Questions about optimizing your workspace and computer setup to reduce effort and strain or to improve your physical performance on a computer task when using it. Questions that are not talking about the ergonomics of computer hardware are off topic.

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Wacom tablet or Evoluvent Vertical Mouse

Having tried a number of mice that didn't help with wrist pain, I am contemplating buying a Wacom tablet or Evoluvent Vertical Mouse. I have heard great things about both of them. What do you ...
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How can I measure the shock absorption of a key switch?

One common criteria when choosing a keyboard is looking at the shock absorption of its key switches. How can I measure the shock absorption of a key switch? E.g., the actuation force can be measured ...
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How to get a better contrast on Windows taskbar buttons?

I have two problems with the Windows taskbar buttons in Windows 7 (the taskbar is aligned to the left side of the screen): 1) There is almost no contrast between the focused window and other windows ...
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When using smaller headphones, how can I minimize pressure-related pain in my auricle?

I have noticed that when using on-ear headphones that lay against my auricles, instead of covering it and laying against my temples, my auricles start to feel painful after an hour or so. It doesn't ...
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Painful hand positioning on a laptop

I guess most of heard about wrist pain, and so did I. Im having a problem and I think its not the typical wrist pain since its mostly caused by friction and it mostly happens on the side of the hand. ...
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Why is straight-on viewing of inexpensive LCD screens no longer the best angle?

I bought several inexpensive tablets in a range of sizes. Each is from a different manufacturer. I have not taken them apart, but using a magnifying glass, I can tell that each screen appears to be ...