Saturday, 6 July 2013

[pc]Essentials of one handed computer use

So, you want to (for whatever reason) use your computer in any way possible, but with only one hand. This guide will show you how to do so, with the use of special programs and appliances

Here are the essentials....

Mouse with Programmable buttons

  • can speed up movement of on-screen cursor
  • can execute multiple tasks or programs with one button press.
  • most mice are ergonomic so are more comfortable for excessive and prolonged use
  • rubber sides for best grip for non fully functioning and/or sweaty hands.
The main con of these is that they are generally more expensive than standard mice, but worth it for efficiency in my opinion

Gameboard/game controller (mostly needed for gaming)

  •  Can be used instead of a keyboard with the use of special software like "xpadder" to emulate the keystrokes of a keyboard, to accomplish tasks like searching a database or browsing the internet. Both of which is probably done easier on a keyboard, but if you take the shown picture into context there is 28 possible programmable buttons, compared to a standard keyboards 5 at most!

Key binding software

This can be used to make almost every single button on your mouse,keyboard,game board do different computer commands, take my current setup for example:
Mouse = 6 buttons
keyboard=12 buttons
game board=28
=46 buttons
that means you could use 26 buttons for the alphabet alone! leaving 20 buttons for custom use.

All these buttons may take a while to get used to, but i guarantee that it will speed up your daily tasks on your computer 

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