what alternatives to using a mouse are there?????

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hi, iam new to this forum, and indeed new to using my pc for my art work, but iam having trouble using a standard mouse, its not acurate enough for me to get the results iam after, and using it for long periods makes my wrist sore, are there any alterantives to the standard mouse, or how do others over come these problems, any help would be appreciated, many thanks
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There are a multitude of keyboard shortcuts listed on this post that don't involve your mouse:
http://www.ozzu.com/mswindows-forum/windows-tricks-shortcuts-t1858.html
(There is a summary posted on page 14 so you don't have to read every page.)

Wiith a bit of practice you can do most everything without touching the mouse. Individual graphics programs like Photoshop also have their own particular keyboard shortcuts as well.
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Or he can get an ergonomic type of mouse (trackball).

Maybe even use a wacom pen too.
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A graphics tablet is an awesome option instead of the mouse. As flavah mentioned above wacom is a good brand to buy too. Here are some topics that have already been posted on which ones are good etc

http://www.ozzu.com/general-discussion/graphics-tablet-t36575.html
http://www.ozzu.com/general-discussion/new-wacom-tablet-t43644.html
http://www.ozzu.com/digital-art-forum/wacom-tablet-t45008.html


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Once you try one you will never go back to using a mouse for design work!
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I have tried all kinds of input devices. My favorite mouse is the Logitech MX-1000 laser mouse. It's incredibly comfortable and causes me no fatigue at all. I also use a Saitek Gaming keyboard. It has a external programmable 9 key pad that you can assign key combinations to. I also use a Belkin Nostromo N52 game pad. This is also programmable. Neither the keyboard or game pad are limited to games and the game pad can be set to load different key profiles when different applications are launched. When I launch photoshop, it sets itself up for photoshop. I launch 3DS MAX, it sets itself up for Max, etc.

Hell, I have even tried this guy: http://www.vrealities.com/P5.html
It's a curiosity, really. It will operate in mouse mode, allowing you to control the mouse by waving your hand around, but it's horribly sluggish, and your arm gets tired after a few mins. It doesn't even make a good game controller (which is what they're marketing it as)
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I'd have to agree with ScienceOfSpock. I have that mouse as well and I could not go back to using any other device.

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