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Dynamic Screen Selection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059751D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Stephens, LK: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a method which allows a user to switch displays on a display monitor associated with a computer quickly with a single keystroke. In a manufacturing process environment, it is necessary for an operator to obtain an informational display concerning a problem quickly. The present method allows an operator to tab to a display name and immediately bring that display up on the display monitor the a touch of a predefined function key. The display name may be linked to any point on the display any number of times, i.e., the name may be located anywhere on the display. In addition, any number of names can be listed on the display simultaneously in any of the positions. This method is useful when an operator wishes to associate another display to the current one.

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Dynamic Screen Selection

This article describes a method which allows a user to switch displays on a display monitor associated with a computer quickly with a single keystroke. In a manufacturing process environment, it is necessary for an operator to obtain an informational display concerning a problem quickly. The present method allows an operator to tab to a display name and immediately bring that display up on the display monitor the a touch of a predefined function key. The display name may be linked to any point on the display any number of times, i.e., the name may be located anywhere on the display. In addition, any number of names can be listed on the display simultaneously in any of the positions. This method is useful when an operator wishes to associate another display to the current one. (The name of the other display does not have to correspond to a defined display.) The operator can type the name or select it by using function keys which operate as step keys. The step keys allow the operator to step forward or backward through all of the names. When the name of the display to be associated to the current one is located on the operational prompt line, the operator presses the Enter key to select the display. When the name is entered, a text representation of the name appears. The operator is asked to position the text and press the Enter key (or the joystick button). The operator may use a joystick, the arrow keys or the home PgUp, PgDn and End keys...