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Intelligent Self-Learning Scrolling : A system and methodology for controlling the scrolling of windows based on the presence of components and the indiviual user experiences.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032374D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Intelligent Self-Learning Scrolling: A system and methodology for controlling the scrolling of windows based on the presence of components and the individual user experiences.

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Intelligent Self-Learning Scrolling : A system and methodology for controlling the scrolling of windows based on the presence of components and the indiviual user experiences.

Currently it is necessary to scroll down documents. Different people scroll through documents at different rates depending upon the presence of the different components in the screen. Due to the amount of data it is necessary to keep using either the keyboard or the mouse to peruse the windows or documentation. This is a cause for some of the ailments afflicting the computer professionals. Auto-Scroll is one of the solutions that exist. This solution just scrolls automatically; the drawback of this solution is that it does not take into account the subject matter (i.e. the different types of data controls in the screen and the user speeds relative to the different components.

Novelties/Advantages

The intelligent self-learning auto-scroll mechanism uses the presence of different components and amount of data and the user profile to determine the rate of scrolling. The advantage of this invention is that, based upon the user interactions a profile is built over time for the different components with variable amounts of data and this profile is then used to set the scrolling speeds. The advantage of this is that the user (including users with certain disabilities) can interact with the windows (either web or other documentation) without constantly having to use the keyboard or mouse. This inve...