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Offline FKSSR

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Do you use Two or Three Fingers on top of your mouse?
« on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 07:53:53 »
Hello!

This is just one of those "for fun" questions. :)

I'm just wondering if you use 2 fingers or 3 fingers on the top of your mouse?  When giving your answer, please explain if it's for gaming and/or general use...and which finger controls the scroll wheel.

I personally always used 2 fingers, and used my index finger for the scroll wheel.  However, when I started using a R.A.T. 7, I switched to 3 fingers (middle finger on scroll wheel at all times), because 2 fingers wasn't comfortable on that mouse.  However, I just switched back to a Logitech G9, so I'm thinking of switching back to 2 fingers.  I feel like having 2 fingers on the top of the mouse and 2 fingers on the right-side of the mouse gives me better control.  I need to test that in a couple FPS gaming sessions, though.  I use a claw-type grip.

P.S.  I know this would be good as a poll, but i don't get that option when creating threads...and it's nice to get more info in posts. :D

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« Reply #1 on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 09:01:29 »
2?

Offline Vyr1s

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« Reply #2 on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 09:05:56 »
2 majority of the time.
I do use a RAT9 at home, and find it alright with two.

To scroll I generally use my index finger, however this changes if I need to scroll and left click at the same time.
Majority of the time this is for gaming.

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« Reply #3 on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 09:05:57 »
3. Index of left. Middle and Ring on right click. Tho the Ring finger kinda is on the edge somewhat on and off the button.

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« Reply #4 on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 09:59:34 »
Haha this made me pick my mouse up to see, how my hand actually rests on it :D
I have them like hazeluff and I realized the ringfinger is kind of weird where he is...

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« Reply #5 on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 10:00:39 »
Three for left-handed mice, two for right-handed. Middle finger on my right hand is malformed, so clicking with it is pretty uncomfortable.
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« Reply #6 on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 11:05:56 »
2, pointer and middle. I've even used SUN mice and can't imagine using more then 2 fingers. But I guess it's all what you're familiar with.

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« Reply #7 on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 13:58:51 »
2, index for wheel use, pinky slightly dragging on the pad.
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« Reply #8 on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 14:38:25 »
2 its always been 2, just got a rat 7 and it feels fine with 2, so my answer is 2
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« Reply #9 on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 18:07:16 »
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2, index for wheel use, pinky slightly dragging on the pad.
Yep! Same as me!

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2 its always been 2, just got a rat 7 and it feels fine with 2, so my answer is 2
Wow.  I couldn't do that.  It hurt my hand to stretch my fingers like that.  Maybe I have smaller hands than you.
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« Reply #10 on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 18:48:47 »
Two. A habit that stems back to the old Amiga days.
Most of the time with a Linux/Windows PCs I have been using three-button mice.
My current mouse does not have a scroll wheel.
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« Reply #11 on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 19:37:04 »
All of my fingers are on the side of my mouse. Evoluent is the new normal.

I had to go looking for an ordinary mouse to try it and see what my hand would do. Three fingers, but the ring finger is resting on the edge.

Man, bundled computer mice are so small and uncomfortable. I guess most consumers just don't know better... or use it enough to matter.


So, for your trackball on your other hand (everybody does this, right?), do you move the ball with your fingers, your thumb, or both?
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« Reply #12 on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 20:57:52 »
Three. Middle finger on the scrollpoint.
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« Reply #13 on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 21:09:12 »
I use all four fingers loosely on top of my trackball, with my thumb on the left button. Occasionally, I use my baby finger for right-click.

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« Reply #14 on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 21:21:14 »
I would have never thought that people used 3 fingers on a mouse.

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« Reply #15 on: Fri, 10 February 2012, 21:39:48 »
Two, with my middle for the wheel. That said, I usually use the extra side buttons of the G700 for scrolling with my thumb, so the scroll wheel doesn't see a lot of use.

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« Reply #16 on: Sat, 11 February 2012, 02:08:15 »
Two for me, index for left-click and scroll, middle for right-click.

Technically it's three, since I have a CM Storm Spawn and my ring finger has a built-in rest on the mouse.
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« Reply #17 on: Sat, 11 February 2012, 03:19:46 »
3, it just happened that way...and my hands are fairly small I reckon.
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« Reply #18 on: Sat, 11 February 2012, 04:02:15 »
2.5 sort of, I use my index finger for left click, middle finger for scroll and right click, my ring finger sort of tags along my middle finger sitting on the right button, helping out with right clicking =) Thumb and pinky gripping the sides, dragging onto the pad.
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« Reply #19 on: Sat, 11 February 2012, 04:56:35 »
Two. Index for scroll wheel pressing and tilting. I'm using a Logitech G9x.
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« Reply #20 on: Sun, 12 February 2012, 23:53:29 »
3 when browsing internet etc, 2 the vast majority of the time in games, but switch to three because I bind some abilities in various games to shift up and shift down on the mouse wheel. Considering the amount of gaming I do vs the amount of browsing I do. I guess I'm going to answer 2.5 fingers on the mouse!
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« Reply #21 on: Mon, 13 February 2012, 22:16:47 »
Only after reading this thread do I realize that my pinkie finger never leaves the pad, nor does the heel of my hand.  The middle finger is used solely for the purpose of right-click, with the pointer doing everything else
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« Reply #22 on: Mon, 13 February 2012, 22:48:24 »
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I would have never thought that people used 3 fingers on a mouse.


Me neither, well at least on the top of the mouse.  This entire thread is a surprise to me.  Whether I'm gaming or browsing, I only have two fingers on the top of my mouse.  My preferred grip is pretty much the "claw grip".
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« Reply #23 on: Thu, 16 February 2012, 20:04:43 »
I used to have two fingers on the top of the mouse, but with my new Logitech G500 I find it more comfortable with 3 on top of it and my pinky in the finger grove on the right side of the mouse.  My index for left click and mouse wheel, middle finger on right click and my ring finger resting besides my middle finger.
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« Reply #24 on: Thu, 16 February 2012, 21:35:13 »
Hmm I just tried to use 3 fingers on top of my mouse. It feels completely strange. I always just assumed everyone just used 2 fingers on top of their mouse. It might feel better on other mice, but strange for sure on the deathadder.

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« Reply #25 on: Thu, 16 February 2012, 21:42:07 »
3 - the correct number.  :)  Right index on left click, right mid on scroll wheel/third button, right ring on right click...  The correct way.  LOL
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« Reply #26 on: Fri, 17 February 2012, 06:23:54 »
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3 - the correct number.  :)  Right index on right click, right mid on scroll wheel/third button, right ring on right click...  The correct way.  LOL

Yeah, there are definitely people that use 3 fingers, because it allows both buttons and scroll wheel to be used without moving any fingers - making it faster to do so.  I hardly ever use the scroll wheel in games, though.

Like I said in my OP, I only used 3 because of how wide the RAT7 felt to me.  Every other mouse, I can use two fingers, and I think I'm going to stick to mice where I can use two fingers from now on.  I feel more accurate.
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« Reply #27 on: Fri, 17 February 2012, 19:23:52 »
For a long time, I used 3 fingers (index on LMB, middle on wheel, ring on RMB), especially on Logitech MX500-style mice. However, now I'm experimenting with 2-finger style (index on either LMB or wheel, middle on RMB) to better support the mouse on the right side and see if that helps make me more accurate.

I still have to use 3-finger style on a Razer DeathAdder/Mamba, though. Doesn't feel right with 2-finger style at all, and some people hate it for that. (This is why one friend of mine doesn't use his DeathAdder BE, even though he finds the sensor excellent.)

I'm thinking of getting a Cyborg M.M.O. 7 if the prices drop to reasonable levels, though, and that's yet another very different shape...the only thing that worries me on that mouse is that there's a shift button on the right side that I don't know if I'd prefer to press via ring or pinky finger yet. The only way to know for sure would require hands-on experience...

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« Reply #28 on: Fri, 17 February 2012, 21:36:20 »
2. That's how I was raised and there's no way you can get me to change. I will always give those that use 3 fingers a weird look. :P

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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 17 February 2012, 21:45:06 »
2-finger mousing is more popular than I thought. Here I thought 3-fingers was the only natural way to use the mouse. Maybe it's because I have an MX518 and it's gigantic.
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