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  • #177562
    Can You Recommend a Computer Mouse?

    Hello Everyone, I am looking for an alternative to a standard computer mouse. The gadget I am looking for should be usable with the left hand.

    I find it increasingly difficult to press the buttons and use the scroll wheel. My forearm and fingers are getting sore.

    Does anyone use a mouse with a trackball (like the Kensington Orbit Mouse)? Would you recommend it for users with muscular problems?

    :ty:

    danR danR
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    #177593
    Reply To: Can You Recommend a Computer Mouse?

    I use a Mac so I may not be of much help. I use their mouse which allows for ‘stroking’ to move the mouse pointer or change zoom, and the mouse buttons are very easy to press as they are very , very light. In addition I also have a trackpad on another Mac, which lets me use a finger to move the pointer and again the ‘buttons’ are very easy to press as they are built into the plate of the pad.
    May I ask if this is for home, work, or both? If it is for work then the Access to Work team may well be able to help you track down a useable solution.

    Mike

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    embayweather embayweather
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    #177594
    Reply To: Can You Recommend a Computer Mouse?

    Hi Mike, thanks for taking the time to reply. I am using Linux so there might be some problems with configuring the Apple mouse, although I can see on the internet that some tinkerers managed to make it work.

    I have ordered a trackball mouse and will see how it works.

    Thanks for bringing the Access to Work grants scheme to my attention. I had no idea such a thing exists.

    Dan

    danR danR
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    #177627
    Reply To: Can You Recommend a Computer Mouse?

    You are most welcome Dan. When I worked I had a disabled person working for me and they were ever so helpful in providing support. Do try them and let us know how you get on.

    Mike

    So many love songs, so little love.

    embayweather embayweather
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    #177694
    Reply To: Can You Recommend a Computer Mouse?

    what about a touch pad similar to that on a laptop.

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

    Cat (Mod) Cat (Mod)
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    #177819
    Reply To: Can You Recommend a Computer Mouse?

    A touchpad is a good idea. :yes:

    danR danR
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    #177820
    Reply To: Can You Recommend a Computer Mouse?

    For anyone considering a Kensington slimline trackball mouse. I found using it puts a lot of strain on my wrist. The trackball itself is huge, larger than a golf ball.

    danR danR
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    #177834
    Reply To: Can You Recommend a Computer Mouse?

    I didnt get on well with a tracker ball either. the height and angle was wrong.

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

    Cat (Mod) Cat (Mod)
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    #177875
    Reply To: Can You Recommend a Computer Mouse?

    Hi, Have you tried the finger trackball type mouse. I have been using for some time and find it ideal. You can rest yor arm anywhere comfortable and just use thumb and one finger. Comes in corded and cordless versions. Link to amazon below (hopefully :-) )

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B015O8V8CQ/ref=twister_B00U4ILV38?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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