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View Poll Results: Are you using the mouse both righthanded and lefthanded?
No, only my preferred hand 6 40.00%
Yes, I use both hands 9 60.00%
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Old 02-02-2015, 02:55 PM   #16
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Where is the 'I don't use a mouse' option? (I've used a touchpad since 1998)
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I use mice with right, trackballs with left, touchpads right and a lenovo gizmo either hand.
Old 02-03-2015, 10:26 AM   #18
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I had a rotator cuff operation on my right shoulder so got used to using the mouse with my left hand, my shoulder would get sore after the Op if I used my right. I now use a laptop at work (LH Mouse) and a Desktop (RH mouse). The laptop is to the left of the desktop so the mice are on the outside so to speak.

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I guess the real question was 'do you change the mouse buttons over'.
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No, the question was clearly who used the mouse alternatingly with their left hand and right right. Admitted, I could have added more options like: Left hand with LH mouse, etc.

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Every once in a while I check the poll results as people continue to add thoughts.

Interestingly, the totals have been static values for quite some time.
Old 02-05-2015, 07:00 PM   #22
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I only use my right hand, which is not good for my wrist. However, I try to put my right hand on my lap when I'm not using the mouse to avoid developing carpal tunnel syndrome.
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I'm left handed but use a mouse with my right. I think it comes from sitting at other people's computers and just getting on with it instead of rearranging their desks first.

Everything else I do LH (except golf). If I am using a graphics pen then it has to be left hand and I can't get used to using a trackpad etc with my right.

I can use a mouse quite comfortably with my left but I am happier if I can use the right to position a cursor and then the left to type a word or two or C&P or what have you.
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I now use it mostly/almost solely with my left hand, even though with a right-handed button mode (left-handed "theme", though). Even though it's on my left, depending on the position I'm sitting, I may end up using my right hand without thinking. The opposite also happen when I sit at someone else's desk, my left hand automatically moves itself over a nonexisting mouse, that's usually on the right side.

I decided to do that in order to spare my right hand from repetitive strain injury. It sort of matters more than the left, and it has a longer mileage already, whereas the left one is somewhat like brand new in this regard.

BTW, if someone doesn't know it already, there are some interesting programs to prevent RSI and issues related with forgetting to take enough breaks: RSIbreak (KDE/QT, no longer maintained), and workrave (GTK/GNOME).
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Mousing & Trackpadding

I have had various levels of dysfunction on my right hand/arm
I use a mouse on either side without switching button function when I use a tower, for laptops trackpad
the trackpad seems to be easier on my particular injuries, I even found a usb keyboard with a trackpad

at the moment my forearm is wounded from a hard to start chainsaw [I have not been able to start saws left handed] & today I can hardly use a track pad right
I stumbled on this thread searching for a KDE way to put the scrollbar on the left of the trackpad

it appears I should just learn to deal with "normal" configuration
sometimes the juice isn't worth the squeeze
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Use to run two computers side by side, mice.

Like shaving (when I had to), writing or skateboarding &c I ignore the "psychology;" best to learn ambidextrously—mind and body!

My roommate jumped after turning on the light in the kitchen to find me getting a glass water, she said "you scared me, why don't you turn on the light so you can see,,," I said blind people can't! I also have no problem opening most doors with a foot... fighting like a ninja is archaic but one can still learn different ways.
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Generally I use my primary hand, but I can use both hands, but my primary has much more control for anything that requires precision.


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