Here's our Hardware Tip for.. January 29, 1999
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Every once in a while, a hardware innovation comes along that completely redefines the standard. Enter the Microsoft Intellimouse. While at first, it still looks like any ordinary mouse, the first difference you'll see is that wheel sticking out between the buttons. And it's that wheel, coupled with the bundled Intellipoint software, that makes all the difference in the world. It's one of those things that once you've tried it, you wonder how you managed to get along all this time without it. The wheel is amazing, with it you can:
The Intellipoint software not only gives you the usual suite of mouse utilities, but it also gives you complete control over the wheel and it's behavior. The wheel (which can also be clicked like a third button) can be configured to Open Explorer, Open Help, Open the Start Menu or act like a double-click.
- Scroll through any page easily - Save time and steps. Simply roll the wheel forward or backward instead of clicking on a scroll bar or arrow.
- Work hands-free with AutoScroll - Press the wheel, set the scroll speed, then watch your document scroll automatically.
- Zoom efficiently - Use the wheel to see either close-up or big-picture views without having to use menus or toolbars (in compatible applications).
Take a closer look at the Intellimouse and even try out a few interactive demos at http://www.microsoft.com/products/hardware/mouse/intellimouse/
Note: Free Driver Update
If you currently have IntelliPoint 1.1 or later installed you'll be glad to know Microsoft has just released the latest version of their Intellimouse Drivers, Version 2.2d.
You can download the latest version free of charge at http://www.microsoft.com/intellipoint/.
The latest driver allows you to scroll with the IntelliMouse®wheel in Windows® 98, Windows® 95 and Windows NT® 4.0 compatible applications.