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Author Topic: IDEA: On screen right keyboard mouse select  (Read 2252 times)


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IDEA: On screen right keyboard mouse select
« on: September 28, 2006, 09:09:43 AM »

IDEA: Create a quick access on-screen keyboard for right hand keys (of left hand keys for lefties).

I use my left hand on the keyboard, and my right hand on the mouse.  Any time I need to come off the mouse for the keyboard, often for just a single letter, it slows me down.  I've seen full on screen keyboards, but that's overkill for what I'm thinking about.

The application would pop-up at a hotkey.  Caps lock turn on/off would also be a good alternative.   With the hotkey, it would also be easy to  set up a mouse gesture if you something like Strokeit.

Immediately I would have thought of having a layout that looks like a std keyboard.  But second thought is that it would be less intrusive to just have a slim column list window.  First column letters, second column numbers, third column F-keys, fourth column cursor movement keys.
Then you can just click the appropriate character and have it feed to the last window/active entry field that you were in. 

I would probably still pull my hand to the keyboard to do anything more than a few letters, but often all that's needed is a single letter.

I'm having trouble deciding if this is a great idea or not, but it would be useful at times.  Thoughts?