Validation level: 5. CHI, UIST, CSCW and TOCHI paper publication
HybridPointing is a technique that lets users easily switch between absolute and relative pointing with a direct input device such as a pen.
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Switching between absolute and relative input. (Top line) When working in absolute mode, a quick click on the trailing button switches the system into relative input mode. (Bottom line) Lifting the pen far enough away from the display surface returns the system to absolute input mode. (Right pair) Alternatively, a user may switch from relative to absolute input by clicking on the graphical system pointer itself when in relative mode.
Combining the absolute and relative input