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Jerry Tubb

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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2011, 11:00:35 pm »

I wouldn't try that with the "Tai Chi" balls......

Hahaha! I was waiting on some wise acre to drop the other shoe...

Cheers, JT
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2011, 10:29:29 am »

The Apple Magic Mouse with this 3rd party app is pretty amazing:

http://www.boastr.de/

It's called "A Better Touch Tool", and allows for a ton of custom commands specific to any app you choose. I've created all kinds of quick commands, rewind to marker, record, close window, scroll, zoom, etc. all without ever lifting my hand off the mouse. 1, 2, and 3 fingered gestures, like three fingers down and tap the left finger, or 3 fingers swipe upward, etc. Extremely customizable. This Better Touch Tool app also works on the Magic Track Pad.

And to use this mouse on a PC, here's some info. There may be better options now.

http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2009/11/14588/




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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2011, 02:35:36 pm »

Huge thanks for all the suggestions, guys!

My condition is not terrible - it's now better than it used to be about two months ago, but it can also go downhill very quickly.

I'm putting my hillbilly clothes on tomorrow and heading for the city. I'll try to test some trackballs on how they feel like, and I'll also try to track down one of those arm bands/supports.

It's been a few years since I've last been to a gym. I've kept my muscles in an OK condition by doing some manual labor, but I've anyway felt like starting again now that there's some more peace in life. I'd imagine I need to start pretty easy with this hand.

BTW, my brother, who is a tennis dork, made me a very helpful video a couple of years ago, with some simple exercises and stretching routines that helped me with my elbow ... email me and I'll send it to you, if you're interested.

Handshakes and doorknobs are not your friend right now, eh?

Cool, I'll email you. The pain comes and goes, and can come in surprising situations. A few days ago I was using an battery drill, and was in hell for the evening. Today I climbed up on the roof an squeezed some sealant in.. No huge pain there.
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2011, 08:10:54 pm »

There isn't a single solution since nobody is the same. Choice of a mouse or trackball differs per person. Just try out things that you think may work and go from there. In addition it also may be about the chair and height of table and monitor as well. Its probably even more personal as your analog chain is.  ;)

Maybe in a few years monitors with touchable surface and simulated resistance will be standard and the mouse will be come a rare commodity.
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2011, 06:39:01 pm »

Maybe in a few years monitors with touchable surface and simulated resistance will be standard and the mouse will be come a rare commodity.

A large iPad type touch screen surface would be interesting.

JT
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2011, 01:08:40 pm »

I use one of these. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823166009

I've always found laptop style touchpads easier on my hand and wrist.
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2011, 03:48:35 am »

OK, an update: I bought a trackball, and it's definately better for my arm. I'm gonna keep it.

I didn't even think of it, but Paul gave me a great idea of a laptop style touchpad. I've always liked touchpads, and I'm gonna order a new keyboard. That way I'll have two choices - and the trackball has been great in that I can take it with me and use from everywhere. Sometimes I go and sit on the client seats for leveling the tracks.
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2011, 04:46:57 am »

OK, an update: I bought a trackball, and it's definately better for my arm. I'm gonna keep it.

I didn't even think of it, but Paul gave me a great idea of a laptop style touchpad. I've always liked touchpads, and I'm gonna order a new keyboard. That way I'll have two choices - and the trackball has been great in that I can take it with me and use from everywhere. Sometimes I go and sit on the client seats for leveling the tracks.

I love my trackball, but it has a leash. Where did you find a wireless one?

EDIT: It's o.k - over lunch my 10 year-old daughter brought her i-Pad into my office and showed me this amazing thing called `Google'; it enables you to `search' the `World Wide Web' and find items you are looking for in the `web pages' of `on-line vendors'.  Whatever will they think of next eh?


Cheers,

Eric
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