Automatic capture of pointing device actions in a keystroke program

  • US 4,755,808 A
  • Filed: 06/13/1986
  • Issued: 07/05/1988
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/1986
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. In a method of capturing the actions of a plurality of keys of a keyboard associated with a computer system, for storage in a memory, said system including a visual display for displaying a plurality of objects, the improvement for directly capturing, without keyboard emulation, the actions of a pointing input device along with the actions of said keys, comprising:

  • loading a pointing input device zone table with data associated with each object being displayed, said data including a location on said display at which said object is displayed;

    comparing a current pointing input device pointer position with said locations to determine if said pointing input device pointer is pointing to one of said objects; and

    storing a valid pointing input device event in a playback file portion of a random access memory when said current pointer position and one of said locations compare.

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