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Title: No mouse for a week
Post by: Tactile on Thu, 24 January 2019, 20:37:30
This fellow tells the story (https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/d3m8ga/i-stopped-using-a-computer-mouse-for-a-week) of working with no pointing device for a week.
Title: Re: No mouse for a week
Post by: Leslieann on Thu, 24 January 2019, 20:47:08
While I woldn't go that far, learning even a few keyboard shortcuts can really cut down hand movements.
Title: Re: No mouse for a week
Post by: Eanmagato on Mon, 28 January 2019, 04:50:25
What should I do to look beautiful and fresh?
Title: Re: No mouse for a week
Post by: csmertx on Thu, 31 January 2019, 00:19:05
I probably shaved off 80% mouse usage by using a keyboard based web browser and tiling window manager. But the amount of time I spent compiling updates and or configuring kinda outweighed the benefits.
Title: Re: No mouse for a week
Post by: tp4tissue on Thu, 31 January 2019, 10:10:50
Idk,  Tp4 uses high-dpi  (1.0x horizontal resolution @ <=2560x1600, 0.8x horizontal res @ >25x16)

There's not a whole lot of full-throttle mousing.

Back in the day, this wouldn't have been practical, because high mouse resolution/handling was not very precise without 1000hz.. You'd overshoot/undershoot

But High DPI today is very manageable _Physically_
Title: Re: No mouse for a week
Post by: csmertx on Thu, 31 January 2019, 10:56:13
Although I can see increasing CPI/DPI as beneficial to ergonomics, I think the idea of no mouse for a week is to restrict the movement needed to reach the mouse in the first place.

Same reason some people remap backspace to the left or right side of a split space bar layout.
Title: Re: No mouse for a week
Post by: Nerd on Tue, 26 March 2019, 10:05:41
That would be hard for me. I need to video edit, and that's quite hard without a mouse. Cheers to this fella.  :)
Title: Re: No mouse for a week
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 26 March 2019, 21:01:49
I do the same on a Mac, and most of the keyboard shortcuts are the same, or at least very similar.

It bugs me to have to keep taking my hand on and off the mouse, have to keep finding where the mouse pointer is across my multiple monitors.
Title: Re: No mouse for a week
Post by: Carmelita on Wed, 27 March 2019, 05:59:31
Certify that was most acceptable for people who truly want to know about this.
Title: Re: No mouse for a week
Post by: blawb on Mon, 01 April 2019, 19:26:35
I probably shaved off 80% mouse usage by using a keyboard based web browser and tiling window manager. But the amount of time I spent compiling updates and or configuring kinda outweighed the benefits.

I didn't even know keyboard based web browsers were a thing until this post... Do you have any you could recommend to try? Seems like it would be nice on my laptop.
Title: Re: No mouse for a week
Post by: csmertx on Mon, 01 April 2019, 20:16:10
I probably shaved off 80% mouse usage by using a keyboard based web browser and tiling window manager. But the amount of time I spent compiling updates and or configuring kinda outweighed the benefits.

I didn't even know keyboard based web browsers were a thing until this post... Do you have any you could recommend to try? Seems like it would be nice on my laptop.

Sure, if you want dip your toes there are a few firefox or chrome extensions that do similar things.  I've grown fond of Vimium. 

I was using Qutebrowser until I realized that Ublock Origin extension is much better at blocking ads compared to the built in Qutebrowser add blocker.

Other than the ad blocking Qutebrowser has some interesting features like hiding the scrollbar, set hotkeys associated with bookmarks (quickmarks), and open links with external programs (like mpv).

Most *nix seem to have it in the repos, and chocolatey install seemed to go well last I tried in 2017.
Title: Re: No mouse for a week
Post by: grizzly_teddy on Mon, 01 April 2019, 20:47:19
I just used QMKs mouse movements for weeks on end (when at home). I didn't have a mouse at home for a long time.
Title: Re: No mouse for a week
Post by: blawb on Sun, 14 April 2019, 13:58:44
Been using vimium on chrome and firefox on different machines for about a week now and love it! Not sure I like it on all websites but it's pretty useful so far.
Title: Re: No mouse for a week
Post by: csmertx on Sun, 14 April 2019, 14:32:20
Been using vimium on chrome and firefox on different machines for about a week now and love it! Not sure I like it on all websites but it's pretty useful so far.

Nice.  Though I wish the / search feature behaved consistently in vimium-ff, hopefully that will change in future updates.