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Mouse Click display in a graphical environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016020D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jun-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

PROBLEM At the moment a mouse cursor on the screen shows the position only. Following some "click" action (depressing the key) with the left, right or even a centre key, there is an end result shown on the screen. This is sufficient information for an individual working with a mouse as they know what action they performed . For someone trying to show graphics navigation to someone else either formally in a classroom or informally on a one to one basis) every mouse click has to be verbally stated EG "double click left mouse button" or "single click right mouse button" in order to describe the navigation. SOLUTION When a mouse key is depressed, allow the mouse cursor to be changed to a graphic which represents the mouse key ONLY while the key is depressed. This should be an option which is easily toggled on and off (for mouse keystroke demonstration or not). Mouse keystrokes no longer have to be described which removes a source of error or confusion in a demonstration.

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Mouse Click display in a graphical environment

PROBLEM

At the moment a mouse cursor on the screen shows the position only. Following some "click" action (depressing the key) with the left, right or even a centre key, there is an end result shown on the screen. This is sufficient information for an individual working with a mouse as they know what action they performed . For someone trying to show graphics navigation to someone else ( either formally in a classroom or informally on a one to one basis) every mouse click has to be verbally stated EG "double click left mouse button" or "single click right mouse button" in order to describe the navigation. SOLUTION

     When a mouse key is depressed, allow the mouse cursor to be changed to a graphic which represents the mouse key ONLY while the key is depressed. This should be an option which is easily toggled on and off (for mouse keystroke demonstration or not).

     Mouse keystrokes no longer have to be described which removes a source of error or confusion in a demonstration.

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