Now that I have been working in IT for a year and a half, and I’m also doing more creative work as part of this job (I’m in this weird situation where I do as much communications as I do information technology helpdesk, writing, graphics work, video tutorials, etc), I’ve noticed I think I am developing RSI.
So I drove down to the corner computer store and picked up a wrist rest for my mechanical keyboard (JP macOS layout from Fujitsu) and a new mouse. I chose the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed because it felt the best of the 30 something mice I tried and it was reasonably prices.
On my Linux box, which is my main machine except for Adobe stuff (which is the MacBook Pro 2015 15" I purchased from @jaysee), it didn’t even require any adjustment. I barely need to move to fling the cursor across my 4K screen. It’s definitely going to decrease strain…
Not so on macOS. Even when I turn tracking speed up to full, it’s too slow. I was using magic mice (first gen) and a Microsoft intellimouse from so long ago it has turned completely yellow (but still had a good ergonomic curve), and I never saw any difference between macOS and Linux. But with all the adjustments I need to make in graphics and editing work on macOS, this is going to drive me insane if I don’t find a way to fix it.