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How can I relieve RSI wrist pain when using a computer?

I've had RSI related pain in my right wrist (right side) now for over a year that's showed no sign of improvement. My work is all computer based (admin) and the software we used isn't very shortcut friendly, so I'm using the mouse all day. I've had to give up playing guitar (my favourite hobby) because it causes me too much pain to play. The pain is constant from the moment I wake up (around a 2-3) then gets worse throughout the day (up to about a 5) when I use my wrists. I'd love to take some time off to rest my wrist but I literally use it for everything. [more inside]
posted by fallingleaves on Aug 13, 2016 - 30 answers

Reliable wired computer mouse recommendations?

I need a wired USB computer mouse that is reliable, doesn't use a ball (so optical / laser) and has a scroll wheel. Bonus points if the mouse is also stylish. I'm willing to spend up to $50—(probably) not any higher.
posted by GlassHeart on Dec 18, 2015 - 14 answers

Battlestation: Multiple desktops and monitors but 1 keyboard and 1 mouse

Hi, I have 1 keyboard, 1 mouse, and two desktop computers to use with a 3-monitor setup. I would like to know the best way to use a triple monitor setup where I can click a button and switch back and forth between desktop A and desktop B for the single keyboard/mouse and the monitors. Consolidating files onto one machine is not an option. Are there devices or hubs I could plug the keyboard/mouse/monitors and desktops into that can do this? Amazon links would be great.
posted by furious on Feb 5, 2014 - 14 answers

Started to install a printer, and bricked my laptop!

Help! My family member ask me to help install a printer (a Lexmark x5470) on her laptop. I installed the drivers and then, when I restarted the computer the MOUSE AND KEYBOARD DONT WORK. I can't login! I can't do anything! It even happens in safe mode, I am running windows 7 family premium, 64 bit on an hp laptop. Help me not ruin Christmas,
posted by cacofonie on Dec 21, 2013 - 9 answers

My Magic Mouse went for a swim...

I forgot that my Apple Magic Mouse was in my front jeans pocket, and it went through the washing machine. Strangely, it still works fine, even with the same batteries. I admit I'm impressed. BUT... [more inside]
posted by rensar on Sep 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Is the mouse lobby strong-arming southpaws into switching?

Are there any mice that have a tilt-wheel and some lefty-specific buttons? That's all I need! [more inside]
posted by sub-culture on Dec 4, 2012 - 2 answers

What is the recommended portable mouse and laptop backpack for an x230?

What is the recommended portable mouse and laptop backpack/bag for a Lenovo x230? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Sep 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for a new 4+ button scroll mouse for Win 7

I'm looking for computer mouse suggestions: at least 4 button (right, left, forward and backward for internet browsing) plus a scroll wheel, for Windows 7, your best buys for the money. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Saving web images without right-click on the mouse?

I'm sure not knowing this makes me an idiot, but I need quick help saving a few images from NASA's site to my hard drive without the ability to right-click. Right-clicking on my optical Microsoft mouse has apparently just died; I'm getting no menu when I right-click on an image (everything else is working fine; changing batteries doesn't help). For now I'm alt-left-clicking to highlight the image and then copying it, but is there another way to pull up the menu that usually appears when you right-click a web image in Windows? [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Aug 6, 2012 - 12 answers

I need one of these.

I have this mouse, a "Microsoft Optical Mouse (Blue)". I need a replacement mouse, and I want it to be either another one of these, or sized and shaped as close to it as possible. Please help me find it! [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Apr 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Mini Mouses (Mice)

[SmallMouseFilter]My sister has two adopted children, ages 3 and 1.5. The 3-year-old is quite adept with the mouse for their desktop PC, but struggles with the size of said mouse. I've looked around for smaller, kid-sized mice, but all of them are wired. The Google-Fu in this one is weak. Anyone have experience with a "mini" mouse that is also wireless?
posted by kuanes on Oct 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Windows 7 behaves in mysterious ways

Synaptic Touchpad in Windows 7 scroll "wheel" stopped working with no apparent cause. [more inside]
posted by fuq on Oct 22, 2010 - 3 answers

I need a new kind of mouse.

Tell me about non-traditional (computer) mice. [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Aug 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Recommend me a mouse!

I'm looking for a really quiet mouse (computer).. can you recommend any? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on May 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Mouse wheel vs. left ear - what?

Why does my left ear pop with each click of a mouse's scroll wheel? [more inside]
posted by mintcake! on Mar 12, 2010 - 13 answers

Please recommend a replacement input device for my Macbook, the trackpad isn't working for me.

Loathe the new Macbook trackpad in XP, what input device should I use instead that doesn't require a desk and is OK for gaming? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Aug 5, 2009 - 7 answers

how to fix my left-click

laptop filter: the left-click that's built in to my laptop touchpad has been acting up. it has gotten really unsensitive and requires several extremely hard clicks in order to trigger a response (and that only works sometimes). the right-click works totally fine. [more inside]
posted by cheemee on Aug 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me find my ideal micro mouse.

I like small mice and I cannot lie... Help me find the ideal mini mouse for my laptop. (WARNING: Mouse geekery contained within!) [more inside]
posted by agentmunroe on Jul 30, 2009 - 11 answers

Seeking a permanent solution for my Wacom tablet woes.

Sometime around the beginning of this year, my Intuos2 Model 0608-U 6"x8" Wacom tablet driver stopped loading upon login and restart. I reinstall it every time I login/restart. All of the tips, tricks, workarounds suggested by both Wacom and Apple do not work. I am running Mac OS 10.5.7. Is there anything left to try? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 28, 2009 - 5 answers

What's wrong with my mouse?

What's wrong with my mouse? [more inside]
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Jul 19, 2009 - 6 answers

ProductFilter: Looking for a ~2ft high table to put over my lap to put keyboard/mouse on

I am trying to find/make a table that is about 2 feet high that I can put my keyboard and mouse on. The depth is irrelevant, but the length shouldn't be longer than say 4 feet. Also, would like it not to have any cross-beams or anything so I can stretch my legs out under it. [more inside]
posted by catquas on Jun 2, 2009 - 7 answers

I need a handheld trackball

I'm looking for a handheld trackball mouse. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 24, 2009 - 5 answers

Missing Mouse

Help me find my lost mouse! [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Jul 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Working mouse suddenly not working...

So I just got myself a 3M ergonomic mouse yesterday. Plugged it in, worked fine, no drivers required. Now today, it's not working so good. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Nov 9, 2007 - 2 answers

Help out my creaking old computer.

Succour for Aged Computers Filter: I've got an old computer that is having two problems. 1) When it boots up, it always asks to go into safemode. This is an old problem. 2) when it boots up, I can use the kb to select safemode (or not) or make selections in the bios, but when XP loads up, mouse and kb aren't working! [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Jul 19, 2007 - 7 answers

getting photo properties with mouse

I no longer get "properties" when I use my mouse over a picture [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Jul 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Ambidextrous Mouse?

Any recommendations for a mouse that can be used by a left handed person (primarily) without freaking out a right handed person? [more inside]
posted by suki on Nov 30, 2006 - 12 answers

Can you help me find my mouse in Photoshop?

OS X Photoshop weirdness - The cursor disappears when the mouse is inside the bounds of the currently open image. [more inside]
posted by casconed on Oct 2, 2006 - 5 answers

Ergonomic Mouse suggestions?

Any suggestions for a good ergonomic mouse for my computer? Can be wired or wireless (I have a PC.) Tendonitis in my hand, wrist, arm is killing me!!
posted by psususe on Jul 13, 2006 - 20 answers

the smooth mouse buttons syndrome

I noticed that as times goes by, computer mice (and other plastic items) get used by skin friction. I notice my mice have "smooth" areas on their buttons that obviously seem to be there because of use. Is there a way to prevent that? [more inside]
posted by a007r on Apr 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Where can I find a real 3-button optical mouse?

I am looking for an optical 3-button mouse, and can't find one anywhere. Scroll wheels don't count. Where can I find one? [more inside]
posted by bsdfish on Feb 17, 2006 - 11 answers

Strange middle button behavior in Firefox and Opera

When I try to use the middle mouse button (scroll wheel) in Firefox and Opera to open a link in a background tab it will sometimes "jump" down a few lines, not clicking the correct link and sometimes clicking a wrong one, and then jumping back to the first position as soon as I let go of the button. This is unbelievably annoying. The mouse is a "Genius NetScroll+Eye PS/2".
posted by signal on Aug 27, 2005 - 6 answers

How can I get my mouse functions back after plugging into a passthrough switch?

After adding new hardware to my computer setup, my "extra" mouse buttons and mouse wheel no longer work. [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Jul 29, 2005 - 6 answers

program for autofire click?

Is there a macro program that will auto fire click for me? [more inside]
posted by EvilKenji on Mar 15, 2005 - 5 answers

Ergonomic keyboard with trackpoint mouse?

I'm looking for an ergonomic keyboard with a built-in trackpoint (nub-style) mouse [more inside]
posted by KirTakat on Mar 9, 2005 - 9 answers

Foot mice?

My typing hands hurt. I'm doing what I can. Has anyone used a foot mouse? Or even a foot mouse? Can you really control the cursor with your feet? Does it hurt your feet after a while? I'm looking for some first foot experience, so to speak.
posted by kk on Dec 15, 2004 - 5 answers

Need a new mouse

I need a new mouse. My MS Intellimouse Explorer has served me well, with its 4 buttons, scroll wheel, and optical tracking, but is dying a slow (and annoying) death due to its cable connection coming loose somewhere. What's your mouse of choice? [MI] for some more specific requirements... [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Aug 31, 2004 - 18 answers

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