Three Scanning Methods for Text Cursor Manipulation

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The set of keys dedicated solely to cursor movement control evolved over decades. A standard PC has four arrow keys: Home, End, Page Up and Page Down whose function is well-known to the vast majority of computer users. Jumping to the beginning or end of the document or moving left or right by one word is usually possible using the Control key as a modifier. By repeated pressing of these keys, the users may carry out various cursor movement tasks.


Scanning Method Step Scanning Movement Unit Cursor Movement Scanning Interval 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



This study was partially supported by project TextAble (H12070; Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction, Faculty of Electrical EngineeringCzech Technical University in PraguePragueCzech Republic

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