Mouse at work (without installing drivers)

Discussion in 'Peripherals' started by Center, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Center

    Center Junior Member

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    So my job won't install drivers on my work laptop because they say that they do not allow personal mouses. The mouse they issued was the standard HP mouse.

    Given that I have Windows XP SP3 installed, is there a mouse that I can buy that allows for both vertical AND horizontal scrollwheel functions (I work with a TON of spreadsheets) without installing a 3rd party driver?

    I can plug in my Logitech mouse and it'll work, but the scrollwheel only works vertically.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Lifer

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    Can you set your spreadsheet program to scroll with keyboard keys? You could get a Logitech G9x, program it on another computer, and on your work computer it will just function as a keyboard. But the G9x has horrible side scrolling action. The wheel is just too stiff and tends to spin instead.