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Rampage

Trainee
…..as your primary mouse button?

I´m sure I used to use my index finger, but at some point have changed to the middle finger, but it doesn't seem right?
 

Charlie_

Electrician's Arms
Been a long time since I used my left hand for a mouse, ahem not sure what I was doing with my right hand...
But I used it the same way as my right hand - index and middle finger..
 

Rpa07

4000 posts - only 54195 behind Telectrix!
Electrician's Arms
When I broke my right collar bone, motorcycle ‘mishap’ - I thought it would be an ideal time to learn to write left handed, 1/2 day in, I got bored as it was too difficult - really sums up my life that does!
 

johnduffell

Regular EF Member
I kind of used to hold the mouse diagonally if you see what i mean and used my index finger. But I'm a bit ambidextrous so i have mostly switched to right hand mousing nowadays for convenience.
 

123

Electrician's Arms
When I broke my right collar bone, motorcycle ‘mishap’ - I thought it would be an ideal time to learn to write left handed, 1/2 day in, I got bored as it was too difficult - really sums up my life that does!
I can write with both right and left hands. One of my bad habits is writing quick/urgent/call out job details on the back of my hands, on a busy day both hands could be pretty busy looking notepadso_O
 

w0z

Regular EF Member
As the buttons can be configured to be either way around with os settings, what difference does it make? However, if signalling I recommend holding up a big note saying “This is really my index finger, it is not my intention to insult” Probably better on stiff card, it won’t flap about so much as you run.
 

spinlondon

Forum Mentor
If I use a mouse with my left hand, I use the middle finger for clicking, and the index for right clicking.
Except with a Mac of course.
 

telectrix

Scouser and Proud of It
Respected Member
i can't use the on board mouse on a laptop. also. it scrambles my typing if hand touches it when typing, so mine has a beermat stuck on it. and i use a remote usb mouse
 

littlespark

Electrician's Arms
Is everyone left handed?

I write with my left hand, but everything else I’m right handed.
I think my school wasn’t posh enough to have left handed scissors back in the 80’s, so I just had to use my right hand. This followed onto working when I couldn’t find a left handed screwdriver.
 

Zerax

Regular EF Member
If I had been unfortunate to be born left handed... I think I'd have shot myself by now ! Almost everything is back to front for lefties... from the obvious things like writing and scissors to the less obvious things like turning a rotary volume knob...
 

telectrix

Scouser and Proud of It
Respected Member
can't see a problem with the volume knob. i'm right handed but can turn a knob with left hand just as well as the right. in fact, all car/van radios in the UK are for left-handed use. (except for the posh gits who have controls on the steering wheel).
 

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