Thank you. I think I may look instead for something like maybe a five-button mouse later on. Actually, I'm very partial to old-fashioned ball mice, which don't come with a lot of options. --- "chizotz-at-mchsi.com |24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx|" <hyexhye18u0t@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Not a dumb question. I don't think there is such a thing :) A hat switch is similar to a joystick in function, but instead of a stick it consists of a round button-like control (the "hat") that sits on top of a joystick style switch. Usually, you control the direction the hat switch is pointing by your thumb. They are often used in flight simulation games, for example, where the joystick controls the direction of flight and the hat switch controls aiming of weapons etc. If you don't know what you're looking at, a hat switch can easily be mistaken for a simple button. Typically, buttons have a depression in the middle to accomodate a fingertip, while hat switches are raised to give more leverage and tactile feedback to the thumb/finger controlling them. Hope that helps. Ron _____________________________________________________________ http://www.LocalStreets.com - A Localized Shopping Search Engine For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.