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Mirrored Mouse

Use CapsLock to switch to the the mirror image of mouse.
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If the mirrored mouse is closer to your target object, you could switch to it by typing CapsLock button.

To see which one is under control, the controlled one would look like ordinary, and the mirrored one would be grey (more like a shadow.)

Presumably, this would allow you to take shortucts on the screen.

Inyuki, Oct 11 2015

Let's bake it ;) https://gist.github...a569adc73f5df752b4d
[Mindey, Jul 22 2019]


       This would be good when you got used to it, but to begin with it might be confusing or distracting. Also, why just one "mirrored" pointer in addition to the "real" one?   

       How about having not just two pointers, but thousands of them spread evenly across the screen. They would all be invisible, except for the one currently being used. If you wanted to switch to another pointer that was closer to your destination, you could just click on it and it would become visible.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 11 2015

       Or have the pointer behave like the spaceship on Asteroids - if it disappears off the left of the screen, it reappears on the right; if it goes off the bottom, it appears at the top.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 11 2015

       So why did I read Mirrored House?
pashute, Oct 11 2015

       //like the spaceship on Asteroids// Excellent idea. You could do away with the mouse or trackpad altogether and just use the left / right / thrust keys to control the pointer's position on screen. Presumably space would count as a click.
pocmloc, Oct 12 2015

       As someone who has tried that idea, along with several variations, I can say that it very quickly becomes infuriating. Even with separate controls for scrolling, just browsing a website is a continuous struggle.
mitxela, Oct 12 2015

       // I can say that it very quickly becomes infuriating //   

       Was that in regard to the original idea, the wrap-around idea, or the idea of controlling your pointer using left/right/thrust.   

       Incidentally, if you want to try a wrap around implementation, you can use a program called Synergy. Its main purpose is to to act as a keyboard/mouse for a second computer, but it also can implement wrap-around on the local PC. l used it with wrap-around for quite a while.
scad mientist, Oct 12 2015

       [MaxwellBuchanan], I believe we already have thousands of them. The point is that we want to access them by avoiding to click them.   

       // I can say that it very quickly becomes infuriating //   

       Uhh, [mitxela], I guess it would be very easy to implement such program, and verify your claims.
Inyuki, Oct 12 2015

       I was referring to the asteroids idea (left/right/thrust).   

       There's a program called GlovePIE which is all about enabling unusual input methods, and makes this sort of thing very easy.
mitxela, Oct 12 2015

       Mirror mirror on the screen,
who's the closest to the scene?
pashute, Oct 13 2015

       Isn't that like using a wormhole?
Inyuki, Apr 22 2018

       I did once try to point at book on a desk with the mouse. Hilarity ensued, as the cursor obviously couldn't point at something outside the screen. It's me age.
not_morrison_rm, Apr 22 2018

Toroidal boundary conditions USED to be an easily-available feature in Windows (early/mid '90s, IIRC) but as with most useful functions, it has been removed...
neutrinos_shadow, Jul 22 2019


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