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Preserving Defaults in Button Choices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060649D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Folmar, DM: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

By allowing a user to reselect original default values after a button selection which displays pop-ups, original default values are maintained.

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Preserving Defaults in Button Choices

By allowing a user to reselect original default values after a button selection which displays pop-ups, original default values are maintained.

In many programs there exist button choice groups wherein each button represents an option for a particular parameter. One, and only one, button is highlighted to indicate the current definition of the choice with the initially highlighted values being the default values. However, if other buttons in the choice group have pop-ups associated with them, it is desirable that the user be able to view the contents of these other pop-ups without losing the current, possibly default, value.

This is accomplished by allowing the user to select another button in the choice group which will both display the pop-up associated with that button and deselect the original (default) button. However, if the user selects QUIT (or other selected function) from the pop-up, the original (default) button is reselected. Therefore, the current value or default value of a button is preserved unless explicitly changed by the user.

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