right hand is so tired and get some pain. So I tried to mouse in both
hands. I find that it is really an efficient way to release pains. At
I switched to mousing with the left hand a few years ago. I forget the
original reason why, but here are some current reasons:
Assuming your hands are in the home position, the “center” of your
posture is right between your hands: Between the G and H keys in a
QWERTY layout. Consider the distance from the center line to the arrow
keys and ins/del/home keys. Then consider the even further distance
over to the number pad. Then consider the absolutely astronomical
distance to your right handed mouse. Lastly, consider the “tools in
your toolbelt, not in a toolbox, in a closet, upstairs” distance of a
Unfortunately, keychords like the standard clipboard operations (^C, ^X,
^V) and alt-tabbing discriminate against left-handed mousers.
Fortunately, we have chords like Shift-Del and Ctrl-Insert. Dvorak
users benefit from a right-handed ^C and ^V, too.
I was able to successfully stumble around on the first day of the
switch, and after about three or four days, I was able to use my left
hand for mousing just as well as my right.
I’ve never looked back. I see no significant benefit to mousing with
the right hand, if you are sufficiently capable with your left.
Related: If you suffer from hand or wrist pains due to computer usage,
consider getting a good wrist rest (for both keyboard and mouse), and
the Dvorak layout.