"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
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