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Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:37:17 -0400
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I do it the Way Cris does, but have a extendable keyboard tray that holds the tablet in front and a 
side wing on the tray for the mouse. The keyboard is an extended Apple, so very compact. It sits at 
the top of the Intuos 4 and the keyboard "foot" hooked the top of the Intuos so it does not slide 
down and get in the way.


On 9/14/13 11:25 PM, Chris Gralapp wrote:
> Hi Linda,
> Here is how I use the Intuos tablet--really a weird setup but, it seems to work:
> I have the big Intuos Pro.  I place it front and center--centered between me and my big monitor.  I
> set the tablet workspace to be about 2/3 size of the tablet, anchored in the lower right corner.  I
> am right handed, and this seems comfortable.  So, I don't use the whole tablet for my work,  just
> the lower right 2/3.  Then I place my keyboard along the top edge of the tablet, above the area that
> I use to draw.  This way, I can easily access the keys I need with my left hand (Alt, Ctrl, Shift),
> or can easily type when I need to.
> I don't use a mouse, I have a trackball instead, which is off to the right, so I can navigate as
> needed (mouse could be here).  As for the tablet's dedicated navigation buttons, I have found that
> they are a bit cumbersome to use, because on mine I need to push too hard to activate them--so I use
> the keyboard instead.  But the tablet has one thing I absolutely love--the navigation wheel, which I
> use to scale my photoshop brushes on the fly--it is really good for this, and has become second
> nature.  This is a fairly ergonomic way to work, no long reaches, and it works well for a rightie.
> Does this make sense?  If you need visual clarification, I could send you a photo of my setup.
> Best,
> Chris

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