Talk:Pointer (graphical user interfaces)

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Hardware pointer[edit]

AIUI this is provided via a video overlay. Its implementation seems to be termed either:

  • hardware pointer
  • hardware cursor
  • overlay cursor

I'm seeking information on this to include here, with appropriate {{R to section}} redirects created for use in other articles. So far, I've not found any online references of much use, so will probably just include some information without references in the short term. -- Trevj (talk) 08:53, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

A few refs which could be used: [1] (in NeWS), [2], [3], [4], [5]. Anyone have any better ones? -- Trevj (talk) 10:04, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
And a bit about a specific implementation on pg. 1-9 of the Acorn RISC Machine (ARM) Family Data Manual. -- Trevj (talk) 13:42, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
I don't think the hardware-accelerated cursor has traditionally been a video overlay. It's got to be something else. I don't know about modern systems though. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 10:38, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
I don't think what I'm referring to is hardware-accelerated, more a means for the OS to provide pointer information separate to the main screen, with the graphics hardware then combining the images. I'm far from an expert in this area, but I'm thinking of a pointer distinctly separate from the rendering of the rest of the screen. I may be wrong, but I thought that this was the way that RISC OS did things... but now that the OS isn't quite so welded to custom video hardware, perhaps things have changed. So far, my search for sources discussing this principle hasn't turned up anything more useful than those sources linked to above. -- Trevj (talk · contribs) 12:08, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Hot corners[edit]

Hot corners redirects to this page and yet the term is nowhere to be found on the page. The only use of the term hot appears to have nothing to do with the concept of hot corners. Perhaps someone that actually is well versed on the topic could fix this with some intelligent description. (talk) 07:58, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. I've also changed the link of the disambiguation page to point to screen hotspots, since hot corners are areas of the screen and not the pointer. Diego (talk) 09:00, 25 April 2014 (UTC)