Two Mice Better Than One?


Did you know than on most PCs you can have two mice running at the same time? But why would anyone want to do such a thing? Well, there is this new game Propellerhead has just invented, called Duelling Mice, where two users are given a mouse each and the winner is the one who manages to crash the PC …

But seriously, if you’re into high-end graphics you might want a regular mouse for day-to-day Windows stuff, and a precision mouse or trackball for delicate work. The second mouse could also be a graphics tablet or even a wireless device, used for presentations. So how do you go about connecting two mice?

Easy, one of them needs to be a regular PS2 type mouse. That plugs into the back of the PC, and the other one should be a USB mouse. Switch off, plug them both in and reboot and they should both work, if not check to see if you have any specialised mouse utilities — they’re normally to be found in Control Panel — that specifically prevents the use of two mices. There’s a full archive of tips and tweaks, plus all of the very best freeware tools and utilities at PCTopTips.

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