I have been updating my old skool mouse clicking skills for the Key Editor and found that with 8.5 the simple pointer (no need to select the draw tool) the mouse and alt and ctrl keys, you can do all you really need, to enter a note.
Trouble is my keyboard is rarely on my lap as sit at a piano keyboard - but read on…
I was thinking can I get a mouse with an alt and controller key?
If you had two additional side buttons, mapped to alt and cntrl keys, with one hand you could - In key editor - when entering a new note, (the tool behaviour vanished for reselecting old notes)
Enter a note
Make it any length
Move its pitch
Move it anywhere
I use one of those gaming mice with I think 18 keys on it. Just map them to what you want, keystrokes or combinations of keystrokes. Works great, but I have to say I mostly use them for modifier keys like Shift, Alt, Ctrl.
I kan have 3 profiles I can switch between.
There is a newer model of it, Logitech G600 MMO mouse.
Only negative I can say is that it is a bit clunky/big
Well I have some of the tools on keys, and something I have lately used a lot is I have the left tilt set to “G” and right tilt to “H”
By tilt I mean the mouse wheel tilt. Combined with the shift key (that is also mapped to a mouse key) it is very intuitive to zoom in and out.
I have to admit that more often use the qwerty keyboard, I have one of those that are color coded and labeled for Cubase/Nuendo use.