Ah, I see. Especially those with the molded "ergonomic" han
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:05am

dles, right?

I tried using the mouse left handed for a while back in high school... It was easier to swap the buttons, but I can see how that would be difficult especially when you sit down at a computer to help someone. Wait, let me swap the buttons. No, it wasn't the button swap that fixed your problem. It was this other thing. Don't bother learning the procedure, I'm swapping them back.

Same reasoning I had for not continuing with learning the DVORAK keyboard layout... Who wants to sit down at a computer and have to swap layouts or plug in a special keyboard that has the keys swapped?

Basic Yahoo! Mail is really nice, it's very much focused on mail and doesn't get in your way. Some more advanced mail "software" gets in the way with trying to do things like keyboard accelerators. (Or in Facebook Messenger's case, it just *doesn't work*. I can't type messages on the PC, I have to use my phone. "Bender, being God takes a light touch. Do too much and they depend on you. Do too little and they don't believe you exist. When you do it right, they're not sure you've done anything at all." <-More software needs to use that philosophy.)

  • when you use them on your left hand instead of your right. I think I might be one of the few people that uses the mouse with their left hand. Buttons are still the "righty" way though. It's been so long since I've had a Yahoo account, I can't even picture in my head what their email website looks... more
    • Ah, I see. Especially those with the molded "ergonomic" han- Puckdropper, Mon Jun 20 2022 1:05am
      • specific lefty and righty scissors and then the "universal" ones which were just without any molded handle. I probably got used to using the mouse buttons in the "righty" way for a reason like that. My family computer had the mouse on the right as everyone else in my family is right handed. My computer... more
        • I can imagine getting yelled at for swapping the buttons - Puckdropper, Sat Jun 25 2022 11:58pm
          So it was just easier to use them like that. I had an IBM Model M with swappable keycaps and changed them around to DVORAK. I tried using it for a while and decided I needed to use what everyone else did so I could use other computers. Some laptops can have their keycaps swapped easily, like a Lenovo... more
          • ? While you were using it, did it feel like a better layout and you just switched for simplicity sake or was it just like the same regular QWERTY just having to relearn the keyboard layout?
            • It was getting to the point where I wasn't looking at every - Puckdropper, Sat Jul 02 2022 5:02am
              keycap. It just felt like I was learning everything all over again, I didn't really feel like it was any better or worse.
              • Thanks. Good to know it's not really worth it. - Erik_, Thu Jul 07 2022 1:21pm
                I think there was an Apple ii version (maybe c?) That had a switch above the keyboard to switch between the two. The key caps were still obviously in QWERTY but neat it was added as a feature. I wonder how many families thought their keyboards were broken after accidentally hitting the switch.
                • Many! I have a IIc somewhere, I think that's on there - Puckdropper, Sat Jul 09 2022 4:21am
                  I kinda remember the "don't press that button, the keyboard gets all messed up." Man, I wish I had some more time to just play with some of the old computer stuff.
                  • on my 486 back in the day. I hit "CTRL ALT -" and heard a low beep. No idea what it did at the time except the computer was now running slow. I remember pressing each CTRL+ALT combo (besides DEL) until hitting "+" and hearing a high beep and the computer went back to how it was. I had previously... more
                    • Yes, I have a workshop that's child-disallowed - Puckdropper, Fri Jul 15 2022 4:31am
                      It's a nice space, a little cramped but whatever. My wife can do whatever she wants with the rest of the house, but this is MY space. My biggest problem has been time. I've got to keep the kids happy and busy while the wife works, so I'm a combination of bored and busy the whole day. Soon they'll... more
                      • At least for me. Going from being the center of their attention to not is going to be interesting (for lack of a better word). Right now, if there's things that need to get done during the day, for example mowing the lawn, I'll usually run out quick if it's not raining (or even if it is) on my day off... more
                        • That's exactly it... Guys who are constantly tinkering with - Puckdropper, Mon Jul 18 2022 5:51am
                          stuff need a place to tinker. You'll get depression pretty bad without being allowed to be yourself. I've still got to mow sometime, I'm not sure when that will work out. Got a full day tomorrow and gonna be busy moving, plus usually when my wife gets off work the last thing on our minds is her... more
                          • Getting things tidy/neat has been on my TODO list for probably 3 years now. Same thing here with chores at the end of the day. Days I work and my wife watches our kid or visa versa, doing chores is the last thing on our minds too. I have a bad habit of going "Eh... I'll take care of that tomorrow"... more
                            • An empty desk is the sign of an empty mind - Puckdropper, Mon Jul 25 2022 2:27am
                              I just shut the gate so the kids don't mess with stuff and go about my other business. Nice. Sometimes I do clear off things, you just got to. Sometimes you have to admit your trash can is the best place for these parts you laid down and put them away. (I have a few parts that need to go there... more
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