(2003 to 2005)


Thu Sep 30 21:51:00 UTC+1000 2004


A few weeks ago, I got a new wireless mouse. It's a Logitech MX700.

Initially I had a lot of trouble adapting to it. Having used a Microsoft Explorer for as many years as I can remember I wasn't quite used to this new mouse's profile.

I persevered however, and along the way, I forced myself to change the way that I actually use my mouse.

I'm right handed. In the past I used my forefinger for left clicking, and my middle finger for right clicking, or to operate the wheel. I use my thumb to operate the two, um, thumb buttons.

There was something about holding this new mouse that made me decide I was more comfortable holding it such that my ring finger was over the right mouse button, and my middle finger stayed on the wheel.

I decided that was a more efficient way to use my mouse, and decided that it would be worth training myself to get use to it.

Initially it was hard. I felt uncoordinated using my mouse. This was aided none by a poor choice in mouse pointer settings.

For my Explorer mouse I had the mouse pointer on *full speed* but with no acceleration. These settings just didn't work out for my new mouse, and while I tried to persevere with them for a while, it just wasn't working out.

I adjusted my mouse pointer back to 'middle speed' and enabled medium acceleration. These settings are working out well for me.

The moral of the story is that I now right click with my ring finger, and I think that it's a great way to use your mouse.


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