Today I encountered the idea of using the mouse with the left hand, and decided to try it. I would like to avoid swapping the mouse buttons because that will make it harder for me to use other people's machines and for them to use mine.
The problem is, it messes my form. When I used the mouse with my right hand I put the index finger on the left button, the middle finger on the wheel, and the ring finger on the right button. With my left hand, since I don't want to use the ring finger for the left button(it's just not comfortable having the ring or little fingers on the most "intensive" button), I use the middle finger the left button and the the index finger for both the wheel and the right button.
Now, while this form allows me to scroll with my index finger(even when I hold the left button), it just doesn't feel quite right. I can probably get used to it(I only started today!), but I would like to get used to a correct form.
So, which should I stick to?
- Current 2-fingers form?
- Try to get used to 3-fingers form without swapping buttons?
- Swap buttons and the hell with "muscle memory portability"?