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Avoiding the use of the mouse entirely is hard today, as most OSes, browsers and software in general are very GUI-oriented. What system, software and general tricks are you using to completely avoid the use of the mouse today?

closed as not constructive by grawity, slhck May 29 '13 at 9:05

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    If you'd like to get rid of the mouse, you should probably use a terminal and the command line. Or a keyboard mouse (an accessibility feature). There's also no realistic way to answer this question without knowing what your requirements are—at the moment you're asking how to drive your car without a steering wheel. – slhck May 29 '13 at 9:05
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    Sorry, but this question is not reasonably answerable at all. If you don't want to use the mouse in a GUI environment that was built for users with a mouse, then you should switch to a text-based environment. If there is a physical reason why you can't use a mouse, most OSes have a keyboard mouse feature that allows you to steer the cursor via the numpad. Your question is not even specific to one operating system, and asking for "what others are doing" is not constructive per our FAQ. If you can tell us what specifically you need, I'm happy to reopen the question. – slhck May 29 '13 at 9:10
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    Your last edit made the question even broader and more subjective. Is your real issue that you have to work with OS X and the windows clutter up? Do you want to rearrange the OS X windows via keyboard and navigate through them? That'd be a valid (and interesting) question to ask. – slhck May 29 '13 at 9:14
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    If you can point me to a question that is asking for "What do you use?", please do so, and we'll close it accordingly. Again, this question is too broad. Everybody will have a valid answer when they throw in their set of tools. If you want to discuss this question and ask for guidance on how to have it reopened, please do so on Meta Super User. Thanks. (I should add that your previous question, which was much more specific, was closed for the same reasons.) – slhck May 29 '13 at 9:23
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    I didn't see the replies (you need to @-ping users), but those questions – also the directory diff one – are a prime example of the kind of question we don't encourage anymore. The Google result right below, Wikipedia's comparison of diff tools, is what already does a better job than a polling contest in a Q&A site. For further discussion I'd rather point you to Meta Super User because there, others can weigh in. – slhck May 29 '13 at 10:14
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Well on OSX I use Spectacle, and on Linux I use XMonad which are both quite apt at turning your window-soup into window-bento. Also a lot of OSX system nonsense can actually be dealt with via AppleScript, in case you don't like clicking away notifications and the like.

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