first things first … i m trying archlinux and am feeling more close to the gnu/linux spirit than i was with ubuntu at the same time i have started using vim … anyways the topic of this post is easy keyboard navigation on special pages such as a google search results page or when browsing forums or bbs.
- google searche results page :: when you have to go to the next page of search results u have to use the mouse and often i do navigate up to 10 pages or results and this is tiresome and hurts my palm a lot 😦
- google picture searches and picture gallery browsing :: when you have to go to the next page of search results u have to use the mouse and often i do navigate up to 10 pages or results and this is tiresome and hurts my palm a lot 😦
- forum/bbs browsing :: some threads are several pages long and here again to navigate between pages the mouse needs to be used.
fortunately i discovered the next please firefox addon which is a lifesaver for me. i strongly urge u keyboard junkies to try it out.
another tip to help your RSI and CTS woes is to keep the mouse to the left of your keyboard and try and use the left hand. the design of the keyboard is such that the numeric keypad and the home key, insert key etc. come in the way of reaching the mouse so that one has to move a greater distance with the right hand. there is not much on the left hand side so the left hand movement is smaller. more over its a good idea to switch between the right hand and the left hand when using the evil mouse. this will distribute the toll thus lessening the overall danger.
btw the use of an ergonomically designed mouse of any other input device is highly recommended if u r on the net a lot!