Using our Mouse vs a Trackpad?

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I think predominantly people use their trackpads on their laptops (which baffles me) but I use my mouse mainly. It's nothing expensive or fancy but it's nice and is made so that when you click, you can't hear a click sound which is super useful at night in my dorm.

Which do you guys prefer and why?
 

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A mouse unless I am on the move and have no room for the mouse. I don't see why you'd use a trackpad if you had a choice, it's slower and more cumbersome.
 

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I agree. Comes off as a hassle to me but it looks like most people just prefer it?Think it's cooler? I dunno why though mouse ftw
 

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As a Mac guy, the trackpads are marvelous. I've been using a trackpad as my main input for years now, and I love it. So much versatility. However, when I use my older Macs, I basically have to use a mouse, but that's alright, since I'd be used to them for years before getting used to a trackpad. I hate using a mouse with a laptop though, like, why would you carry that around with you?
 

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I use my trackpad, but doing so over a long period of time is a hassle. I can't use a mouse because I don't have a desk to work with and it's kind of a pain to use a mouse over a bed, so I just don't bother.
 

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I prefer to just use the trackpad. If I'm playing like a game or something, I whip out my mouse so yeah.
 

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I almost always use a mouse. I've never liked using a trackpad. It's just slower and I honestly don't like the feel of most of the ones I've had.
 

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I think the smooth touch of the trackpad puts me off for some reason and I just find it a bit weird. Could be me but the clicking and feeling of clicking is reassuring haha.
 

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I used to use my trackpad all the time, but switched over to mouse a while ago and never used tracked again.
Also I think my trackpad might be broken but details y’know
 

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I switch between both with little trouble, so it really just depends on if I have enough space for a mouse.

At the moment I'm using a trackpad though.
 

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On my old laptop which I used for a while, the trackpad broke so I used a mouse. I'm really used to using a mouse now and I like the feel better, so I use a mouse more often. It's easier to do gfx as well.
 

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Oh yeah, mouse is definitely easier for gfx in general.
 

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back when i had a laptop i used the trackpad almost exclusively.. it didn't bother me, i guess i just got used to it, but i carried it around everywhere and used it when laying in bed or w/e, so attaching a mouse was a pain in the b00ty. I rly only used mouse for games and graphics.
 

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If I am at a desk I use a mouse with my laptop, but if I am not, I just use the trackpad.
 

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If I’m at my desk, I use a mouse. However, if I’m not in my room, I use a trackpad. At least a Mac makes that bearable.
 

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I used a trackpad exclusively for like 3 years in late Middle to early high school. That was not very fun, especially since I was getting into LoL at the time which made it very hard to play. SInce then a simple $8 target mouse has been my go-to purchase.
 

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I've always used a mouse with my laptop since I've never really learned how a trackpad functions.

Selecting text and zooming into text is unnecessarily complicated on trackpads.
 

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I use both, but I only use my mouse when I'm at home, since I'm most likely to be playing games or working on a project when I'm in my room. I actually don't mind using my mouse on my bed if my sheets are taut.
 

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i’m in my bed every opportunity i get, so i use my trackpad. i have a mouse, but i never use it. at school we have chromebooks so i cant really carry around a mouse either. trackpads are just really convenient for me, so i use them.
 

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I've learned to use a trackpad, but I definitely prefer to use a mouse. Had a chromebook in school and after a bit got a wireless mouse to use, as the trackpad is a bit of a pain. After a few wireless mice and finally holding onto one I tend to use the wireless mouse more than the trackpad on the home chromebook. I will really only use the trackpad when I have to.
 
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