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Subject:Re: Carpal Tunnel From:Julie Brown <julbrown -at- FLASH -dot- NET> Date:Mon, 18 Aug 1997 09:31:38 -0700
Having had problems with carpal tunnel syndrome from lots of detailed
layout work, I've found that a trackball works best, especially one with
a drag lock function. This eliminates sustained tension in the muscles
from placing objects on the screen. Also, when I do use a regular mouse,
I just change the "main" button to the one on the right, using my middle
and ring fingers (rather than the index finger) to click. This seems to
help a great deal. Good luck!