 13, 2009, 07:57 AM
I was looking for something like that, but...
Now you have multi touch screens so, your problem might be solved