Left handed

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  1. 511

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    Hey gang,
    Is it possible to change the settings/preferences to left handed?

    I typically use my left index finger to navigate through my phone and am finding I accidently make calls etc.....

    Thanks,
    511
     
  2. ViciousCircle

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    How does it make a difference which had you use? Not trying to be snarky, just curious. I tend to use either hand at times and haven't found an issue, though my right hand is my typical one for the phone.
     
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    I text with both my left and right hands in landscape, hold the phone in either hand. So I don't see it being an issue, however since I am not left handed perhaps there is something that I don't see.
     
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    im a lefty i dont understand what you need done?
     
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    if you're accidently making calls, you might not be keeping a steady pressure on the screen. make sure you use smooth, even strokes when swiping.
     
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    now that you mention it.. i do find myself from time to time making calls when i didnt want too.. then it is hard to stop the call before it rings the other partys phone.. then you end up getting a call back... =( doesnt happen alot but it does happen
     
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    im a lefty also and i really dont understand the question. can you please clarify for us?
     
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    Several times I have accidently called someone due to my navigating through contacts with my left index finger (obviously too close to the left side).

    Frequently I find that my left hand/index finger is blocking my view from what I need to be seeing or selecting.

    After noticing an application in the Market boast one could set preferences for being left handing it got me thinking about my phone preferences.

    Not that big of deal, just thought I would inquire.

    Thanks for your feedback

    511
     
  9. Chris.Nelson

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    Works for me

    I just searched for "left handed" to see what people thought because my experience has been that the Droid isn't handed at all and works just find for a lefty like me. In fact, holding it landscape in my right hand (so I can use my left fingers), the power button is conveniently under my right index finger. I think it would be awkward to use it right handed.:motdroidhoriz:
     
  10. jsh1120

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    I'd have to agree. Have spent more than six decades putting up with the right-handed world including those stupid desks in school and on from there. The Droid, in fact, is one of the more "neutral" devices I've ever had to use. (Try using scissors left-handed sometime.)
     
  11. CorvetteAustin24

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    I'm left handed, not once have I even thought about handedness while using the droid. My thumbs do most of the navigating, not index fingers, however.
     
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    Wow. How do you do that?
     
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    I hold it in my hand so that my pinky is on the bottom of the screen, middle and ring finger hanging over the edge on the right hand side, and my thumb has access to the whole screen in my cradle-like hand.
     
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    as a lefty, i have also called people that I didn't intend to call, as described above....but I reaaly haven't thought of it as a problem.....
     
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    I thought I had big hands but I can't manage that!
     
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