On Fri, Jul 07, 2006 at 05:34:11PM +0200, Roel Schroeven wrote:
> There's one relatively simple change I can think of, that could reduce 
> problems as the one experienced by Hector: instead of requiring the user 
> to hold the mouse button pushed down during a drawing operation, it's 
> possible to signal the start and the end of a drawing operation with 
> separate mouse clicks. I.e. instead of "mouse down -> paint operation -> 
> mouse up" you could do "mouse click -> paint operation -> mouse click".

Personally, I switched to a trackball and picked up contact juggling to
exercise the wrists.  Fundamentally, a mouse is the wrong tool with which to
paint, and by and large a disasterous tool for computer health. Generally,
the advice to take breaks is a good one.  Specifically re the above quoted,
I would consider mouse toggling to be an accessibility issue best dealt with
at a desktop level (GTK/Gnome/Whatever) rather than application specific


Computer Science is as much about computers as astronomy is about telescopes
        -- Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (1930-2002)

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