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User Defined Field Customization Feature

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033730D
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 198K

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The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

This disclosure proposes a graphical user interface (GUI) design that allows users to specify easily the number of text customizable text fields to be added to the display. The tool consists of either a dropdown menu populated with numbers (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4) or an "Add" button, or both. If a user selects a number from the dropdown menu, that number of text fields is displayed below the dropdown. If the user selects "Add," one text field at a time is displayed. The claimed advantage is easier operation and fewer mouse clicks.

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User Defined Field Customization Feature

This disclosure proposes a graphical user interface (GUI) design that allows users to specify easily the number of text customizable text fields to be added to the display. The tool consists of either a dropdown menu populated with numbers (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4) or an "Add" button, or both. If a user selects a number from the dropdown menu, that number of text fields is displayed below the dropdown. If the user selects "Add," one text field at a time is displayed. The claimed advantage is easier operation and fewer mouse clicks.

Figure 1

Pressing the “add” button in Figure 1 results in a new text field becoming available to enter a value to be displayed as one option in a dropdown menu. (See Figure 2). By pressing the “Add” Button again, another text field will be displayed below the first.

Figure 2

Figure 3

Once a user selects “3” in the dropdown menu, three text fields are displayed. This type of tool has an advantage over the first two because the user is not required to continually press the “Add” button to reach the desired number of menu items.