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Encyclopedia > Mouse chording

Mouse chording is the capability of performing actions when multiple mouse buttons are held down, much like a chorded keyboard. Operating a mechanical 1: Pulling the mouse turns the ball. ... A chorded keyboard (sometimes called chording keyboard or simply chord keyboard) is a computer input device designed to replace a traditional QWERTY computer keyboard. ...


Notice that chorded actions may require more training to learn if the pressing of one button does not provide feedback hinting that pressing another button will get a result.


One of the most popular applications of mouse chording is found in a mouse gestures extensions of Mozilla Firefox. For example Mozilla Firefox (originally known as Phoenix and briefly as Mozilla Firebird) is a free, cross-platform, graphical web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and hundreds of volunteers . ...

  • holding the left button and clicking right moves forward
  • holding the right button and clicking left moves backward

The operating system Plan 9 and one of its editors, acme, heavily makes use of mouse chording. It behaves on text in the following manner Glenda, the Plan 9 bunny. ... Acme is a multiwindow editor and shell under the Plan 9 operating system. ... In language, text is a broad term for something that contains words to express something. ...

  • the left (button 1) selects
  • holding the left and clicking the middle (button 2) cuts
  • holding the left and clicking the right (button 3) pastes

Copying is effected by holding the left, then clicking the middle and right in succession (X under UNIX systems has similar capability, but functions with single buttons. Selected text is automagically copied, and the middle button pastes). This behavior is common to all text windows under Plan 9, but can have different capability under different contexts. In computing, the X Window System (commonly X11 or X) is a windowing system for bitmap displays. ... Unix or UNIX is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T Bell Labs employees including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and Douglas McIlroy. ... This page is about the operating system; for the science fiction film, see Plan 9 from Outer Space. ...


In Plan 9's acme programming environment some extensions of the basic chording principles are implemented, for example, sweeping while holding a mouse button can have this effects: Acme is a multiwindow editor and shell under the Plan 9 operating system. ...

  • button 1 selects as normally
  • button 2 performs an action or executes a command
  • button 3 performs search or other context-based actions

OS/2 Presentation Manager can also use chording to copy and paste text using two buttons. However, Common User Access key combinations are more frequently used. Many users do not even know about chording. Version 2. ... Presentation Manager (PM) was the name given to the Graphical User Interface (GUI) which IBM introduced in version 1. ... Common User Access (CUA) is a set of guidelines for the user interface to personal computer operating systems and computer programs, developed by IBM in 1987 as part of their Systems Application Architecture. ...


External link

  • Copying and Pasting using the Mouse, describes chording in OS/2.

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Mouse chording - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (294 words)
Mouse chording is the capability of performing actions when multiple mouse buttons are held down, much like a chorded keyboard.
Notice that chorded actions may require more training to learn if the pressing of one button does not provide feedback hinting that pressing another button will get a result.
One of the most popular applications of mouse chording is found in Opera and in mouse gesture extensions of Mozilla Firefox.
Mouse (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5023 words)
The mouse's 2D motion is typically translated into the motion of a pointer on the display.
The first mouse was bulky, and used two gear wheels perpendicular to each other: the rotation of each wheel was translated into motion along one axis in the plane.
Usually, the mouse is used to control the motion of a cursor in two dimensions in a graphical user interface.
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