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Command Bar "Show All" Action

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037470D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schell, DJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A technique to visually display all command bar actions to facilitate user searches through pulldowns to overcome the deficiencies of conventional command bar approaches is described.

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Command Bar "Show All" Action

A technique to visually display all command bar actions to facilitate user searches through pulldowns to overcome the deficiencies of conventional command bar approaches is described.

A key to display all command bar-pulldown selections simultaneously is provided. The user can move the selection cursor to select an action from the set of all actions displayed. When the action is selected, the "show all" is cleared from the screen. As required, accelerators are displayed on a selective basis to allow the pulldowns to be displayed. Similarly, pulldowns can be displayed in reduced fonts or in an overlapped manner to allow all information to be displayed.

The benefits to the end user are a 1-key sequence to facilitate searching for actions in the pulldowns. The technique facilitates learning of command bar groupings for novice users.

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