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Software sound feedback for the press event of mouse buttons

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014191D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a software method of notifying a click event of the mouse buttons. This method consists of two functional units: (Unit-1). Detection of the press event of the mouse buttons. This unit installs a hook for the logical press events of the mouse buttons. By hooking the logical press events, it can detect a press of touch screens and touch pads as well as a press of physical mouse buttons. It calls Unit-2 when it detects the press event. (Unit-2). Play a click sound. When Unit-2 is called, it gives a feedback to the users by playing a click sound or beeping.

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Software sound feedback for the press event of mouse buttons

Disclosed is a software method of notifying a click event of the mouse buttons.

This method consists of two functional units:
(Unit-1). Detection of the press event of the mouse buttons.

   This unit installs a hook for the logical press events of the mouse buttons. By
hooking the logical press events, it can detect a press of touch screens and touch
pads as well as a press of physical mouse buttons. It calls Unit-2 when it detects
the press event.
(Unit-2). Play a click sound.

When Unit-2 is called, it gives a feedback to the users by playing a click sound or
beeping.

With this method, users can easily know whether a press of physical mouse buttons is
accepted by the system or not. And this method is useful especially for the users
whose fingers are not so sensitive, or those who are using a pointing device that
doesn't have mechanical buttons, such as touch screen and touch pad.

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