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DO YOU KNOW HOW TO ERGONOMICALLY USE YOUR MOUSE?

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Many of us tend to use the default mode for our mouse – set for right-handed use, scrolling though 3 lines at a time, with a default pointer speed.

However, there are 5 simple adjustments you can make to customize your mouse to minimize repetitive movements, reduce wrist and elbow discomfort.  You can also complete your work tasks more quickly and easily.  Use these 5 simple tricks!

All adjustments are found in the Mouse icon in the Control Panel on our computer.

  1. If you are left-hand dominant or want to switch to left-handed mousing, remember to change the primary and secondary buttons on your mouse. This allows you to continue using the index finger as your primary clicking finger.
  2. When highlighting or dragging and dropping files, instead of holding down the mouse button, which requires constant muscle activation, you can do it with one click by activating the ClickLock option.
  3. If you use dual monitors at a faster pace with less lateral arm movement.
  4. If you are a frequent scroll wheel user, increase the speed of your vertical or horizontal scroll speed to scroll through more lines at a time.
  5. Decrease the number of double-clicks when opening folders by changing this setting to single-click.

The images are numbered as follows:

  1. Adjusting for right-hand or left-hand use, switch primary and secondary buttons.
  2. Dragging or highlighting without holding down the mouse button with ClickLock.
  3. Changing mouse pointer speed.
  4. Changing wheel scroll speed to scroll multiple lines at a time.
  5. Specifying a single-click or double-click to open folders.
If you need assistance with office ergonomics or the completion of an Ergonomic Assessment or would like further information on anything ergonomic contact ERGO Inc. today.