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Scanner mouse

SCAN, CLICK TO PASTE
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I had an idea that, if a feature of a mouse was the ability to scan a number and/or a word, which are needed to fill in info. boxes on a computer screen; then with a click, the box would be filled in. Is that too far out ? There would have to be a see-through window, or target, on the mouse to position it properly before scanning & clicking. I'm talking about the required data being somewhere else than on the screen, like on an invoice or other paper document. Ron.
sirron, Oct 04 2007

turn your optical mouse into a crappy scanner http://www.engadget...o-a-crappy-scanner/
[hippo, Oct 04 2007]

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       <singing> a sirron ron ron a sirron ron</s>   

       hmm, yeah, optical scan on mouse that reads print, translates it to text and pastes it in an application. shirley this exists already! bun anyways. +
k_sra, Oct 04 2007
  

       And don't call me Shirley.
sirron, Oct 04 2007
  

       = )
k_sra, Oct 04 2007
  

       Surely you know the spelling of the first word.
sirron, Oct 04 2007
  

       the first word? the *very* first word? ever? in the history of man? i'm not even sure what that was, but i do know how to spell surely, i merely chose an alternate. it is one of those overused HB ploys. dates back there to viola and custard.   

       but thanks for checking on me...
k_sra, Oct 04 2007
  

       + here is a welcome bun [sirron].
xandram, Oct 04 2007
  

       put one in the oven.
sirron, Oct 05 2007
  
      
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