A good solution would be to use a pen tablet. I have a big Wacom
12-inch which is good for graphics but for general pointing use, a
small one would be infinitely better than a mouse for EVERYBODY.|
BTW, are there lefthanders on the list ? I would like to know how they handle their mouse. Personally, I sit the outer side of the hand, put the thumb inside and move it with the "pinky-thumb fork" when I have to. Easier on the wrist too.
Jeffrey Brent McBeth wrote:
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 hacks.Jeff
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