[rescue] Looking for reflective metal Mouse Systems mousepad

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Jul 19 18:47:22 CDT 2015

On 07/19/2015 07:42 PM, Brendan Shanks wrote:
> I recently bought a Mac 512k that came with an b
A+ Mouseb
, a Mouse Systems
> optical (http://www.oldmouse.com/mouse/mousesystems/aplus.shtml
> <http://www.oldmouse.com/mouse/mousesystems/aplus.shtml>) that was marketed
> towards the Apple IIc but also seems to work fine on the pre-ADB Macs.
> Unfortunately I donbt have the special reflective metal gridded mousepad
> thatbs needed, and the mouse doesnbt work without it. I know old Suns and
> SGIs used these mice, does anyone have a spare mousepad or know where one
> could be found?

  I have some, but need to hang onto them for my mice.  But I did
remember from way back, early 1990s that there was a PostScript file
floating around that one could print on a laser printer, which made a
grid, and it actually worked as a mouse pad.

  One wouldn't think that it could work (yes I know how these mice
work..) but I tried it myself, and it did.

  You should be able to find that file in some archive somewhere.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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