For Left-handed Researchers – A Little Help

The 10 to 12% of the people in the world who are left-handed have to struggle in a world designed for right handers.

Here at the Alameda County Law Library, we have taken a step to make lefties’ lives just a little bit better.   A new icon on the ACLL public computers now allows a patron to configure the mouse for use as a left-handed person for just that one session.  On the ACLL network software menu, look for the icon named “Left Handed User” icon, click on it, and the mouse is then configured for a left handed person – the buttons at the top are reversed to allow for easier clicking with the index finger on the left hand.

Once the patron logs out, which triggers the computer to reboot, the mouse will automatically go back to the default right-handed mouse setting.

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