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#1577493 - 07/15/18 06:30 PM 2480 workflow
Heartwaves Offline
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Does everyone use the
external monitor,
mouse and/or
keyboard here?
So far, I'm using the onboard display but think it might make things go smoother with the external stuff.
Also, where is the best place to buy those things?
Thanks in advance.
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#1577495 - 07/15/18 06:48 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: Heartwaves]
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The 2480 is far easier to use with the Monitor, keyboard, mouse setup. Not sure where the best places to buy those items in your local area are, but shouldn't be difficult. Most pawn shops, and Ebay should suffice. Or maybe a local Facebook marketplace.
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#1577515 - 07/16/18 06:56 AM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: powermac]
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+1 to that.

Take a look at the Logitech Trackman Marble. It's a USB trackball(comes with PS2) adapter, and since desktop space can be dear, I find the trackball to be more practical.

We just use whatever PS2 kbd and VGA monitor is available- currently a 32" LG flat screen that a tenant abandoned.

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#1577530 - 07/16/18 12:31 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: dkfackler]
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All the time. Couldn't imagine working without it. Drag and drop, color screen, left and right click functions etc.

Ian

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#1577547 - 07/16/18 03:54 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: dkfackler]
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I haven't used a trackball in years. Do you find it easier on the hands? I honestly can't remember whether I liked it or not.
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#1577608 - 07/16/18 11:12 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: powermac]
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I have only used a track ball..on all pc ...for 25 years +++
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#1577647 - 07/17/18 11:42 AM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: C Jo Go]
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Since I have not done this before;
All you need to do is plug in the monitor, mouse (or trackball) and computer keyboard and VOILA, you have liftoff?
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#1577651 - 07/17/18 12:29 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: Heartwaves]
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I'm assuming that you have to plug these in before booting up... It's not plug 'n play.
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#1577664 - 07/17/18 03:39 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: uptildawn]
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May have to switch the vga...to your monitor

Settings in the VS..
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#1577665 - 07/17/18 03:54 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: C Jo Go]
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Yep.
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#1577666 - 07/17/18 04:28 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: powermac]
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yea, press shift + utility at the same time to switch
back and forth between LCD and VGA.

Myke
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#1577673 - 07/17/18 06:02 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: michaelsteele]
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You'll need to make sure your monitor is set to the correct cycle. I think it's 66Hz.
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#1577704 - 07/18/18 07:32 AM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: powermac]
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 Originally Posted By: powermac
I haven't used a trackball in years. Do you find it easier on the hands? I honestly can't remember whether I liked it or not.


Absolutely easier on the hands, and you can give it a flick to move long distances quickly.

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#1577771 - 07/18/18 03:51 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: dkfackler]
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Thanks. Any suggestions on a model? I'm getting ready to look some up, but thought I'd ask anyway.
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#1577775 - 07/18/18 04:26 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: powermac]
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I would suggest that if you've never used a trackball and are considering using one (and if they still offer more than one trackball orientation - center or side), that you should find a store near you that carries some and go there and see what they feel like. I have found them to be a very individual preference thing - especially anything beyond the basic 2-button traditional mouse.

What I personally have found useful has turned out to NOT be most of my friend's first choices.
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#1577788 - 07/18/18 06:58 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: uptildawn]
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Man, you are dead on. I looked at a number of them, one of which was the same orientation I used years ago when I was doing video editing. There is so much to consider as far as feel. I think Fry's has a decent selection that I could actually try. At least I'm hoping so.
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#1577820 - 07/19/18 10:26 AM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: powermac]
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Well you don't have to spend this much

One of the nicest - we have 4 --and have had them for decades .. each of our system run with them

What we use everyday with the VS


Edited by C Jo Go (07/19/18 11:07 AM)
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#1577894 - 07/19/18 05:11 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: powermac]
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 Originally Posted By: powermac
Man, you are dead on. I looked at a number of them, one of which was the same orientation I used years ago when I was doing video editing. There is so much to consider as far as feel. I think Fry's has a decent selection that I could actually try. At least I'm hoping so.


I got my Logitech trackballs at Fry's in IL. Now in OH, I really miss Fry's.

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#1577910 - 07/19/18 05:50 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: dkfackler]
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Found an old Trackman Marble by Logitech in the electronics bin at the salvation army for 99 cents! Works like a charm.
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#1578105 - 07/20/18 11:08 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: dkfackler]
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We've got three Fry's in the Houston area, but this town is so frickin big, it takes me 40 minutes to get to the nearest one.
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#1578106 - 07/20/18 11:09 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: wjgypsy]
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Pretty sure that's the one I used back in the day. Great find!
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#1578206 - 07/21/18 04:29 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: powermac]
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I use a Logitech optical mouse, the most basic one, does everything I need it to do on the VS2480. These trackball mice seem a bit like old technology, I remember the original mice that had trackballs underneath them, eventually they collected all the flotsam and jetsam and required cleaning out every month...just my opinion.

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#1578229 - 07/21/18 11:13 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: croaky]
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We clean our track balls in the dishwasher -- had ours for well over 20 years //// I prefer a all in one unit for the VS
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#1578440 - 07/23/18 01:28 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: C Jo Go]
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C Jo Go,

I like the Keyboard + Trackball ALL in One unit. Is it still available for sale by MFG?

Thanks,
John


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#1578441 - 07/23/18 01:30 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: JohnDetroit]
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Do a search -- Scorpuis
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#1578443 - 07/23/18 02:05 PM Re: 2480 workflow [Re: C Jo Go]
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All -

Has anyone used a angled desktop stand for VS-2480 for better viewing of work surface?

John

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