Tired of a Mousepad On Your Desk? Use This Instead!

Tired of a Mousepad On Your Desk? Use This Instead!

Mike Cave
Oct 14, 2011

Being a bit of a neat freak we've begun to feel having a mousepad on our desk just adds to the perceived clutter. We long for a way to have a clean surface void of that spongy rectangle, but our mouse just won't work on our desk. Feel the same way? Here is a quick tip to de-clutter your workspace.

Obviously the easiest way to rid yourself of a mousepad is by tossing the mouse trying out another type of input device. Multi-touch trackpads are the rage and as our operating systems evolve they could very well take over the mouse for many people. From Apple's Magic Trackpad to Wacom's Bamboo Tablets, options abound for those willing to take that route. In many instances though, a mouse and therefore a mouse pad is a necessity.

Not all surfaces are conducive to using mice. Glass, rough laminates and wood coupled with the mouse's sensor can contribute to poor tracking. What's the mouse-weilding, mouse pad hating user to do? You could buy a new mouse or save some $$$ and stick it to your desk by trying contact paper!

Using contact paper is an easy fix we discovered when switching to a glass desk, replacing the traditional mouse pad. Getting our mouse to work on contact paper over glass was much easier than finding a mouse that worked on glossy surfaces. The real benefit here is that you can choose a piece to your desired size, shape and color to work with. The possibilities are endless but the concept is so simple. If you don't like the look of that mouse pad on your desk or you're tired of having to reposition, ditch it! Contact paper just made your life better!

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