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have any other left handers out there found the M5000 a little backward in its design?

The pen on the right, the way the screen twists, the single shift button on the left.... They are all designed for the 67% right handed majority of the population.

Would it be too much to ask for a left handed version?

Comments please :exclaim:

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have any other left handers out there found the M5000 a little backward in its design?

The pen on the right, the way the screen twists, the single shift button on the left.... They are all designed for the 67% right handed majority of the population.

Would it be too much to ask for a left handed version?

Comments pleaseĀ  :exclaim:

I thought the lefty percentage was less than that. Anywho, as a lefty and someone thats has virtually every PPC device going I'd have to say that the M5000 is far from being the worst lefty friendly device. There are plenty worse.

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I thought the lefty percentage was less than that. Anywho, as a lefty and someone thats has virtually every PPC device going I'd have to say that the M5000 is far from being the worst lefty friendly device. There are plenty worse.

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33% is the estimated 'neurologically balanced' left handed population. Within that are the non-conventional alignment segment aprox 7-9% :?:

Of course, due to the sociological influence on a child's early development encouraging dextral alignment (where historically left-handedness was seen as evil :evil: ) the actual occurrence of practising left-hander is much lower. :)

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Guest Monolithix [MVP]
I thought the lefty percentage was less than that. Anywho, as a lefty and someone thats has virtually every PPC device going I'd have to say that the M5000 is far from being the worst lefty friendly device. There are plenty worse.

I did in fact mention to MS at the MVP summit in September that it would be nice to have an option to move the scroll bars in apps to the other side of the screen! (try scrolling down a webpage of text with a stylus in your left hand, AND read at the same time!)

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I did in fact mention to MS at the MVP summit in September that it would be nice to have an option to move the scroll bars in apps to the other side of the screen! (try scrolling down a webpage of text with a stylus in your left hand, AND read at the same time!)

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As another cack-hander I'd be interested to know their comments. :)

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Its only the scroll bars that annoy me but im pretty flexible so it aint hte end of the world....

but yea a option for the scroll bars would make me a happy fellow indeed.

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Guest Mr.Clark
I did in fact mention to MS at the MVP summit in September that it would be nice to have an option to move the scroll bars in apps to the other side of the screen! (try scrolling down a webpage of text with a stylus in your left hand, AND read at the same time!)

I hope they listen. I wish they'd do it for Tablet PC software too :?:
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Guest nedge2k

They don't even do it for tablets!? I have to say the screen swiveling to the left and the shift/fn buttons on the left dont bother me too much but the bloody scroll bars...

Saying that tho, 2 fn/shift keys would have been nicer. Dont us poor sinister leftys need love too? :)

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Guest geraintwd

I'm a lefty (and proud of it :) ). I hold the MDA Pro with my right hand and use the stylus with the left. The only issue I have with this is that when I have the Proporta case on and the earphones plugged in, the lid opens to the left and won't open fully because of the earphone plug. This makes it awkward to use, so unless I want to just do something really quick I'll take it out of the case (which means unplugging the earphones!) or swivel it into "laptop" mode and use it like that.

Anyone here cursed those sign in books on business receptions that are in a ring binder!!?! :evil:

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