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Directional Mouse

for rotational cursors.
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A mouse with a small knob between your thumb and index finger, which will allow you to rotate your cursor, using appropriate software.
BJS, Jun 29 2006

Directional Cursors Directional_20Cursors
[BJS, Jun 30 2006]


       Mouses already have three axes - up/down, left/right, plus the scroll wheel. You suggest adding a 4th axis, but why? Why not a 5th, 6th and 7th as well?   

       I think that 3 axes may be the practical limit for what can (and possibly should) be controlled with just one hand.
Texticle, Jun 30 2006

       I could handle it...
BJS, Jun 30 2006

       i can see some control by tilting the mouse this way and that, or rotating it slightly on the mousepad. I don't know that the two mechanisms should be seperated or not, tho...
ironfroggy, Jun 30 2006

       I think a perfect example of this would be modern joystick controlled construction equipment that uses a twisting motion as well as forward/back and left right.(and many have buttons and scroll wheels as well) why not just add a second wheel then you could twist the whole mouse as needed.
jhomrighaus, Jun 30 2006

       But why do we have to rotate the cursor in the first place?
sridhar236, Jun 30 2006


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