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How do you use your mouse pad?

How do you use your mouse pad?

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I will be placing an order for branded mouse pads. 

The design on the pad would be dependent on whether I would like  the design (picture) horizontal or vertical. My choice would be dependent how people use their mouse pads. 

Which way do you use your mouse pad - Horizontal or vertical? 

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By cheekychappy
14th Jul 2015 14:52

Which way do you use yours? That is obviously the correct way and nobody should tell you different.

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By buttinski
14th Jul 2015 14:57

Depends

on the space available and the position of the keypad.

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By Portia Nina Levin
14th Jul 2015 14:58

I hate the frigging things

I always fall off the edge whichever way round it is. I just use the whole desk!

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By mwngiol
14th Jul 2015 15:00

Depends

On which way the artwork/branding is oriented.

But I usually have it upside down as an anti-marketing protest.

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By petersaxton
14th Jul 2015 22:43

You gave the game away

mwngiol wrote:

On which way the artwork/branding is oriented.

But I usually have it upside down as an anti-marketing protest.

FT will print his brand upside down so that when you protest by having it upside down it will actually be the right way up.

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Stepurhan
By stepurhan
14th Jul 2015 15:01

Silly question

I find mouse mats lying flat on the desk makes them easier to use, so horizontal for me. Vertical turns them into a wall.

Assuming you mean portrait or landscape, think about it for a moment. What is a mouse mat for? What is the normal orientation of the device most relevant to mouse usage? Isn't it more likely most people will orient them accordingly?

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By larkim
14th Jul 2015 15:02

I use an optical mouse so have no need of a mouse pad - I thought they went out with the dinosaurs when mice with balls (!) were still in use.  

If you're planning on giving them out as marketing materials, I wouldn't bother wasting your money to be honest!

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By Portia Nina Levin
14th Jul 2015 15:05

I think you will find

That the plural of mouse is mouses, and not mice, whether they have balls or not.

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By stepurhan
14th Jul 2015 15:41

Per Ambrose Bierce

Portia Nina Levin wrote:

That the plural of mouse is mouses, and not mice, whether they have balls or not.

In the Devil's Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce asserted that it was the singular that should be changed, to match that of dice.

Ambrose Bierce wrote:
A piece of cheese no larger than a die, baits the trap to catch a nibbling mie
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By Old Greying Accountant
14th Jul 2015 15:06

Mine is round...

... so makes no difference - 50p in a well known Swedish store

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By Fizzy
14th Jul 2015 15:13

Seriously?

You can't even manage to make a decision like this on your own? Look at the mat, decide which way round you fancy it and place the order. Or order round ones and have a logo that's the same from all angles.

Did you do branded mugs as well? If so, did you have the logo on so the hole was at the top, or did you consider how it would look in the dishwasher upside down? Or on its side in the sink? 

Or if you have money to burn (as you don't spend it on staff) why not get several variations done so clients can pick the one that suits them best. After all, some may have round bins, some square bins, some may just have bin bags and need their mat to scrunch up....

 

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By Glenn Martin
14th Jul 2015 15:19

Dear God

I thought were struggling to deal with the work for your clients since your staff have left and were having to work weekends.

My problem is I spend all the week dealing with my clients problems I struggle to make time for my own business activities like, marketing billing and admin. 

I suppose its a bit like the painter and decorators house is always the last one to get decorated.

I however long for the day when I am in a position to worry about "which way people use there mouse mats".

Should you not focus your efforts on maintaining and looking after the clients you already have as opposed to wasting time on stuff like this.

Most people use phones, tablets and laptops in the real world so have no use for for a mouse mat.

 

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By Mouse007
14th Jul 2015 15:22

I live in mine

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By andy.partridge
14th Jul 2015 15:22

Shaped conically and worn on my head.

My problem is filing. I never know whether to file common sense under C or S.

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By tom123
14th Jul 2015 21:32

Filing

andy.partridge wrote:

Shaped conically and worn on my head.

My problem is filing. I never know whether to file common sense under C or S.

A previous company used to file completed construction work jobs according to the name of the client. We did some work for an Oxford college.

I searched under "U" for university, and "O" for Oxford. Eventually found it under "T" for The university of oxford.

 

In answer to the question - landscape by the way.

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By BananaMan
14th Jul 2015 15:33

Mouse pad?

I use an eye-Pad

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By Glenn Martin
14th Jul 2015 15:51

Up North

BananaMan wrote:

I use an eye-Pad

In Newcastle we use the "Whey Aye Pad"

 

 

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By BananaMan
14th Jul 2015 15:55

Best. Answer. Ever.

Glennzy wrote:

BananaMan wrote:

I use an eye-Pad

In Newcastle we use the "Whey Aye Pad"

 

Best. Answer. Ever.

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By neileg
14th Jul 2015 17:02

Dead reet pet

Glennzy wrote:

BananaMan wrote:

I use an eye-Pad

In Newcastle we use the "Whey Aye Pad"

That's 'cos it works well with Whey Aye Fi.

Which of course is best used on Geet Fast Broadband.

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By SThornton
14th Jul 2015 15:34

Mine has a gel wrist pad so there's only one way it can go.

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By mydoghasfleas
14th Jul 2015 15:36

Put it on a second tablet.......

... because if you put it on the one you are using you will not be able to see the screen.

 

Have you ever noticed how one foot is a slightly different size to the other and it's always the left foot.  I thought I would throw this in as it is just as insane as the original post.

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By SteveOH
14th Jul 2015 15:46

And you wonder, FirstTab, why we find you so frustrating

Unless this is a joke, it must rank as the most inane question ever to appear on Any Answers. I'm tempted to say "Get a life".

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By Red Leader
14th Jul 2015 16:07

horizontal

It flies through the air better when I throw it at idiots.

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By Ben Lauritson
14th Jul 2015 16:09

Mouse pad and house pad

I don't use a mouse pad personally, as I always use an optical mouse and find mouse pads rather cumbersome.

Having said that, I do use a house pad because I find that moving all that brick and mortar across the desk tends to scratch the surface quite badly, no matter how well varnished it is. So a house pad is definitely worth investing in if you happen to use a house.

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By petersaxton
15th Jul 2015 06:18

Flat pad

Ben Lauritson wrote:

I don't use a mouse pad personally, as I always use an optical mouse and find mouse pads rather cumbersome.

Having said that, I do use a house pad because I find that moving all that brick and mortar across the desk tends to scratch the surface quite badly, no matter how well varnished it is. So a house pad is definitely worth investing in if you happen to use a house.

First Tab has a flat pad but he doesn't move it around - he's not that silly.

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By slipknot08
14th Jul 2015 16:30

unbranded!!

I get 3 or 4 branded mouse mats sent to me every year, and they languish in the bottom of my desk drawer until I can be arsed to throw them away... because I have a nice, plain black mouse mat with a gel wrist support that actually works (even with an optical mouse, using the desk feels all 'scratchy' and wrong) - so probably the straightforward answer to your question is that this may well be a waste of your money and time.

I bet most people don't use the branded stuff they get (I hate it - I'll do without rather than advertise something on my person or belongings), and many people have i-pads & things now, so don't need it anyway.

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
14th Jul 2015 17:10

.

And there was me spending hours pouring over detailed spreadsheets to work out post budget strategies for our landlord and limited company clients.

I *knew* I had something more important to do this week!

 

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By mrme89
14th Jul 2015 17:16

Best

ireallyshouldknowthisbut wrote:

And there was me spending hours pouring over detailed spreadsheets to work out post budget strategies for our landlord and limited company clients.

I *knew* I had something more important to do this week!

 

 

Get your priorities straight.

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By andrew55
14th Jul 2015 18:07

Never use one

I haven't used a mouse mat for years. I'd suggest branded pads are a total waste of money.

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By Fizzy
14th Jul 2015 18:10

I wish

After all these suggestions that mouse mats are a no go I really wish I sold mouse mats. Because you just know that FT is now going to place a really, really, really big order!

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By Jekyll and Hyde
14th Jul 2015 18:33

Round mouse mat

I use an old round one.

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By FirstTab
14th Jul 2015 19:24

Round one

Is a great idea!

It is interesting to read comments about me wasting my time. Yet, they waste their time telling me about it and I should get a life? 

I had an idea of the counter-productive response I would get. It made me smile.

 

 

 

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Stepurhan
By stepurhan
14th Jul 2015 20:44

Trolling

FirstTab wrote:
I had an idea of the counter-productive response I would get. It made me smile.
Making posts with the deliberate intent of provoking others is known as trolling. I have reported your post admitting this as such and will do the same for any future questions that appear to be posted with a similar intention.
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By oscardoyle
14th Jul 2015 21:57

My saviour

FirstTab wrote:

Is a great idea!

It is interesting to read comments about me wasting my time. Yet, they waste their time telling me about it and I should get a life? 

I had an idea of the counter-productive response I would get. It made me smile.

 

 

 

I too have wasted my time reading this thread but the alternative was watching the Twilight movie with my wife so.... thanks I guess.
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By Jekyll and Hyde
14th Jul 2015 19:44

If, or when I have branded material it will be..........

....... A bic grip roller pen. Works out at about £1.50 per pen, very useful and everyone uses them.

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By KPEM online
14th Jul 2015 19:45

@FirstTab
Not being funny or meaning to be rude, but are you just a wind up merchant? Serious question. Do you get your kicks and laughs from seeing others getting irrate when responding to your random posts and questions?

If so, well done sir cos it works every time!

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By petersaxton
14th Jul 2015 22:39

Marketing consultant

Shouldn't you ask your marketing consultant?

Alternatively, you could always do a search for a mouse pad consultant and pay them to give you the answer.

Some people have mentioned circular mouse mats but I don't think that is a solution as users can still use your brand upside down.

Other people have mentioned mouse pads with a wrist support and I think this is the mouse pad for you. You'll know which way up to put your brand with one of them.

Don't be upset by all the critical comments. I am sure they are jealous of you having your client work so up to date that you can concentrate on marketing to grow your business.

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By MissAccounting
14th Jul 2015 22:50

Have you ran out of the ones you got delivered on 20 Feb and posted a picture of on Twitter?  Why not just order the same design but find a better supplier than Vistaprint? Better still why not get your buddies at Indelible Creative to sort the design and printing out for you? 

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By mrme89
15th Jul 2015 08:35

Twitter

MissAccounting wrote:

Have you ran out of the ones you got delivered on 20 Feb and posted a picture of on Twitter?  Why not just order the same design but find a better supplier than Vistaprint? Better still why not get your buddies at Indelible Creative to sort the design and printing out for you? 

You've shown me a whole new barrel of laughs.

I particularly like the wall art that makes the office look like a nursery.
Maybe rather than a mouse mat, crayons and a colouring book would be a better choice?

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By BananaMan
15th Jul 2015 09:34

Branding

Whatever your branding - please supply me with the artwork and I'll display it on the eye-pad when I use that.

 

It protects my desk very well, the wooden top is still perfect - the screen however has all of these little marks on it, I've tried to clean them off but they won't go away. I've tried to complain to Pear. But they say that it comes under "Fair Wear and Tear" and that they won't be able to provide me with a replacement.

 

I said to them that if Pear won't cover the Wear and Tear then I believe that's very unfair and that they should prepare, to receive correspondence from my Solicitaire.

They said "Au contrare, mon frere"

Then I gave up.

 

My conversation with Pear came up fruitless. Not happy.

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By Kelly1234
15th Jul 2015 09:54

I knew this was a FT post before I even opened it....

This person has to be a wind up merchant; every post they put up gains a high number of responses from other AWeb users yet after their initial post they don't get involved in the topic at all.  It's a bit like Katie Hopkins, if everyone stopped paying her attention she would F^%£ off.

I think FT just likes to ask these stupid questions to then sit back and watch everyone's responses come in, wasting their time on such an irrelevant discussion. 

I do fear that by replying myself I am only feeding the idiocy of the whole situation.

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By petersaxton
15th Jul 2015 10:26

I disagree

Kelly1234 wrote:

This person has to be a wind up merchant; every post they put up gains a high number of responses from other AWeb users yet after their initial post they don't get involved in the topic at all.  It's a bit like Katie Hopkins, if everyone stopped paying her attention she would F^%£ off.

I think FT just likes to ask these stupid questions to then sit back and watch everyone's responses come in, wasting their time on such an irrelevant discussion. 

I do fear that by replying myself I am only feeding the idiocy of the whole situation.

I disagree. I think there's a more obvious reason why he asks stupid questions.

 

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Richard Hattersley
By Richard Hattersley
15th Jul 2015 11:04

Thread closed

This thread has now been closed to comments. Thank you for participating, but this is not the appropriate forum for this discussion for Any Answers. I would suggest Time Out. 

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