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Window Border Format

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044837D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Smith, JG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Dividing a window border into eight segments, four sides and four corners, allows a user to change window size in any desired direction without affecting dimensions in other directions.

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Window Border Format

Dividing a window border into eight segments, four sides and four corners, allows a user to change window size in any desired direction without affecting dimensions in other directions.

Most display windowing systems allow the user to change the size of a window by using a locator device, such as a mouse, to point to any corner and move it. Movement of a corner results in movement of the two adjacent sides.

However, if the user wants to change the size in one direction only, the locator must be moved in such a way that the vertical size is not also changed. Such movement depends entirely on the user's manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Also, with low resolution displays, accurate selection for movement can present problems.

By dividing the window border into four side segments and four corner segments, the user is allowed to select precisely the window segment or segments to be moved.

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