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Old 03-17-2012, 10:05 PM
 
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:43 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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I use a cordless mouse and have two mousepads, and switch back and forth left and right with the mouse all day.
Just a personal opinion ...

Since the number pad is on the right, the mouse should almost be *naturally* on the left ...
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:22 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Just a personal opinion ...

Since the number pad is on the right, the mouse should almost be *naturally* on the left ...
Indeed, I never understood why they place all those additional keys to the right of the letter keys, at least they could have put the cursor key column on the left side so the keyboard would be more or less symmetrical.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:54 AM
 
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Indeed, I never understood why they place all those additional keys to the right of the letter keys, at least they could have put the cursor key column on the left side so the keyboard would be more or less symmetrical.
Because all us righties like them there...
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:03 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Because all us righties like them there...
I don't think so, it's simply a matter of getting used to, they are not very frequently used keys one couldn't get used to using with the left hand (just think of extremely frequent letters such as s, e, or a, which you always type with your left hand. The number block, however, is on the right hand for a reason indeed, namely to make number entry easy for people who used to have a manual cash register or similar machine, they can type those numbers extremely fast without looking at the keys. That is why there is a number block on computer keyboards in the first place, otherwise we could simply use the numbers in the top line of the letter key area. Which I do, I never use any keys of the number block, it's just a waste of space and plastics as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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I use them exclusively and find them to be a necessity. I won't buy a laptop that doesn't have them.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I use them exclusively and find them to be a necessity. I won't buy a laptop that doesn't have them.
Them what? Number block keys? There will be fewer and fewer keyboards having them as industry tries to save every cent and they know most people don't use those keys anymore the way they used to 20 years ago. Except for certain professions (bankers etc.) which of course have their special keyboards, sometimes with detachable number key pad. That would actually be the best solution, to make both the cursor and number key columns attachable on either side of the letter key pad, this way everyone could put them where they want.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Because all us righties like them there...
Question for *lefties*.

How do you guys enter numbers on the number section ?
With right hand or left hand ?

When you use a calculator (for financial purposes) do you enter numbers with right or left hand ?
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:05 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Question for *lefties*.

How do you guys enter numbers on the number section ?
With right hand or left hand ?

When you use a calculator (for financial purposes) do you enter numbers with right or left hand ?
I never use the number block, but the horizontal line at the top, I type the numbers like letters without looking.
If I had to use the number block, I would type with my right hand as that block simply is located on the right side.
On a stand-alone pocket calculator I use the left hand.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:08 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Question for *lefties*.

How do you guys enter numbers on the number section ?
With right hand or left hand ?

When you use a calculator (for financial purposes) do you enter numbers with right or left hand ?
I use either. I can do 10-key with whatever is handy.
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