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Method and system to automatically adjust pointer sensitivity dependent on movement velocity for precisely positioning of the cursor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015108D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Aug-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Method and system to automatically adjust pointer sensitivity dependent on movement velocity for precisely positioning of the cursor Disclosed is a method and system to automatically adjust pointer sensitivity dependent on movement velocity for precisely positioning of the cursor on a computer screen. Precisely positioning a cursor by using a pointer device (such as a mouse) often causes problems. Current positioning systems are based on the distance over which the pointing device has been moved. Since the area in which the cursor moves (typically the whole screen) is relatively large compared to the size of objects on the screen, positioning the cursor on these small objects is difficult. This problem will increase as the objects become smaller or the size of the screen increases.