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New scroll buttons for UI

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022383D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-12
Document File: 1 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

New scrollbar buttons for user interfaces

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New scroll buttons for UI

New user interface widgets are disclosed that could help the users to better navigate trough the visual objects that have long scrollbars. Usually, working with either a long text document or a long table, it is common to use the keyboard to jump from the beginning to the end to check something or to recapitolize teh concept. In these cases the most common practise is to press the standard keyboard combinations: CTRL + PgUp and CTRL + PgUp. This disclosure is about new buttons to obtain the same results without using neither the keybord nor any popup. The main idea is to exploit the right bottom corner of a scrollbar view, in fact at the end of both teh scrollbar (vertical and horizontal) there is a grey corner not used at all, and it could be very useful to put there two different button to automatically positioning the cursor wither to the top left corner or to teh bottom right corner of the document. The new buttons should appear as two arrows indicating the two different directions, and clicking one of them the user can quickly jump to the desired location. Following figure shows a possible implementation of the specified buttons.

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    Imagine to work on a long test document and you wanto to find a word along all the wrote text, you need to start from the beginning of the document and then you have to search for the desired sentence. Using the keyborad and the standard combination it requires 3 main step: 1) press CTRL+PgUp to rea...