What do you think are the best mice for use with linux?

What factors do you think are most important in selecting a mouse? (eg precision, build quality, comfort, other)

Price is optional

  • @GenderNeutralBro
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    16 days ago

    Tons of brands use Windows-only software to control button mapping, lighting, etc.

    Anything outside basic movement, scrolling, and the first three buttons will need additional software.

    It’s been a while since I looked. Anyone know a good universal mouse config tool for linux that would let me map all buttons on a per-app basis?

    • @Ptsf@lemmy.world
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      14 days ago

      Fortunately most have been ported to Linux via an open source revserse engineered community project or run well ish under wine! :)

    • @DannyBoy@sh.itjust.works
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      516 days ago

      Piper is a GUI wrapper for libratbag which supports a bunch of gaming mice that is great for customizing button mapping. It doesn’t do per-app basis but once you map the mouse buttons to regular keys/commands you could use another application to do the mapping per application.

      • @GenderNeutralBro
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        215 days ago

        Thanks! That’ll be my homework for this weekend! :)

    • @njordomir@lemmy.world
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      My Logitec MX Master devices can be configured on Linux via Piper. Logitech Options (the official software) is for Windows and I’ve never messed with it, even on my Windows devices. The two MX Master devices I have work plug and play and having 2 Bluetooth connections and a dongle channel lets me easily switch between my computers without swapping mice. Apparently with the official software, I could drag the mouse from one computer’s desktop to another, but I’m happy to mash the little button on the bottom to tab between devices if it saves me having to interact with another hardware manufacturer’s half advertisement/half utility app.