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Is there a remote control that has mouse functionality for Windows 7 (Hulu, Media Center, etc)?

I have a MCE remote, and works great...unless I have to do something with a mouse.

I prefer a simple device. Something that my family can use. I don't need a complicated multi-function device that no one uses because it is too confusing.

...my HTPC is too complicated for the family to use. I'm looking for ways to make it simple, yet functional for them.

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I've used this for about 3 years. Just bought another today for another system. It will do mouse movements, left and right click and work in hulu / netflix / WMC, etc..

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Contro...6118596&sr=8-1

Edit: Forgot to mention all 3 kids and the wife have no issues with it.

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Related if you are possibly looking for something that could get you a keyboard also.
I saw these two devices that are mini keyboards with touchpads (also have backlighting, which is critical in my setup)...

Amazon links:
RII Mini Wireless keyboard - $31.29

Superior Loftek mini keyboard - $39.99
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Related if you are possibly looking for something that could get you a keyboard also.
I saw these two devices that are mini keyboards with touchpads (also have backlighting, which is critical in my setup)...

Amazon links:
RII Mini Wireless keyboard - $31.29

Superior Loftek mini keyboard - $39.99

I have the second keyboard. It is a great keyboard. It replaced the handheld Lenovo with a trackball for me. It's only downside is it does not have arrow keys so it's a huge pain to navigate through the programs he mentioned. As for the keyboard though, it's wonderful.

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I've used this for about 3 years. Just bought another today for another system. It will do mouse movements, left and right click and work in hulu / netflix / WMC, etc..

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Contro...6118596&sr=8-1

Edit: Forgot to mention all 3 kids and the wife have no issues with it.

I just purchased this remote yesterday based on price and good reviews, should come in the mail Monday.
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maybe this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLiURaIPSLI

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Related if you are possibly looking for something that could get you a keyboard also.
I saw these two devices that are mini keyboards with touchpads (also have backlighting, which is critical in my setup)...

Amazon links:
RII Mini Wireless keyboard - $31.29

Superior Loftek mini keyboard - $39.99

There's also the lenovo mini keyboard. It's looks a bit unwiedly to me but could work. It seems to go on sale every few weeks judging by the postings at slickdeals.

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Multime.../dp/B0036VO67I
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There's also the lenovo mini keyboard. It's looks a bit unwiedly to me but could work. It seems to go on sale every few weeks judging by the postings at slickdeals.

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Multime.../dp/B0036VO67I

This is what I had previously. It works ok but the mouse buttons stopped working on it, only used for around 3-4 months.

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I have very little need for a keyboard. I store a wireless keyboard behind my TV. When I need a keyboard, I grab it. I hardly ever use it. That's why I don't want a bulky, nerdy remote+keyboard that is too complicated for family and guests to use.

Imagine handing this remote to a guest and have them work the TV without needing instruction. A remote+software should be that easy. There's something very elegant about simplicity and function.

If I look at my current remote, the majority of the buttons have never been used. The last thing I want is more buttons. Rather have less buttons, plus mouse control.

mudfrog has the right idea. And that's my top choice right now.
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I've used this for about 3 years. Just bought another today for another system. It will do mouse movements, left and right click and work in hulu / netflix / WMC, etc..

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Contro...6118596&sr=8-1

Edit: Forgot to mention all 3 kids and the wife have no issues with it.

Oh admit it, you had the kids set the thing up
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