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How do you deal with pain from typing too much? [closed]

This is probably not the right place for this question, but I figure it is a board visited by thousands of programmers, and I am a programmer, and it is related, so I would try anyway. This is not a ...
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Is it efficient to use the number pad in your programming [closed]

I'm a programmer and use vim for all my software. I use the hjkl keys to avoid moving from the home row. Is it efficient/inefficient using the number pad on the keyboard? My thoughts are probably ...
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Do higher resolution laptop displays matter for programmers?

I'm buying a new laptop that I'll be using mainly for programming. A couple of options that really intrigue me are the Asus Zenbook UX31A and the new Retina Macbook Pro. It's obvious that the ...
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What's the best way to set up the distance and height of a triple monitor system [closed]

I am fortunate that my employer provides a triple monitor setup. However, I'm wondering if the greater degree of head turning and the closeness of the monitors is leading to some postural pain. Is ...
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Can we compare programming languages ergonomically?

For instance, would Python be a more ergonomic programming language since it doesn't force you to make curly braces which requires the AltGr key. Also Python usually requires less code to achieve the ...
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Efficient coding in Visual Studio (or another IDE), with touch typing

Moving the cursor to another position in code is one of the most frequent actions when coding. I don't write my programs from the beginning to the end, like a letter. However, moving the cursor ...
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Contract Clause on Ergonomics/Injury Prevention [closed]

I'm sure many developers have faced this scenario: you're currently negotiating a new position at a company and you're going through the whole list (salary, perks, benefits, etc), but there's always ...
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What equipment do you use to avoid wrist pain? [closed]

I've recently been trying to improve the ergonomics of my workspace, and as a part of that I'm looking into how I can improve the hardware I use. Do you use a standard keyboard, a shaped one, or a ...
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Are keyboard layouts inherently flawed for programmers?

Lately I've been noticing my keyboard usage more and more and how it affects my productivity. It brought to mind a question/problem that I believe has not been truly solved in the programming ...
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Physical effects of long term keyboard use- what does the science say and what factors affect it? [closed]

This question asks about the ergonomics of a particular keyboard for long programming hours, what I would like to know is about the ergonomics of using a keyboard in general. What are the most ...
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Ergonomics of Apple keyboard for long programming hours [closed]

I am programming with an apple keyboard (the one all aluminium with flat keys). it's quite some time I observed I occasionally mistype, and I feel pain in my hands. Is it the keyboard's fault, or am I ...
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International multi-OS keyboard layout for both coding and surfing?

So yes, the problem has been raised in parts multiple times already. Still I'm looking for a keyboard layout that has the following features: Easy on fingers (Dvorak-like layouts welcome) Easy for ...
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How much control can I expect to have over my work environment?

Currently I'm a student, but I'm about to go look for a job next semester, and I'm a bit worried that the jobs I'll get will have me stuck with a table that is too high, screen that is too low, and a ...