Do you use your right hand or your left hand when you...

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Do you use your right hand or your left hand

  1. Right

    81 vote(s)
    78.6%
  2. Left

    9 vote(s)
    8.7%
  3. Both

    13 vote(s)
    12.6%
  1. JNB
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    JNB

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    ...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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    mad jew

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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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    lancestraz

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    Where's the option for the middle hand? Cause that's what I use.
     
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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.
     
  5. macrumors Core

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    i write with my right and use the mouse with my right as well.
     
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    MrSmith

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    A mousedebating thread... :D
     
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    dsnort

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    Right hand.

    My left arm exists mostly to keep me from listing to starboard.
     
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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.

    --Eric
     
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    siurpeeman

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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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    SuperCompu2

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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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    CanadaRAM

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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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    dmw007

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    #12
    Right hand for me. :)
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    I'm a lefty but I mouse with the right.
     
  14. macrumors member

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    Right handed but I mouse with the left.
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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    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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    JNB

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    Free pass on that one - just no Onan the Barbarian jokes now...:cool:
     
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    thejadedmonkey

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    I use my left hand with a touchpad, my right hand with a "real" mouse.
     
  18. macrumors 68020

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    both
    trackpad: left
    mouse: either
    the wacom tablet and pen: right

    oh and I'm ambidextrous.
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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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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    cubbie5150

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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...
     
  21. macrumors regular

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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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    4God

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    Is that the same one you use to ring the doorbell? :D
     
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    Zwhaler

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    I use my right hand on my mouse. And my right hand on my, ahem, larger mouse..
     
  24. macrumors regular

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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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    OwlsAndApples

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    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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