RE: Occupational hazard - carpal tunnel

Subject: RE: Occupational hazard - carpal tunnel
From: "Darren Barefoot" <darren -dot- barefoot -at- capeclear -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 16:01:57 -0000

These are all good suggestions, and I'm a big advocate of ergonomic
keyboards (I may even switch to the Dvorak) and mice. My suggestion is
particularly easy and cheap: Switch mousing hands.

I now use my left hand for all "crude" mousing tasks. This means
anything but detailed graphic creation. I might have suffered a slight
reduction in productivity (I'm, say, 10-15% slower with that hand), but
I compensate for this by learning critical keyboard shortcuts. For
example, F8 applies character styles and F9 applies paragraph styles in
FrameMaker. This is so much faster than the mouse-to-dropdown-box and
hunt-for-style strategy. I'm sending this mail by typing CTRL+ENTER
instead of mousing all the way up to the corner of the screen and
clicking Send. It makes a ton o' difference. Thanks. DB.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-techwr-l-65243 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-65243 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com] On Behalf Of
> Annamarie Pluhar
> Sent: 12 March 2002 13:28
> Subject: Occupational hazard - carpal tunnel
> Hi all,
> Since I'm beginning to exhibit early symptoms of carpal tunnel, I
> thought I'd ask for personal experience with forestalling the
> syndrome.
> Any additional suggestions?
> Thanks for your help.
> Annamarie

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