Serious question. Can you buy a silent (or as near as) mouse? I currently use an optical one, and it's very good as mouses go, but a lot more "clicky" than my previous rollerball one, (not that I think that makes much difference?) My constant nocturnal clicking is driving my family mad when they're trying to sleep/watch tv!
The 'clicky' you refer to, I take it you mean the click of the ratchet of the scroll wheel?
I used to own a Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000. I am sure that the scroll wheel on this did not have a racket on the scroll wheel (clicking sound when rotated). I cannot recommend this mouse however has it developed a charging fault and so did the replacement.
Here's the Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 I mentioned above.
It's not the scroll wheel i'm referring to, but the click when I left click on anything. Granted, it might not be considered "noise pollution" by most during the day, but in the dead of night it's a hell of a racket, so I was just asking in all seriousness if anyone knew of a quieter mouse...oh well.