MS Mouse: Easy Forcing Function
By Eddie LopezEddie_Lopez. Thursday, March 29, 2007 1:49:48 AM
What's the first thing you do when you unbox a USB device? I hook it up and wait for my OS to auto-detect, but then again I'm one of those guys that likes to push the envelope as far as I can without manuals or "following the rules."
That can get you in trouble as you can imagine... thankfully, the MS Intellimouse has a nice forcing function that strongly recommends you install the software before you plug it in. They wrap the USB/PS2 plug in a notice telling you to install the software first. You have to remove the tag in order to plug it in. Nice design.