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Specifying Color by Block Selection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041593D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Stephens, LK: AUTHOR

Abstract

When generating a color graphics display, the user is often given the option to choose the colors to be filled in on the display. Typically, the user is required to enter a command specifying the color or is presented with a menu of color names from which to choose. The menu approach is considered to be more user "friendly" in that the choices available are presented to the user. The menu approach to color selection can be improved by displaying blocks of the colors that can be selected so that the user can see the color that is being selected. Selection of the color is made by positioning the cursor over the color block and pressing the ENTER key. The menu for the color block selection may take the following form:

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Specifying Color by Block Selection

When generating a color graphics display, the user is often given the option to choose the colors to be filled in on the display. Typically, the user is required to enter a command specifying the color or is presented with a menu of color names from which to choose. The menu approach is considered to be more user "friendly" in that the choices available are presented to the user. The menu approach to color selection can be improved by displaying blocks of the colors that can be selected so that the user can see the color that is being selected. Selection of the color is made by positioning the cursor over the color block and pressing the ENTER key. The menu for the color block selection may take the following form:

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