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Method to Separate the Keyboard Strokes from the Mouse to Prevent Incorrect Data Entry Due to Accidental Mouse Movement While Working on Multiple Windows Sources

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015685D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Method to Separate the Keyboard Strokes from the Mouse to Prevent Incorrect Data Entry Due to Accidental Mouse Movement While Working on Multiple

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Method to Separate the Keyboard Strokes from the Mouse to Prevent Incorrect

Data Entry Due to Accidental Mouse Movement While Working on Multiple

Windows Sources

A common problem we face during key stroke intensive tasks on computer systems is the accidental moving of the mouse while typing is occuring on the keyboard. This could move the cursor from one window to another without the user's knowledge, leading to incorrect data entry and could be compounded if the user is working on a mission critical system administration type functionality.

This disclosure proposes a method of suppressing the movement of the mouse pointer when keystrokes are active. The mouse would be disabled when the key stokes are active within a certain time range. This time range can be defined according to the speed of the typist and could also be set to zero thereby disabling the functionality. And in the opposite way, while the mouse is being moved, keystroke input is disabled.

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