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General Chat Thread, How do you hold your mouse? in General; A bit of a silly one this, a debate between me and a friend as to the correct (lets be ...
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    How do you hold your mouse?

    A bit of a silly one this, a debate between me and a friend as to the correct (lets be honest, both work fine, he's just fussy and web fingered) way to hold the mouse...

    It seems my friend considers me to be somewhat strange because i use my index finger for left click and middle finger for right click, and i move either finger to scroll as i like to use the 4th finger to support the mouse in movement (i don't trust the pinky to get the job done).

    He says that's odd and that your middle finger should be reserved for the scroll wheel, left click index finger and right click with your 4th finger.

    Which way do you use?
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    Two fingers of course. Your friend is weird.

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    Left click middle finger and right click index finger.

    Ben

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    Index finger left click, middle finger right click and normally index to scroll.

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    I use a trackball, there-by avoiding the problem

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    Index and Middle to click, either to scroll.

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    (Dad uses index finger for everything - left, right, scroll and one-finger typing!)

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    Left click: Index finger
    Right click: Middle finger
    Scroll wheel: Index finger

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    A member of staff at work holds his mouse in a weird way using his THUMB to left click and index finger to right click.

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    Index - Left Click
    Middle - Scroll / Right Click
    Thumb - Forwards, Backwards, Precision and Side Scroll..


    Yeah I have a weird mouse ;P

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    Quote Originally Posted by WithoutMotive View Post
    A member of staff at work holds his mouse in a weird way using his THUMB to left click and index finger to right click.
    I think it's quite possible that you work with an alien life form!


    I'm glad this poll has confirmed how strange my friend is, good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Left click: Index finger
    Right click: Middle finger
    Scroll wheel: Index finger
    Me too

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    1st world problems ;-)

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    Left click: Index finger
    Right click: Middle finger
    Scroll wheel: Index finger

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    Definitely left click: Index finger; right click: Middle finger and scroll: Index finger. Any other way is just weird!

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