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:
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.