Many computer users use several applications simultaneously for various tasks. Switching between applications or browser tabs is cumbersome and requires the user to lift their fingers off the keyboard, move the cursor to the target application via a pointing device, and click the pointing device. This disclosure describes techniques that enable a user to rapidly switch between applications or browser tabs using the scroll of a mouse or a trackpad. The user can simply hover the mouse pointer over the system taskbar or browser tab-bar and scroll the mouse or trackpad to switch between apps or tabs.
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Barve, Ajinkya S., "Application or Tab Switching via Mouse Hover and Scroll", Technical Disclosure Commons, (September 20, 2022)