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A self-protecting method to prevent wrong key input by adjusting individual key-input response time in Notebook PC

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016507D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jun-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 7K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This is an invention to improve usability by adjusting the individual key-input response time in Notebook PC by software. A software will be provided for this purpose which sets up certain customer environment to be suitable for each customer condition/usage.

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  A self-protecting method to prevent wrong key input by adjusting individual key-input response time in Notebook PC

  In order to prevent unexpected wrong key input, the customer can adjust the key response time of unnecessary key(s) by software. The target key(s) can be selected by customer, and its response time also can be varied by customer to be suitable for each customer environment as the customer wishes. This is quite effective to avoid wrong key input, especially for adjacent keys.

For example, if the customer uses Esc(ape) key frequently and uses F1 key not so much, she/he can lengthen the F1 key response time (eg. 2sec). Under this condition, even if the customer presses F1 key wrongly, F1 key input will be ignored because the response time has been adjusted to ignore shorter key-input than 2sec, then the customer can continue the proper operation without any unexpected interception. If the customer would like to use F1 key function, it is simply provided by just keeping the target key pushed until the setting time(2sec) elapses. Thus the customer can enjoy both operations as she/he expected without scarifying any basic function. The key selection and response time(including disable) can be freely defined by each customer, so application area could be spread over other usage/condition in various customer environment.

Disclosed by International Business Machines Corporation

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