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    Palm Grip 1
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    Palm Grip 2
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post #1 of 16
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I have been holding my mouse this way for my entire life, but just today my co-worker told me that I am holding it incorrectly. Basically, I use a palm grip, but my index finger is on the left click and my middle finger is on the right click. There are no fingers on the scroll wheel. If I need to scroll, I just move my index finger onto the wheel and scroll, and then move it back to the right click. My ring finger and pinky just hang off of the right side of the mouse. I have been doing this my whole life. Lets call this Palm Grip 1.

Apparently the correct way to hold it is index finger on left click, middle finger on scroll wheel, and ring finger on right click, and pinky hangs off of the side. We will call this one Palm Grip 2.

Which way do you hold your mouse? Which one is the proper way to hold the mouse for best performance for gaming or just browsing?
post #2 of 16
I use palm grip 1. Just use the one which is more comfortable. Performance wise it shouldn't make any difference.
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post #3 of 16
My ring finger isn't nearly as strong or as coordinated as my middle finger, so it wouldn't work. So I guess I fit into the first category. Although I find myself clawing up on my G700. Probably a sign I need to buy a claw grip mouse.
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post #4 of 16
I use palm grip 1.

No one should be telling you on how to hold a mouse, imo.

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post #5 of 16
http://www.razerzone.com/mouseguide/html/palmgrip.php

i've recently been playing with claw grip. sometimes it works great for me, other times it feels wrong. prolly using too big of a mouse for it (G500)
post #6 of 16
There really is no "Wrong" way to hold/use a mouse, It's all based on user preference. That's just like saying Coca-Cola is the Right one to drink and that Me drinking Pepsi is Blasphemy.
post #7 of 16
I can't recall when I first used a mouse with the scroll wheel. Mid teens maybe? I'm used to using grip 1. Trying grip 2 feels awkward. When trying to scroll up and down with my middle finger, I sometimes accidentally click with my ring finger. Not doing it!
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post #8 of 16
I agree with earlier posts... there is no 'right' or 'wrong' way to hold a mouse... if using grip type 1 works best for you i would stick with that(98% probably do it this way) but if you think you can get a 1/10 of a second faster response by already having your middle finger already on the scroll wheel for a fast weapon switch or something... give it a shot... if you dont like it ... dont use it and tell your friend to ****... lol....j/k
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post #9 of 16
Used 1 forever. Never heard of people using 2 before.
post #10 of 16
I can't believe a co-worker would say 'you are holding your mouse wrong!' LOL

Mice didn't always have scroll wheels, how do you think we used them back in the day?

Maybe he has a g9/g9x, their RMB extends over the scroll wheel and seems to be suited for #2.
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