Dialog boxes that allow mouse-free input
|Opened on:||Friday, November 7, 2014 - 15:52|
|Last modified:||Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 18:39|
Sometimes when playing Foldit, my hands and wrists get sore from over-using the mouse and repeatedly switching back and forth between it and the keyboard. Is it possible to have dialog boxes that would allow mouse-free input? For example, the up/down arrow keys could move from one slider/textbox/checkbox/button to the next, and the selected slider/textbox/checkbox/button would get highlighted somehow. Also, the left and right arrow keys could move a selected slider to the left or right (hold an arrow key down to do a coarse move, or press/release an arrow key to do the finest possible moves), enter could push a selected button or check/un-check a selected checkbox, and a selected textbox would be the only one with a flashing cursor and would accept keyboard input like normal.
I'm not suggesting eliminating the mouse-driven input. I would just like to have an alternative to it.