Direct link with no explanation for those in a hurry (I did not make this software)
I have been suffering from repetitive strain injuries (RSI) since 2003. It started with my student job as a data-entry clerk for a bank from 1999 to 2004. Since then, I have been coping with bouts of wrist tendonitis exacerbated by typing, mousing and handling my infant son 🙂
I do most of my coding under Eclipse and I already have a somewhat ergonomic setup with a Kinesis Freestyle keyboard and a Contour Mouse Optical from Contour Design.
I have been replacing repeated scroll-wheel motion with auto-scrolling (“scroll locking”) in web browsers. I was trying to find an equivalent for Eclipse. I found a small project on Google Code that does just that:
The eclipse-mmb-scroller plug-in by Mateusz Matela adds middle mouse button scrolling to Eclipse 3.2+. I have tried it under Eclipse 3.6 Helios and it works great. Just copy the contents of the distribution’s “plugins” folder to your Eclipse installation’s “plugins” folder and restart. I recommend it to reduce RSI problems related to repetitive scrolling with the wheel.
Here it is in action: