Guide: Working environment and computermouse

What should you pay attention to when using a computer mouse? In this guide, you will get good advice on working positions, work techniques, fixtures and fittings.

Knowledge and inspiration

When you are sitting in an office and doing computer work, there are a number of conditions that are important to ensure that working with a mouse does not cause discomfort and pain.

The guide Working environment and computer mouse provides a good overview of how to ensure appropriate layout of the workplace, variety in postures, good instruction and organization of work.

The guide also contains a number of exercises to prevent pain in muscles and joints that are easy to hang up on.

Good advice when working with a computermouse

  • Find the pointing device that best suits you and your work tasks
  • Position the computer mouse or pointing device so that your forearm is supported, your upper arm hangs down along your body, and your shoulder is relaxed when you work
  • Place the computer mouse in the middle of the keyboard and not next to it. Thereby you reduce twisting in the shoulder and elbow
  • Avoid "cracking" the wrist too much Relax your fingers when you're not clicking
  • Take your hand away from the computer mouse when you are not using it
  • Switch between using the right and left hand Stretch, bend and shake your hands and arms in between
  • Limit the use of double clicking as it puts a lot of stress on the forearm. You can set one of the computer mouse keys to act as a "double click", so that it is only necessary to click once
  • Make sure the computer mouse works optimally - clean it and change the batteries
  • Use shortcut keys to reduce the use of computer mouse/pointing devices

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Last revised at Tuesday, July 4, 2023