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Sometimes less is better
Authored by: mbenchoff on Jun 09, '03 12:25:07PM

My parents have an ancient PC that my mom uses for finances and my dad plays various card games on. Due to a spinal injury, my dad's ring finger and pinky on his right hand are numb and don't work too well, so he doesn't notice how much pressure he's putting on that useless right mouse button. He frequently and inadvertently brings up some menu while he's trying to play a game and it does get quite annoying. If they had a Mac and a single-button mouse, I really don't think he'd have this problem (or as much), and I'm sure that many other people with various disabilities would find that using a computer with a single-button mouse is easier.



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Sometimes less is better
Authored by: Bookman on Jun 09, '03 03:19:50PM
"He frequently and inadvertently brings up some menu while he's trying to play a game and it does get quite annoying. If they had a Mac and a single-button mouse, I really don't think he'd have this problem (or as much), and I'm sure that many other people with various disabilities would find that using a computer with a single-button mouse is easier."

NOT a Windows user here, but, assuming it's possible, I think it would be better to disable that right mouse button from doing anything if inadvertent right-clicking is the problem. It seems to me that as long as your dad is pressing on the right side of the mouse, he'll still be clicking inadvertently; on a one button mouse, he'll just be regular-clicking.

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