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Can I stop the keypress beep on my Kinesis Advantage keyboard?

I'm a bit of an ergo freak and recently bought a Kinesis Advantage keyboard. The manual says to press Program+\ but that doesn't stop the keyboard's speaker making that awful noise; in fact it changes ...
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1answer
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Is Graphics tablet better than mouse for precise movements in terms of hand and wrist tiredness? [closed]

I usually do works which require precise cursor movement. For example I need to move the cursor to a specific pixel on the screen precisely. However since I need to grab the mouse with my entire hand, ...
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0answers
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What's the best laptop keyboard for a carpal tunnel syndrome-sufferer? [closed]

Are there any laptops with special keyboards for a carpal tunnel syndrome-sufferer? I'm guessing the issue is the key-sensitivity here, but also shortcut keys(copypasta) easily available.
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1answer
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How to install workrave to prevent RSI on Ubuntu 12.04

I wanted to install an application to prevent repetitive strain injury. I tried workrave, but it does not install. I do not know how to compile the source. Is it possible to do something about it?
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0answers
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Using Ctrl-Alt for AltGr

On Windows, Ctrl-Alt is mapped to Alt Gr, but not so on Linux. Using Alt Gr for 3rd level keys is wrist-killer nr. 1! I'm unable to find a workaround that doesn't remove other functionality I use ...
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0answers
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alternating between devices and rsi [closed]

I'm having light RSI issues in both wrists and I'm looking for best setup from RSI perspective. Is it pragmatic and healthy to alternate between devices at home and work? I use Apple keyboard and ...
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5answers
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Windows 7, 2 mice, 1 user, and “Switch primary and secondary buttons” on 1 mouse only?

In an effort to reduce the likelihood that I'll get mouse-related RSI in my (dominant) right hand, I've taken to using an additional second mouse with my left. I'd like to flip the left and right ...
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1answer
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Is there a native OS X app like WorkRave? [closed]

I'd like a (preferably free) break reminder app that's native to OS X. Does anyone know of such a tool? There's WorkRave for Windows and Linux.
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4answers
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Linux software for periodical work break

I am using Cent OS 5. I am looking for an app which will alert me after some time to take break. So I can use computer as healthy computer usages ?
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3answers
523 views

On a Mac what keyboard short cuts do left handed people use for copy and paste

I'm right handed, but I am switching the mouse to my left hand to give my right a rest. On PC keyboards ctrl ins and ctrl del work as copy and paste, is there an equivalent on the Mac? Update: I ...
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14answers
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Recommended mouse alternatives for people with RSI from using computer too much? [closed]

I have an odd RSI problem that means using a mouse on the desk doesn't work well for me. I researched hand-held mouse alternatives years ago and ended up buying one of these: The (old model) ...
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4answers
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Can anyone recommend how to fix sore “sides” from overuse of computers? (some kind of RSI) [closed]

I have to use computers for 9+ hours per day (no suggestions about 'use your computer less!' please). I get various kinds of RSI: a little soreness in the hands and wrists, but that's not a big deal ...
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18answers
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What do you do about wrist pain? [closed]

I use the computer for many more hours per day than any human should, and consequentially I have wrist pain. It hurts to hold the mouse in my hand. Typing is fine, and I've learned how to stop using ...
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4answers
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CTS and the mouse

This isn't the same question as this one, but what is the best mouse for RSI? What sorts of alterative pointers have people used that weren't awkward, clumsy, or overly expensive?