Mouse Dexterity

When I was in my twenties and early thirties, I was a whiz with the mouse.  It went right where I wanted it to go, every time.  These days, I seem to “just miss” my target a lot.  I wind up doing a lot of clicking on the icon right next to the one I want to click.  This is dangerous because I will sometimes close a window that I only wanted to minimize, save something I’m writing instead of clicking “Save As…” so that I can save it under a different name, and so on.

It’s sad to feel my mouse dexterity ebbing away.

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.


  1. I recommend learning as many keyboard shortcuts as possible, and making a point to form the habit of using them.I have recently started doing just that.This Twitter feed is working out well as a resource (not mine)

  2. you can change the mouse speed. In the old days there was a track ball and pad. NOw it's a clean table

  3. Ditto what nanani said. Make it like a workout where you increase your routine of using key-strokes to do mouse actions. 'tab' 'enter' and all those 'ctrl' + 'some other key' shortcuts.Train to become fluent.

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