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Pop-Up Action Bar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038134D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Torres, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Provided is a technique which displays a pop-up action bar at a user-defined location in order to overcome the difficulties of current techniques.

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Pop-Up Action Bar

Provided is a technique which displays a pop-up action bar at a user-defined location in order to overcome the difficulties of current techniques.

The user is provided with conventional action bar, pulldown, and pop-up functionality. However, the user is allowed to hide or suppress displaying the action bar. When needed, the user can request that the action bar be displayed. The action bar can be displayed at the conventional location, or it can be displayed at a user-defined location. In addition, the user can drag the action bar to other locations within the window at any time. The action bar can be further customized to any orientation, e.g., vertical or horizontal, 1-line or pulldown style, etc.

The benefits to the user include new function, improved flexibility, increased screen space and usability, and a consistent technique for access to actions in different types of display environments.

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