(Not Sawfish) Hand health and my "handy modifier" hack

On Mon, 07 Feb 2011 14:19:55 +0900, D M German wrote:
> I am starting to develop a weird type of "thumb tendonitis" on a X201
> tablet ([...] I think that is putting > stress on my thumb).

Recently I wrote elsewhere:
Warning: Health issue
[My] hack is likely to reduce the use of your pinkies, and the risk of
their injury like RSI. However, overuse of keyboards can damage *any*
digits, although pinkies are most vulnerable. 

Thumbs are more robust than other fingers, but you can damage them.
Now tablets and smart phones are already greatly popular, and this
problem will be common, too. (D M German has foreseen the future.)

I wrote a "handy modifier hack" (for Linux only) which allows you to 
reduce use of pinkies in keyboard in typical cases. The above sentence
is in its README. I haven't got time to advertise it yet, but if
you're interested, visit:


I can't live without it any more.

Teika (Teika kazura)

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