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How does a lefty get used to righty mice

Discussion in 'Mice and Surfaces' started by 60565, Oct 17, 2016.

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  1. 60565

    60565 New Member

    In an earlier post, I asked if anyone wanted a lefty line. Many of you replied that you had grown accustomed to a righty mouse. So how do lefties get used to righty mice with their right hand? Is there a special way to do so?
  2. Remamian

    Remamian Well-Known Member

    For me i started on computers with a righty mouse back in early 1990's

    i have a few friends that are lefties as well and use right mouses, obviously out of necessities. Most of them got an ambidextrous mouse and picked out a game they played ... quite a lot (They already had the right hand mouse muscle memories for playing) and played 1/4th of the time with right hand and 3/4th of the time with left hand until those muscle memories transferred consciously to right hand. (If i recall a couple of weeks)

    You could also pick some sort of fast-paced clicky game obviously with right hand mouse you'll do very bad at first, but the whole point is the more you do it the easier it becomes, and doing something fun/challenging makes the work go easier.
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  3. 60565

    60565 New Member

    Thanks for the advice. I have the ouroboros at the moment but want to transfer to the mamba or the deathadder elite. And by the way, I was wondering if any of your friends have used the deathadder lefty edition before. If it's too much trouble, you don't have to ask them, but what are their opinions on them?
  4. Remamian

    Remamian Well-Known Member

    I have only two friends that use Razer products and those are the keyboards, their mice were other various brands. I wish i could be of more help to you. You make check out like amazon and look at reviews for pros/cons from other left-hand oriented users.
  5. Xiopiche

    Xiopiche Member

    i am a lefty who since I can remember have always used the mouse using my right hand until I got my razer left hand mouse. I use my right hand for right handed mice and left hand for left handed mouse.
  6. I'm not sure that there's a way to get used to mousing with your other hand beyond "just keep doing it and eventually it'll make sense".

    I rather like the Deathadder LH; I've got a couple of them in active use plus a fresh-in-box one I bought a while back when Razer last updated the Deathadder and I thought they might discontinue the LH model. The Deathadder isn't a wonder mouse -- it doesn't look like future tech, or an alien monster on your desktop, and it's not bristling with extra buttons, but I find it comfortable to use for long periods of time. I prefer a 'clicky' scroll wheel (vs. a free-scrolling/smooth scrolling wheel), which the DH has, and if you don't like the blue lights you can turn them off with the Synapse software.

    Long boring mouse story below for "interest":
    FWIW, I'm a fairly committed LH ergo mouse user. I ran into trouble years ago when I was working long hours (my day job is mouse-in-hand) and relaxing with PC games in the evening, using fairly basic ambi mice, where I was getting a lot of pain in my left hand. I'm guessing it was incipient carpal tunnel or some such but I bought a Logitech MX610 left-handed mouse for work (and then very quickly one for home as I realised how comfortable it was and how quickly the pain was easing). The MX610 LH was discontinued around 2010, to give you some context.

    I ran into some interference issues at work and the Deathadder was the only other LH mouse I could find, so I bought one. The interference issues went away (the person in the office next to mine moved, and the issues disappeared) so I brought the Deathadder home and I've used Deathadders at home since, and should the MX610s fail or no longer be supported on OSX (I have two), I'd be using the Deathadder at work too.
  7. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    I'm a lefty but I've always used mice in my right hand. I was probably pretty bad at it at first but I'm fine now! Although I don't really play FPSs nor have I ever tried a left handed mouse so I can't really say whether or not I'd perform better like that or not.

    I'd say just trying find a nice feeling RH mouse and just keep using it until it feels natural. It might take a while but it'll make life much easier when it clicks, and you'll also get the added benefit of working out your brain which is very good for you!
  8. BaccaBoss2

    BaccaBoss2 Active Member

    I was just always trained to use a mouse for the right hand, so I think that it would be weird for me to try to use a left-handed mouse. Not to mention the lack of a good WASD replacement on the right side of the keyboard that has context keys like WASD.
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