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Regarding zooming around documents. Why not have a small trackerball on the keyboard. This ball could be used to simply scroll in any direction the current window?

That way you can paint into a window and by using your other hand you can easily adjust the visible area of the window without having to distract yourself by moving the mouse.

Perhaps with 3 buttons next to the Ball you could do :

Button 1 - Zoom in/out Button 2 - Horizontal scroll Button 3 - Vertical scroll

Once you have this extra trackerball in every keyboard you wouldn't need scrollbars in GUIs as perhaps they would be redundant?

A company I worked for a few years ago tried this with RISC OS and it really made a positive difference.

Maybe some hardware programmer could develop a driver to do this for a modern trackerball?

 is a RISC OS Userquatermass on 18/3/03 2:56PM
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