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Two vs. Three "Button" Fingers

Poll Results: How many finger activate mouse buttons in your standard grip?

 
  • 68% (13)
    Two Fingers
  • 31% (6)
    Three Fingers
  • 0% (0)
    One. I use an apple puck mouse!!!
19 Total Votes  
post #1 of 4
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One factor that I have noticed in mouse ergonomics is the different finger styles used to activate the second and third mouse buttons in different grip styles. Similar to how a mouse can be gripped through the palm, claw or fingertip style, the second and third mouse buttons can be activated either with the pointer and middle fingers by using finger shifting or can be griped using with the pointer, middle and ring fingers on mouse buttons one, three and two respectively. So for the poll, how do you grip your mouse?

An interesting aspect of this is that some mice which are great for two finger grip do not work well with three fingers. For example, the ledge on the right side of the G400 is intended to fit your ring finger but can rub more against the pinky finger if you use a three finger grip. Also, heavy mice are more problematic with a three finger grip than a two finger grip because you are using your pinky finger for mouse lifts instead of the ring finger.

Anyone have any thought on two finger vs. three finger and what mice are best for each?

Personally, I am currently using a three finger grip with a G100s.
Edited by Wall Street - 11/15/13 at 8:41pm
post #2 of 4
If you like the three finger grip check out the Logitech G600. Its the mouse that I use, It has three buttons on top, the two normal buttons and the scroll wheel along with a third button that your ring finger rests on. It's an MMO mouse so there's also 12 buttons on the side that you can macro to whatever button you want. I guess it depends on what your into. For my use, it's great biggrin.gif
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Two for me most of the time, though I occasionally switch to three during casual use.

Also, re: your poll options, when I had an Apple hockey puck mouse (back in the dark ages), I used to use the top of my palm to press the button, letting my fingers hang off the front. Zero finger style ftw tongue.gif
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post #4 of 4
I'm definitely in the 3+ finger camp. As for the best grip for this mouse, I actually like having at least one button for each finger / thumb. The best mice for my kind of grip tend to be ambidextrous ones as they're usually the only ones that have buttons on each side of the mouse. Additionally, the hand doesn't tilt as much on a 3 finger grip as a 2 finger, so less ergonomic curves are needed (on one axis anyway).
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