The Mozilla Pointer Lock API uses the raw pattern of mouse movement over time to define input methods of the mouse. The movement pattern of the mouse provides the basis for consolidating mouse events and locking them into a single element, thereby removing limits on the distance that a mouse can stretch in a single direction. The API provides the flexibility to move the cursor beyond the boundaries of the screen without compromising access to mouse events. The Mozilla Pointer Lock API is suitable for developing applications that require a lot of mouse-controlled movements or events. Such applications include: 3D games, graphic design apps, and map viewing apps among others.