StreamingMediaIQ posted an article today on Mouse Ergonomics. It’s pretty basic stuff, but I must admit, I’d never worried about cleaning the dust out of the bottom of my mouse before.
Here’s a quick summary of the tips offered in the article:
Make use of keyboard shortcuts to alleviate the amount of clicking and dragging you need to do.
Be aware of mouse placement. You shouldn’t have to reach for it; there should be a 90 degree angle between your forearm and upper arm. Also, don’t tilt your wrist upward to use your mouse.
Use a mouse pad. This ensures the mouse will move smoothly and minimize the effort required to use it.
Clean the mouse ball. Eliminating the hordes of dust clinging to it will also help the mouse move smoother.
Full article: Mouse Ergonomics