Use mouse gestures to perform commands or enter text
This feature allows the user to use mouse gestures to perform commands or enter text. For example, holding down a specified key and moving the mouse left in a web browser may move to the previous page, or holding a specified key while moving the mouse in a circle could type the letter “O.”
Discussion by Disabilities
These gesture-based input methods allow people with physical disabilities to use only the mouse for input, which may be simpler than keyboard-based input.
Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.
Open Source and free
These products are free and their source code may be modified with few restrictions.
- EdgeWrite – U. of Washington, Carnegie Mellon
- Mouse Gestures – Optimoz
Related Research and Papers
- Touch-sensitive keyboard/mouse and computing device using the same- Michael J. Ure
- Dasher—a data entry interface using continuous gestures and language models- David J. Ward, Alan F. Blackwell, David J. C. MacKay
- An Imprecise Mouse Gesture for the Fast Activation of Controls.- MS Dulberg, RS Amant, LS Zettlemoyer
- AirStroke: bringing unistroke text entry to freehand gesture interfaces- T Ni, D Bowman, C North
- Clickless tool- Hadi Qassoudi
- Interacting with the Computer Using Gaze Gestures- Heiko Drewes, Albrecht Schmidt