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Method for Using a Locator Device to Select Displayed Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044862D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Berry, RC: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

By defining the process of selection as consisting of three distinct phases, pointing, picking, and closure, a keyboard/display workstation user is given an opportunity to visually verify that a correct selection has been made prior to entering it, thereby avoiding common selection errors.

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Method for Using a Locator Device to Select Displayed Objects

By defining the process of selection as consisting of three distinct phases, pointing, picking, and closure, a keyboard/display workstation user is given an opportunity to visually verify that a correct selection has been made prior to entering it, thereby avoiding common selection errors.

Current selection techniques which instigate an action on the selected object as soon as it is picked are error prone and do not allow the user to visually verify and/or change the selection.

By defining selection as consisting of a point and pick cycle, and an explicit closure step, the user is allowed to repeat the point-and-pick cycle as often as desired prior to committing the selection.

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