Simon Griffee

Fix for Aching Wrist When Developing With a Mac

24 July 2014 · 1 minute read

When developing websites I use keyboard shortcuts such as Command-Tab to switch applications, Command-R to refresh the browser window and Ctrl-R in the Terminal to search for and execute previous commands.

I’ve come to realize that doing the above continuously is hurting my wrist and have found the following solution:

  1. Either remap Command-Tab to another key or concentrate on using a different technique such as Mission Control to switch applications, or concentrate on pressing the Command key on the right-hand side of the keyboard with your right hand.
  2. Install the ReloadEvery Firefox plugin and restart your browser. You can now right click in any webpage and select, for example, Reload Every > Reload Every 5 Seconds to have the current browser tab automatically refreshed every 5 seconds. No more Command-R!
  3. Either Remap the Control key to Caps-Lock, or concentrate on pressing the Ctrl key on the right-hand side of the keyboard with your right hand.

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