mouse ahead

mouse ahead

The point-and-click analog of "type ahead". To manipulate a computer's pointing device (almost always a mouse in this usage, but not necessarily) and its selection or command buttons before a computer program is ready to accept such input, in anticipation of the program accepting the input. Handling this properly is rare, but it can help make a WIMP environment much more usable, assuming the users are familiar with the behaviour of the user interface.
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The two-year-old, who lost her toes and had parts of her feet amputated after contracting the disease, was invited to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse ahead of the Disney Live Mickey Magic Show at the Metro Radio Arena.
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