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Mouse friendly surface on table
Old 29th August 2007
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Mouse friendly surface on table

I have put a new surface of some description on my table top which is made of wood.

I'd like to use my Apple mouse directly on the surface and not have the need for a mouse mat or anything like it - and still have good mouse-response for editing etc.

I would ideally like the surface to be black or dark grey - it could be painted OR some other surface that's quite sturdy and easy to clean - could be rubber or whatever... as long as the optical mouse doesn't 'slip' - you know what I mean - this is where YOUR experience comes in

The surface isn't very big so it doesn't matter if the surface isn't cheap (although I'm very happy to go with paint as long as it works) but it has to be able to withstand the occassional tea spilling etc.
Old 29th August 2007

The desks here in my office have a stippled (granite-like) pattern in the Formica.

I'd look at the Wilsonart or Formica samples down at your local lumber yard. They ought to have a black/grey "granite" pattern.


Old 29th August 2007
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Anything smooth with a bit of texture will work that DOESN'T REFLECT. The shinier the material, the more it'll play havoc with optical mice. You want a matte finish, with just enough texture for the optical sensors to discern variations.
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