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Switchback Cursor: Mouse Cursor Operation for Overlapped Windowing

Shota YamanakaHomei Miyashita

Abstract

When we perform a task that involves opening a number of windows, we cannot access the objects behind them. Thus, we are forced to switch the foreground window frequently or to move it temporarily. In this paper, we propose a Switchback Cursor technique where the cursor can move underneath windows when the user presses both the left and right mouse buttons. We also discuss some of the advantages of our method and effective situations that may be suited to the Switchback Cursor.

Information

Book title
Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013
Volume
8117
Issue
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Pages
746-753
Date of issue
2013/09/02
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-40483-2_52
ISBN
978-3-642-40483-2
ISSN
0302-9743
Keywords
Cursor/Graphical user interfaces (GUIs)/Mouse/Pointer/WIMP/
Citation
Shota Yamanaka, Homei Miyashita. Switchback Cursor: Mouse Cursor Operation for Overlapped Windowing, Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013, Vol.8117, pp.746-753, 2013.

Articles

Source URLhttp://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-40483-2_52