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The password input method which used a dummy cursor.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015702D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Mar-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is the user interface using a dummy cursor. This invention is used typically in case that inputs cen be done by clicking an icon on a screen, but a user does not want to show it. For example, shown is a password input screen(Fig 1.) using icons. The following is a feature of the user interface using dummy cursor. A motion of cursor is shown in Fig. 2.

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The password input method which used a dummy cursor.

Disclosed is the user interface using a dummy cursor.

This invention is used typically in case that inputs cen be done by clicking an icon on a screen, but a user does not want to show it.

For example, shown is a password input screen(Fig 1.) using icons.

The following is a feature of the user interface using dummy cursor. A motion of cursor is shown in Fig. 2.

- Cursor moves only on icons.

- Cursor is used in order to click the icon with a mouse.

- Dummy cursor and real cursor move simultaneously in different way.

- A user can move only real cursor.

- A system moves dummy cursor automatically. A user cannot move dummy cursor.

- In advance, the user chooses real cursor and sets it up to the system. Naturally, only the user knows real cursor.

The following is the example screen of the user interface using dummy cursor. It is assumed that a screen is protected with the password.

The following is the example of a motion of dummy cursor and real cursor which a user can operate.

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