HybridPointing: fluid switching between absolute and relative pointing with a direct input device

@inproceedings{Forlines2006HybridPointingFS,
  title={HybridPointing: fluid switching between absolute and relative pointing with a direct input device},
  author={Clifton Forlines and Daniel Vogel and Ravin Balakrishnan},
  booktitle={UIST},
  year={2006}
}
We present HybridPointing, a technique that lets users easily switch between absolute and relative pointing with a direct input device such as a pen. Our design includes a new graphical element, the Trailing Widget, which remains "close at hand" but does not interfere with normal cursor operation. The use of visual feedback to aid the user's understanding of input state is discussed, and several novel visual aids are presented. An experiment conducted on a large, wall-sized display validates… CONTINUE READING
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