The first really clever thing that I discovered about this trackball was the scroll ring. The good news is, it has one. When the trackball is used on Windows or Mac OS X, there is a Kensington Trackball Works utility to customize the button operations and the scroll ring function. Submit answers in the comments Trackballs in general are not very accurate, but the Expert is precise enough that many people have reported being able to do pixel-perfect work with the thing.

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Diamond Eye Optical Technology Optical sensors provide users with kensinggon maximum amount of control over their cursor. It feels more secure and smooth. I can see this use case coming on my own desktop already.

Maybe it will break in after a while I’ve got one, and I’ve been trying it out along with the latest release of the Raspbian Linux operating system. That’s pretty easy espert figure our using xev – details left to the reader. Rated 3 out of 5 by ncpilot from A bit disappointed I used this model trackball at work for years older tfackball frombut they’ve changed the construction quite a bit, and it feels cheap now.

I’m going to try it kensingtton and see how easy it is to assemble and use. No matter what you are using it for – it gives a much better feeling then a mouse: Rated 4 out of 5 by enviroboys from I love the extra buttons No more pain using the Kensington Expert trackball.

While not as intuitive as the Magic Mouse, it still works. Finally, the four buttons.


Also, the User Guide that is included has a few pictures, and short bursts of text in 13 languages yes, thirteenso one way expsrt another you should be able to puzzle it out. I kept checking for it periodically, and watched the price here go slowly down. So the first parameter after the equal sign assigns to button 1, the second to button 2 and so on. I find it easier and more natural to use, and more precise to control, especially when I am trying to move it very small distances.

You can also map these combinations to different system actions and commands, such as starting a frequently-used program or minimizing all windows.

Kensington Expert Mouse Trackball Review

Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from works well for users with hand tremors I bought the mouse for my grandfather who struggles with hand tremors. Rated 4 out of 5 by Ellory from Must have for Video Editing I’ve never used a trackball so I bought this because I needed more precise wheel movement on a professional video editing software. Thank you for your excellence I, for example, set the top-right button to primary click so I could hit it with my strong middle finger and avoid wearing out my thumb kensingfon the default bottom-left click setting.

The trakcball of the items in the command specify the button to assign a function to. The details of this CLI command are rather obscure, but here is just one small example Of trackvall this dual-mode function means that it would be very easy to use this trackball on trackbxll different systems, for example with the dongle on my Acer All-in-One desktop and via Bluetooth on a Raspberry Pi 3.


Starting with an ergonomic design including built-in wrist rest, four easily accessible buttons, and a scroll ring surrounding the ball itself, the Expert Mouse offers users maximum control at their fingertips.

I have already started using it in preference to the Logitech M trackball I have had on my desk for the past few years. Now I mostly use the palm of my hand or multiple fingers to move the cursor. Rated 1 out of 5 by Chabby from Horrible I bought this mouse because Microsoft discontinued the trackball explorer with program specific buttons.

People switch to trackballs for a lot of reasons. Very precise cursor control – or – when playing games you get the hang of e. You may unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time. The KDE control is shown here.

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Generally speaking, input devices are considered more ergonomic when they can be driven with big motions of large muscle groups, and less ergonomic when they must be manipulated with minute movements of weaker muscles.

I will still recommend, but with hrackball issues I’ve been living in Switzerland for a long time, and I know there is a substantial markup here, but that is just completely ridiculous. Order in the next 0: There are no inherent stresses of use on this component that I can see.