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MSNBC: Building a Better Computer Mouse

Oct 04, 2002, 01:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Evan Hansen)


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"Programmers associated with the Mozilla open source team plan to release an upgrade Thursday to a mouse gestures project known as Optimoz. The effort is one of several to expand the reach of a kinetic, rather than a graphical, user interface (UI) in the browser and beyond. At least one developer is seeking to add gesture functions in popular Windows applications.

"While still in development, the Mozilla mouse gestures are already winning fans.

"'The tried-and-true point-and-click method of getting things done still has its place, but I find that for actions I perform often, such as reloading a Web page, making gestures with the mouse is a big win,' said David Perry, a programmer at the University of Toronto who was impressed enough to participate on the project..."

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