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Both 13 12.62%
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 10:11 PM   #1
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Do you use your right hand or your left hand when you...

...use your mouse?

The reason I ask, is that I'm a natural southpaw, but I mouse with my right hand, mostly so my left is free to write something down while I work.
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 10:12 PM   #2
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Right hand. Or I push it 'round the desk with my forehead sometimes. This is less efficient though.
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 10:15 PM   #3
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Where's the option for the middle hand? Cause that's what I use.
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 10:57 PM   #4
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I voted right because that's what I use the most, but sometimes (very rarely... <0.1%) i use my left hand.
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 10:58 PM   #5
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i write with my right and use the mouse with my right as well.
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 11:07 PM   #6
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A mousedebating thread...
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 11:08 PM   #7
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Right hand.

My left arm exists mostly to keep me from listing to starboard.
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 11:11 PM   #8
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Both...I'm not normally ambidextrous, but I switch from one to the other anyway. Just because. It probably helps ward off repetitive stress injuries too. Although I think I've been using my left hand for a week straight now.

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Old Apr 27, 2007, 11:22 PM   #9
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there are things i do with my left (like eat), but i mouse with my right. even if i wanted to mouse with my left, i couldn't; my mice are contoured for righties.
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 11:25 PM   #10
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Sometimes I'll use my left for fun, but I find it less efficient for real productivity. Right hand for me.
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 11:31 PM   #11
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They say if you mouse with your left hand, it's like going out with a new computer...
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 11:38 PM   #12
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Right hand for me.
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 11:51 PM   #13
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I'm a lefty but I mouse with the right.
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 11:59 PM   #14
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Right handed but I mouse with the left.
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Old Apr 28, 2007, 12:07 AM   #15
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Right handed but I mouse with the left.
Me too... then I keyboard with my right at the same time. That way you don't have to move your hand back and forth.
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Old Apr 28, 2007, 12:12 AM   #16
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A mousedebating thread...
Free pass on that one - just no Onan the Barbarian jokes now...
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Old Apr 28, 2007, 01:11 AM   #17
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I use my left hand with a touchpad, my right hand with a "real" mouse.
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Old Apr 28, 2007, 01:12 AM   #18
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trackpad: left
mouse: either
the wacom tablet and pen: right

oh and I'm ambidextrous.
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Old Apr 28, 2007, 01:29 AM   #19
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Depend on which machine I'm using at that instant.

Normally right hand, but ..
If I'm sitting with my laptop and reach over to grab the mouse on my iMac, I'll use my left hand.
OR if I'm eating I'll use my right hand to eat and my left to mouse.

Having three machines on one desk kinda breeds this behavior. I can similarly type fairly competently with either hand alone.
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Old Apr 28, 2007, 01:29 AM   #20
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I'm right-handed, but mouse w/ my left hand (since Fall of '06) b/c the repetitive stress on my right hand was starting to cause me pain... Sucks, b/c it makes a "nice" mouse like the MX Revolution pretty much unusable for me...
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Old Apr 28, 2007, 01:30 AM   #21
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I'm a lefty when I write or draw, but I use my right hand when I use a mouse. I wonder subconsciously how that affects my thinking b/c if I use my right hand to design on stuff on the computer, am I using the left side of my brain? Isn't the ride side of the brain more creative? Anyhow, I've had repetitive injuries using a computer too much so I've had to try to use my left hand for the mouse and even try to use a wacom tablet.
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Old Apr 28, 2007, 01:32 AM   #22
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Where's the option for the middle hand? Cause that's what I use.
Is that the same one you use to ring the doorbell?
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Old Apr 28, 2007, 01:47 AM   #23
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I use my right hand on my mouse. And my right hand on my, ahem, larger mouse..
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Old Apr 28, 2007, 12:57 PM   #24
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I'm a lefty but I use my right hand for the mouse. I can use either for a trackpad though.
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Old Apr 28, 2007, 01:00 PM   #25
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trackpad: left
mouse: either
the wacom tablet and pen: right

oh and I'm ambidextrous.
Both for me as well, I'm left handed naturally but was taught to write with my right hand so they're both pretty good now (or equally bad?)
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