questionscan anyone suggest a good, inexpensive mini-mouseā€¦


Yes, I can.

(It's currently priced at $3.99, and sold from an Amazon storefront, but it's little, and it's USB.)

Here's a replacement for your Belkin:


This one's my personal favorite:

It has the added bonus of being sold directly from Amazon ($8.64).


@shrdlu: Many thanks for the suggestions! I ended up dithering between the Targus and the Belkin and finally ended up with the Belkin.

It will be so nice not to have to click elebenty-nine times to get an active click to work....