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DYNAMIC WINDOW CONFIGURATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009663D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Gary Cooper: AUTHOR

Abstract

Access to a window of a computer application is configured dynamically, based on the most frequent- ly used dam entry fields.

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0 M MOTOROLA Technical Developments

DYNAMIC WINDOW CONFIGURATION

by Gary Cooper

ABSTRACT

  Access to a window of a computer application is configured dynamically, based on the most frequent- ly used dam entry fields.

INTRODUCTION

  This paper describes improvements in the field of Windows or Windows-style applications by allowing the user direct access to the most frequent- ly used fields within an application.

PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED

  The way a Windows application is used by a user will determine which features and data entry fields are accessed on a regular basis.

  Regularly used application features are often visible on a toolbar which can be customized. The user can then select the appropriate icon on the tool- bar, in order to access that feature.

  However, regularly used data entry fields are often embedded within an application and must be accessed via menus, sub-menus and the selection of further sub-windows. Access to any particular one of these data entry fields may require several actions by a user.

PROPOSED SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS

  The solution is to provide an application which dynamically tracks the user's data entry activities and determines which data entry fields are used most often.

  In accordance with this solution, a user window is provided, which is accessible via the toolbar, high level menu, hot key or CTRL sequence. The user window is dynamically configured by the applica- tion to contain the most frequently used data entry fields. This decreases ac...