Yes, but this was a situation where I knew the customer didn't know USB from UPS... You know the people - the ones who have you over to their house to set up their (completely color-coded) new computer.nitro2k01 wrote:Not a completely stupid question. Surfaces without enough texture will make optical mice lose track all the time. While the rough surface on most mousepads (which was designed to make the balls grip on ball mice) coincidentally works great as a tracking surface, that customer's precaution wasn't stupid.eagle5953 wrote:From when I worked at Wal-Mart:
'Where are your mousepads?'
'They're right over here - we have pads with dogs, cats, and this tropical one...'
'Which will be compatible with my mouse?
I've worked in retail long enough to differentiate the clueless from the too-clever-by-half.
Optical mice will not work well on mousepads with little texture, granted, but they typically will work to some extent on any surface except glass.