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Consistent Placement of Commands On the Command Bar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060702D
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

Greene, CS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In many interactive data processing systems, a "Command Bar" is displayed to the operator which permits the selection of one of a number of commands. The operator may be presented with a different command bar at each state in the system, and must look for the command of interest before selecting it.

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Consistent Placement of Commands On the Command Bar

In many interactive data processing systems, a "Command Bar" is displayed to the operator which permits the selection of one of a number of commands. The operator may be presented with a different command bar at each state in the system, and must look for the command of interest before selecting it.

In some applications, the same command may appear on multiple command bars, however, the set of commands that may appear on a given command bar may be different from all other command bars. The operator may be presented with a different command bar at each state in the application and must look for one command of interest before selecting it.

In the new method, the command is placed in the same location on the command bar, regardless of the other command the command bar. The operator may remember the location and then more easily find the command of interest. Additionally, the operator may become accustomed to moving to that location on the command bar (when using the mouse), and then can more easily position on the command of interest.

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