what shortcuts do you folks use to bind certain actions to your front and back mouse keys? i used to have ‘launch drones’ and ‘return to drone bay’ respectively.
I just use the left, right and middle buttons.
I don’t have a gaming mouse. My mouse only has 3 buttons/wheel. I don’t have that option. having the ability to recall drones by pushing a button would be handy though.
I only use the side button for push to talk, no in-game shortcuts. I used them in the past but then I’ll forget to set them up on a character, or lose a config or something and suddenly be in the heat of battle pressing buttons that aren’t doing what they are supposed to do. So now I used default in-game controls for better or worse.
I use the mouse for everything…I just find it so much easier. It requires a really accurate mouse and perfect cursor tracking range, but set up correctly it is so much easier than fumbling around with a keyboard.
I only have 2 extra thumb buttons on my razor mouse.
The forward button i use for dscan and the back button i use for F1 which i only really use for traveling with a BR so i dont have to keep my keyboard on my lap. (Play from the couch)
Things like drones i mapped to G keys.
I REFUSE to use the left mouse button.
I can’t believe you use a mouse! Real people are 100% keyboard only. I recall the first time I saw a mouse on a PC. I picked it up by the cord in between my thumb and forefinger. Holding it like a dead animal, “What is this suppose to be?” I asked. The other person replied, “They call it a mouse. It is a lazy tool for people who don’t understand the keyboard.”. That was in the mid to late 1980’s.
In all reality, I know there are some people who would be lost, if or when the mouse quits working. To this day, I still have a tendency to tab key around the screen and press Enter more than using the mouse.
Most players are using them to trigger macros and scripts.
Lol…I have gotten so used to using a mouse ( very accurately and quickly ) that it is the keyboard that feels slow and clunky and out of date. The key to it is to have a very accurate mouse and to have a mouse pointer range on the screen that allows instant access in a single move. Having a huge screen also helps. It beats fumbling around with keys, and having to remember 37 different key strokes.
I recently got Microsoft Flight Simulator, and it was like ‘wtf ? I have to use keys to go up and down and side to side ?’. So much easier with a mouse.
I use whatever is fast and convenient. Since the game tends to freeze or get choppy sometimes the mouse isn’t such a sure thing so I make sure I can do everything with the keyboard except for the obvious double-click in space and other such things.
I still have the 3.5 floppy and the 219 page book for Microsoft Flight Simulator (c) 1988. Yes the whole program fit on a floppy diskette. The original was 1982, hard to believe it is 40 years old now. Ah smell that nostalgia!
My mouse has 12 buttons on the side. I only use 2. One day I’ll use them for something.
Come to think of it, in space I just use it to select from the overview and set ship speed. In station? For everything.
Forward mouse button for push-to-talk. Back mouse button for… wait, what do I use that button for ?
Keyboard over mouse or your clearly a mobile user.
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