Re: Right-click menu?

Subject: Re: Right-click menu?
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 10:54:53 -0800

Sharon Deitch wrote:

> Most lefties I know either use their right hand to manipulate the mouse, or
> use their left hand but don't bother to switch the buttons. In my last
> company, half of the writing team was made up of lefties, and none switched
> the mouse buttons. I'm usually the only person in the company who switches
> the buttons. (Okay, I admit it. I take a perverse pleasure in watching
> righties have trouble with my mouse. Provides them with some insight into
> my world.)

I'm one of the lefties who doesn't change the buttons. To be honest,
I'm so used to looking at a reversed image of the world that
changing the mouse buttons feels awkward to me. I don't use
left-handed scissors for the same reason.

Another reason for not changing the buttons is that I'm reasonably
ambidextrous. If my left wrist starts getting sore, I sometimes move
the mouse and use my right hand, and I'm too lazy to be constantly
changing the buttons back and forth.

However, just having the mouse on the left side of the keyboard is
usually enough to keep people from using your machine. They're not
quite sure what's wrong, but they know that something is, and their
discomfort usually keeps them away.

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com

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