Question on using a Joystick as a mouse in Fedora please?
Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Mon Sep 21 20:57:53 UTC 2009
Fernando Cassia wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 11:45 AM, Rick Sewill <rsewill at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a question on using a Joystick as a mouse in Fedora.
>> I wish to avoid getting carpal tunnel syndrome.
>> I noticed, when I use regular mice, I have poor hand position.
>> So far, my wrist is okay...but it gets red if I'm not careful.
> What you need is a TRACKBALL. A good, old-fashioned Trackball.
> I use one... the Kensington Expert Mouse 5.0 (don´t let words fool
> you, it´s a TRACKBALL).
> It uses a PS2 connection so no special drivers are needed. Find one on eBay...
> Your wrist moves very little -if at all- and you can move the ball
> with the tip of your fingers...
I know that I am late in this conversation but I have used this for
years. I second the idea of a real track ball.
I have one at work and one at home. It uses the fingers or palm of your
hand. I have mine set to use three buttons but it can be programmed to
use other features. The ring around the ball is the scroll wheel which
I have enough control to edit photo's or do drafting drawings.
It comes with a wrist pad.
The only issue is, if I get lazy, I will put my wrist in an odd angle.
I have had to change the micro switches on the one at home. It gets
used quite a lot by the whole family.
I know someone that had issues with CTS and went for the thumb ball and
ended up in worse shape.
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