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    Variable Bitrate AllThingsEnd's Avatar
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    those of you the use a trackball in your carpc

    i was wondering how you are liking having a trackball. i was thinking about getting a mini wireless keyboard that had one on it. the only problem i forsee is when i get on a bumpy road the cursor will go everywhere. have any of you encountered this problem?
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    hell, the roads here are horrible, so you'd better be careful, lol

    but really, unless the trackball isnt weighted properly, it shouldnt really spin or turn at all unless something else is hitting it, no?

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    im going to keep it in my center console, so yea on a bumpy road it will be getting knocked around. and i dont want to be playing a movie and keep having the player hiding and unhiding everytime the mouse moved
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    put a rubber band around the case/keyboard so that it just touches the ball, will make it a bit stiffer and less likely to spin freely. Not pretty, but cheap and simple.
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    i know that wont work for me, i have a hard enough time keeping track of a pen in my truck, id need to keep a whole bag of rubber bands in my truck to do that plan
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    I have a trackball and have never had an issue with it....even off-roading....but the ball in my trackball is pretty big ( about the size and weight of a pool ball) so i think that has alot to do with it... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Click on my worklog in my sig to see pics

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    I have a trackball, not as big as the above most, just normal I suppose....No issues here at all. There is a light movement when you hit a bump, maybe the arrow moves 1/4", nothing crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jthiani View Post
    I have a trackball and have never had an issue with it....even off-roading....but the ball in my trackball is pretty big ( about the size and weight of a pool ball) so i think that has alot to do with it... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Click on my worklog in my sig to see pics
    If a big and heavy trackball means it won't be nocking around, find yourself a bowlingball.

    But seriously, maybe a shock abosrbing system, i.e. Dr. Scholl's gel heel pad.
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    Heres an Idea!

    Don't install a stupied trackball into your car. There completely 100% no reason to do this lol Id use a laptop touch pad mouse before I rig up a trackball on my car computer.
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    Yup a thouchpad or a laptop nipple! You could fit that anywhere!
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