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Old 08-24-2018, 09:08 AM   #1
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Using the mouse a lot has caused wrist and finger problems. I turned on the touch pad and I'm trying to use the touch screen more.

Anyway, it is mostly frustrating using the touch things and I don't seem to be getting any better at it. But, who knows. Any tips?

   
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:36 AM   #2
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1) Keep at it. It gets easier/better.
2) Unless it doesn't.
3) Alternate pointing devices: trackball, drawing tablet (even a small one), etc. Some people love 'em, some not.
4) If you have a full-sized mouse, try a small one instead. I found that switching to smaller mice pretty much eliminated the hand pain I used to get when I used larger rodents.

   
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Old 08-24-2018, 02:09 PM   #3
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I use a small mouse (Logitech M325) and it is better than a large one. Less strain. I also use a small tablet, which is great for drawing with but less so as a rodent replacement.

   
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:13 AM   #4
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>> I use a small mouse (Logitech M325)

Same here, or Microsoft Mobile Mouse M3500, more or less the same thing. Enough so that I couldn't tell you which is which w/o looking. Enough so that there's no *need* to look.

   
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:27 PM   #5
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bo: but less so as a rodent replacement.
From what I know, Wacom tablets come with a mouse (in addition to a stylus) but what I don't know is if that is just for certain lines of Wacom tablets--I have 6x8" Intuos 2 and while it came with a mouse, I've never used the mouse--but I don't know if Wacom's smaller tablets come with a mouse.

I think the reason I've never used the Wacom mouse is that I use the mouse right handed but I use the tablet and stylus left handed because I'm left handed so there's a bit of mutual exclusivity--and sometimes a bit of a schzophrenic quality when I try to use both the stylus and the mouse simultaneously...'-}}

Anyway...who makes the tablet you use? I take it that it doesn't come with a mouse?



Those Logitech M325s are nice, comfortable in the hand--my sister uses them with the laptops she works with--having the dongle close to the mouse is easily done when using a laptop.



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My Wacom Intuos did not come with a mouse, only a stylus.


"I use the mouse right handed but I use the tablet and stylus left handed because I'm left handed so there's a bit of mutual exclusivity--and sometimes a bit of a schzophrenic quality when I try to use both the stylus and the mouse simultaneously...'-}}" - same here, same issues.

   
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bo: My Wacom Intuos did not come with a mouse, only a stylus.
Interesting...I thought all the Intuos line came with a mouse...



>> same here, same issues.

The joys of being left handed...'-}}



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>> Those Logitech M325s are nice, comfortable in the hand--my sister uses them with the laptops she works with--having the dongle close to the mouse is easily done when using a laptop.

They have a startlingly good range, though. I've used one from clear across a rather large college classroom (please ignore the nasty rumors that it was done solely to prank my wife, who was at the podium lecturing at the time; FAKE NEWS!)

I'm also the tame AV geek for a couple of non-profits who frequently have speakers; while they bring presentations, they're usually nervous as cats and liable to poke *anything* on the computer, so I give them the remote control gadget and let them use the keyboard if they like, but I sit in the front row left with one of these little mice. If they seem headed for the deep end, I can do my Deus Ex Machina act ... or would that be Mus Ex Machina? ... and save the day.

   
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steve: They have a startlingly good range
The M325s might but a number of years ago whatever small/laptop mouse I was using (not a M325) did not work well when I plugged the dongle in to the back of the tower pc case of the new system I was trying to get set up. It took me a few days to figure out what the issue was and then I got a USB "extension" cord plugging the cord into the back of the pc case and the dongle at the end of the cord up on the desk nearer the mouse and I had no further problems.

I do think that since then, they've improved the dongle range so the problem I had is not really an issue now.



>>or would that be Mus Ex Machina? ... and save the day.

ROFL!!! I think "Mus..." is correct...'-}}




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>> I think "Mus..." is correct...'-}}

Google Translate thinks we're both right.

   
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