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Generation of custom user interface dialogs based on frequently used features

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010709D
Publication Date: 2003-Jan-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 261K

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Timothy D. Thomas: INVENTOR

Abstract

This feature will automatically generate a user interface dialog composed of the most frequently used features at a customers site. This allows a user to get quick access to the features used most frequently without having to search through a set of tabs or dialogs. Some programs have allowed for customization of a dialog by allowing a user to choose a set of features that they desire to be on a top level dialog; this feature differs from that because it employs an algorithm to determine how often each feature is used, and will automatically bring it to the top when a threshold is met.

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Generation of custom user interface dialogs based on frequently used features.

This feature will automatically generate a user interface dialog composed of the most frequently used features at a customers site.� This allows a user to get quick access to the features used most frequently without having to search through a set of tabs or dialogs.

Some programs have allowed for customization of a dialog by allowing a user to choose a set of features that they desire to be on a top level dialog; this feature differs from that because it employs an algorithm to determine how often each feature is used, and will automatically bring it to the top when a threshold is met.

A multifunction device can present a wide variety of programming features to the user.� This includes, but it not limited to: output, sides imaged, reduce enlarge, paper supply, image quality, book mode, edge erase, original input, image shift, transparencies, booklet creation, n-up, covers, build job, sample set, and stored programming.

Because of the number of features, it can be difficult at times to find the features needed to program a job.� A user typically has to “hunt” through a set of tabs and dialogs to find the features they need.� � Additionally, the organization of the walk-up screen is usually set up by the manufacturer in a static way, providing the features that the manufacturer feels are the most frequently used.� � � However, each customer may have a set of frequently used features that they...