Can you operate computers without mouse????

India
August 29, 2008 12:59am CST
Hey guys. I am just crazy about learning the keyboard shortcuts. I just try a lot to operate computers only with the keyboard. I hate to use the mouse. To some extend I manage with the keyboard itself. How about you??? Do you wish to use mouse?? How well can you use the keyboard???
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12 responses
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
29 Aug 08
That is a good thing to do- learning the shortcut keys. I'm not very good at it. In fact the only ones i use are sometime the short cuts for copy and paste and of course the Ctr+ alt +del every time the system hangs. It sure will get extremely difficult to use the system without the mouse.
• India
29 Aug 08
Ya even I was using oly these two. But I just learned it from the people who operate very well. Started learning the shortcuts one by one from different persons. And now I find it easy. I don't say that I never use the mouse. Of course I use it. But mostly I use only keyboard.
@vijbas (369)
• India
3 Sep 08
i have learnt to work without a mouse.i our college mouses are very old and using them are a lot of time, so i always prefer to use the keyboard. but when a mouse is placed beside me, some times my hand automatically uses it. this is unavoidable. nowadays keyboards come with many new shortcuts which makes us to use the computer without mouse. i also a software called win desktop using which i can go directly to any folder or application directly from desktop by configuring it as our wish
• India
3 Sep 08
Oh wow!! Thats great. How about when you are browsing??? Do you prefer only keyboard???
@vijbas (369)
• India
3 Sep 08
i use only the keyboard while browsing too. i use alt+tab if i need to switch between windows and i use ctrl+tab if i need to switch between tabs. this are helpful when u typing something since u have use mouse and come back to typing.
• India
4 Sep 08
I already know about alt+tab. Just came to know about Ctrl+tab. Thanks yar. How do you select a particular tab in one window. Suppose I wanted to check the discussions my friends have started. I will have to use tab and it just takes so long to reach there right??? In that case???
@SViswan (12071)
• India
2 Sep 08
I started using the computer much before the mouse came into the picture. So, I am used to the keyboard shortcuts and find them easier than using the mouse. But with years of doing both, I am comfortable either ways....but given a choice I would stick to the keyboard and use the mouse only when it's really necessary.
• India
2 Sep 08
Using only keyboard for browsing is too difficult I guess. Right???
@SViswan (12071)
• India
2 Sep 08
Yes, and that's why I said it has to be used when necessary. I learnt computers before everyone was using the internet....when DOS was the operating system. One didn't need a mouse to browse then.
• India
2 Sep 08
YA you are right. Happy to have your response.
@razor123 (979)
• India
3 Sep 08
I cannot do totally without a mouse. I know a few keyboard shortcuts. But I prefer using the mouse as it is faster and much more convenient to use than a keyboard. If my mouse gets spoilt I make sure the next day I go and buy myself a new one. I don't bother much to use the keyboard.
• India
4 Sep 08
Ya even I can't do completely without a mouse. Hehe. But will use almost all the shortcut keys I know. Only when needed I will use the mouse.
@vimaal (3365)
• India
2 Sep 08
hi vidhyavini, i like to operate only keyboard in my system. take care have a nice day.
• India
2 Sep 08
Happy to have your response.
• India
30 Aug 08
i wont say that impossible or very hard for me to operate computers without mouse. actually during my school days i used to work in computer without mouse, my uncle who is a software engineer gave me some tips and taught me some shortcuts... even then i can say that a much more proper and accurate approach can be given with the help of a mouse. that i can say if mouse is present, then it will be very helpful.. not only for me, to all
• India
2 Sep 08
Ya I do agree with you. I will also find it easier to browse using the mouse only. With keyboard I find it difficult to locate the position I want. Happy to have your response.
@falassion (419)
• Brazil
30 Aug 08
Yeah, I do can operate computers without mouse, but I prefer not. You know, for things like opening programs, typing and so, it's really possible and easy.. But if you are browsing on Internet, it turns out to be like a annoying thing. To browse through hyperliks using Tab it's not very efficient, and when you have to deal with Flash Control, it's pratically impossible. =/
• India
2 Sep 08
Ya I do understand what you say. Even I face that difficulty. Will be happy if someone makes that easier to use. Hehe.
• United Kingdom
29 Aug 08
I love using the mouse but I also love using the shortcut keys. Infact, here's a bit of helpful information for you. I subscribe to worldstart which is free. You subscribe to them and they send you knew keyboard shortcuts and all kinds of computer tips to you email. It's helped me out a lot. Here is the link www.worldstart.com Andrew
• India
30 Aug 08
Ya sure. Thanks yar. I will give a try.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
29 Aug 08
I don't know any of the keyboard shortcuts... so i am mainly dependent on the mouse when using a pc... and the laptop's sensory pad... so i am completely at a lost when i am left with only the keyboard to operate the computer or laptop... i think i should take time in learning the shortcuts... but i don't have a list of the commands...
• India
29 Aug 08
Just keep trying on something. Try using Alt+Tab, Windows+D... Alt tab is very useful actually. Have a try. hehe.
• Philippines
29 Aug 08
Yes I can. There's many short cuts in the keyboard. If you will just explore, you can really learn all of them. But because of the technology, seems the mouse cannot be separated with the Computer units. But theres also new products now in the market that you can customize the shortcuts in all programs just from your keyboard.
• India
29 Aug 08
Ya I do agree with you. Its inseparable from the computer. Its good for us to learn shortcuts to operate fast. Right???
• China
29 Aug 08
you can operate the computer via keyboard without mouse, but that will be a little bit slow even you know all the shortcuts. i know most of the shortcuts using, but sometimes i think mouse is better. if you fed up with mouse using, maybe the mouse which you used is not fitting, try a new mouse. hhe
• India
29 Aug 08
Ya I do accept you. Its bit slow especially when using the website like mylot which has so many tabs. I also use mouse. But only a little. Some shortcut keys are very useful. It actually can increase our speed.
@clickicy (571)
• Indonesia
29 Aug 08
I can use only keyboard as mainly I use my PC only to write and yes only by using a shortcut from computer start, write in Editor(OO), until it off. But I think this day, mouse become an unseparateable parts of PC it self when playing a game. It is hard to play modern game without a mouse. Do you play rpg without a mouse?
• India
29 Aug 08
I don't just play computer games. Not interested in that. So its not a big problem for me. I am just trying hard to work only with keyboard. Will be difficult in the beginning I guess. Happy to have your response.