pointing device


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pointing device

A type of input device for sending commands to a computer. Moving the device results in movement of a cursor on the monitor or computer screen. Pointing devices range from the conventional desktop mouse, trackball, and touch-sensitive screens to infrared and ultrasound pointers mounted on the head.
See: light pointer; switch
See also: device
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As people participate in increasingly intense applications such as PC gaming, and compute in more diverse environments with their notebooks, a pointing device must be more precise and be able to function on more surfaces than ever.
When we researched the needs of notebook users, we found that tangled cords are a huge hassle," said Ashish Arora, Logitech's director of product marketing, Retail Pointing Devices.
Preferred embodiments in the Patent include the activation of automated search when a character on the digital keyboard remains selected by the Pointing Device; the automated search is terminated when the Pointing Device is lifted from the surface of the digital keyboard; and the digital keyboard and the search list are displayed simultaneously while the keyboard is in use.
The UR7HCTS2 also allows concurrent operation of an embedded touch screen and an external pointing device.
Tactronics, a proven leader in ultra-rugged integrated electronics systems today announced the first industry 1U 19" Rackmount drawer with an integral computer, 12" display, keyboard and pointing device.
The NaviLite is a pin-head-sized pointing device that replaces current Track balls and Touch pads, and can be easily embedded in Laptops, handsets or other small data terminals.
The NaviLite is a pin-head-sized pointing device that provides mouse functionality, and can be easily embedded in handsets or other small data terminals.