Are mouse pads still a thing?
I've used a trackball for over a decade on all of my rigs, so 'mouse pad' gives a nostalgic 'dial up modem' vibe to me.
For what it is worth, I run my mouse over the fabric surface of a soft cushion, not exactly a mouse pad, I'd guess, but not a bare desk surface either.
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