Have you ever considered of mousing ambidextrously?

Nick Craig-Wood nick at craig-wood.com
Mon Mar 20 07:32:44 CET 2006

Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> wrote:
>  "WangQiang" <WangQiangg at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm also a programmer, as working in front of computer day and day, my
> > right hand is so tired and ached. So I tried to mouse in both hands. I
> > find that it is really an efficient way to release pains. At first I
> > switched the mouse buttons in windows control panel, but it taked me
> > several steps to finish it
>  I never understood why people switch mouse buttons.  I'm left handed, so I 
>  put the mouse on the left side of my keyboard.  It never occurred to me to 
>  flip the buttons around.

Me neither.

I actually made the switch suggested by the OP some years ago in an
attempt to control my RSI.  I never dreamed of switching the buttons
over.  I click with my ring finger, middle finger does the whirly
wheel and index finger does right clicks.

I'm now an ambidextrous mouse user.  I still can't draw stuff with my
left hand quite as well as my right, but I don't attempt that very

I can't actually think of any possible way of getting this on topic,
so I'll just mention python now and we'll take it as read ;-)

Nick Craig-Wood <nick at craig-wood.com> -- http://www.craig-wood.com/nick

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