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    Left Handed Mice/Keyboard Setup

    So I'm left handed and curious.

    I usually place the mouse to the left of my (regular) keyboard
    and use the arrow keys for movement with my right. Using the
    G400 Logitech mouse, and mapped buttons to weapons ect..
    Been using this in every game since the early days of Duke
    Nukem 1 and comes natural.

    For surfing and at work I use it right handed. Ya
    its different, but works for me. I throw right
    and write left.

    If your left handed, whats your setup?
    Do you see it as a disadvantage when playing?
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    I see disadvantage in binding weapons on mouse buttons. For example, when you switch from LG to RG for a finishing shot, moving fingers around mouse may affect your aim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vurun View Post
    I see disadvantage in binding weapons on mouse buttons. For example, when you switch from LG to RG for a finishing shot, moving fingers around mouse may affect your aim.
    Not a problem for me, I have the shot gun for close encounters set to the keyboards
    right shift button.

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    I am left handed and I play with a righty setup.

    I've often thought about switching and playing lefty but when I've tried it in the past I am so bad at moving and shooting that I quickly switch it back. I've played righty since I started playing video games.

    Thanks for this thread for lefties by the way.

    Any other lefties here play right handed?

    Edit to add: If I did play left handed permenently I would probably use IJKL for movement in a similar fasion to how righties (and me currently) use WASD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDead View Post
    I usually place the mouse to the left of my (regular) keyboard
    and use the arrow keys for movement with my right. Using the
    G400 Logitech mouse, and mapped buttons to weapons ect..
    Been using this in every game since the early days of Duke
    Nukem 1 and comes natural.
    I'm not left handed, but if I was I would use something similar to wasd but okl; or pl;' instead.

    The arrow keys have so few keys nearby to switch weapons and perform other functions with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolMike View Post
    I am left handed and I play with a righty setup.

    I've often thought about switching and playing lefty but when I've tried it in the past I am so bad at moving and shooting that I quickly switch it back. I've played righty since I started playing video games.

    Thanks for this thread for lefties by the way.

    Any other lefties here play right handed?

    Edit to add: If I did play left handed permenently I would probably use IJKL for movement in a similar fasion to how righties (and me currently) use WASD.
    Sure, someone has to on the left side of things!

    I'm sure there are more people who play left, there just still in the closet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorfa View Post
    I'm not left handed, but if I was I would use something similar to wasd but okl; or pl;' instead.

    The arrow keys have so few keys nearby to switch weapons and perform other functions with.
    I guess that depends on the orientation of things.
    I see the keyboard, while playing as right to left with my right hand,
    so it's not an issue for me to hit any key naturally, and come right back.
    I do have the mouse set for a couple of weapons, and it works.

    That may seem weird, casue when I work, (Im a Systems Analyst) I type naturally
    like everyone else with both hands.

    Now if I can only get as good as I was over 8 years ago in Q3, but thats
    a different story....

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    Yes but your fingers must go a great distance to switch weapons, check accuracy, scores, walk, and crouch.

    There is a disadvantage to that!

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    I am left handed and it does sux for me to have everything set up left handed.
    ~as was mentioned all the other keys are further away from the arrow keys,
    ~there is a slight disadvantage in that itself.
    I tried the num pad,but man may-as-well set it up right handed.
    I am kind of stuck in my habit of playing left handed and find switching to right handed would be probably as hard for a right handed person to switch to left handed setup.
    but all in all at the end of the day it seems to work as is.
    We left handed people have had our share of being inconvenienced by a right handed world,
    lol...i wonder if there is or ever will be a left handed key board?

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    It's funny you post this as I was just thinking about changing up to left handed play after 3 and a half years on QL. My accuracy sucks and I attribute it to my right hand thumb having a severed tendon, so I don't have the fine micro movements for precision aiming...but I regress...I tried left handed, and it was like switching up your masturbation hand...awkward - lol :0P

    Seriously though... I am left handed when it comes to writing/drawing, but when I try to play left handed, it's worse then when I first started playing right handed. SUPERNEWB BAD. I think the learning curve would be way too much. Guess I'll stick with my 30s in insta........

    Thanks,

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