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Right Click Searching

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013416D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jun-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Most sites require a search field on each page. This takes up valuable page space, and sometimes cannot be located in the same place on each page. It would be great if you could bring up a search menu from anywhere in the page by clicking on the middle or right button of the mouse. Most commonly, the right button because it is more universal. To accomplish this, we use dhtml to capture the right click event from the browser. Once the event is captured a new window can be loaded showing the search options or the search options can be overlayed over the current layer from the mouse click's x,y pointer reference on the page. This would allow the user to place the search anywhere on the page dynamically and easily. This invention allows the user to search the site, or even highlight words, right click and the engine would instantly perform a search on that word. The advantage is the search is anywhere you are on the page, not a central location, requiring you to scroll up and down the page. 1

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Right Click Searching

    Most sites require a search field on each page. This takes up valuable page space, and sometimes cannot be located in the same place on each page. It would be great if you could bring up a search menu from anywhere in the page by clicking on the middle or right button of the mouse. Most commonly, the right button because it is more universal. To accomplish this, we use dhtml to capture the right click event from the browser. Once the event is captured a new window can be loaded showing the search options or the search options can be overlayed over the current layer from the mouse click's x,y pointer reference on the page. This would allow the user to place the search anywhere on the page dynamically and easily. This invention allows the user to search the site, or even highlight words, right click and the engine would instantly perform a search on that word. The advantage is the search is anywhere you are on the page, not a central location, requiring you to scroll up and down the page.

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