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This post got me thinking, I've never been able to hold a mouse comfortably in right angle, it usually ends up being something like 80+ degrees. Are mice even designed to be held exactly at 90 degrees? Does holding them "wrong" cause any problems with your muscle memory or something?
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You could hold the thing facing backwards and it won't matter. All that matters is when you need to put the pointer somewhere on the screen, you can put it there without having to think about it. Do you think people with feet pointing outwards can't walk in a straight line?
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So no effect, you say? Good to know, thanks
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Think about a joystick being on the inverted setting, (up is down, down is up), basically what ever your muscles "remember" is what they will do.
So, with a mouse, if to move to the right, instead of moving exactly along the x-axis at 0* in the positive direction, you move 20* above x-axis, but it still goes in a straight line.
Notice how if you dont move your whole arm, but instead use the lower palm of your hand as the pivot point, and move from left to right, like in a curve/half circle, that the pointer still goes across the screen straight. The angle of the mouse changes constantly, but the line stays straight because the pad underneath is moving perpendicular when it is compared to the reference frame of the mouse.

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Originally Posted by Cavi Mike View Post

You could hold the thing facing backwards and it won't matter. All that matters is when you need to put the pointer somewhere on the screen, you can put it there without having to think about it. Do you think people with feet pointing outwards can't walk in a straight line?


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Ah, thanks for the in-depth explanation!
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