Mouse-Based Interface Providing Keyboard Functions
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Most graphical user interfaces allow the user to perform certain operations in an intuitive way using a combination of mouse buttons and shift keys. These operations can usually be performed in other ways (i.e., using only the keyboard or only the mouse) but these alternatives are generally less intuitive and slower to execute than the keyboard-mouse combination.