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Chrissy Wainwright

For years I used a Wacom tablet instead of a mouse. It mostly worked fine, but I had some minor problems in certain programs.

I made the switch back to a mouse last year, and went with a Logitech M720. I love it because all the buttons and gestures can be programmed, and can even be programmed to different functions based on the current app.

Some of the key bindings I have set up:

  • horizontal scroll will switch to next/previous tab
  • thumb buttons can copy and paste
  • middle click will open tabs in a new window in browsers, in other apps it saves.
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Evaldas Buinauskas Author

I used to have a Logitech G600 with truckloads of extra buttons next to my thumb, it worked really well for MMO gaming but isn't very suited for programming and I just gifted it.

Are thumb buttons on M720 easy to reach? Don't you have to move your whole palm a little bit back in order to be able to press them comfortably?

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Chrissy Wainwright

I have no trouble reaching the buttons. My palm does move a little bit, but I can also hit them without moving my palm. There are three thumb buttons, and only the front two are programmable. The third one is for switching workstations, which I never do.

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Evaldas Buinauskas Author

Thanks! I've purchased M720, it has a much better price tag compare to Master MX. Will see how well does it work on Monday