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Full-Screen Interface for User Control of Unique Hardware Features

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062587D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Day, MN: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A method is described which allows the user to select system hardware options in a Personal Computer (PC). A Utility Program allows the user to select one of several utility functions by pressing the associated F key. Pressing the F2 key invokes the System Profile menu which allows the user to configure the system's hardware features. The Utility interface provides the user with a menu-driven interface to various utility functions. The System Profile function (within (Image Omitted) the Utility Program) allows the user to select hardware options through the use of a full-screen selection menu. The user may also select these options through the use of Profile commands at the DOS prompt level or through batch files containing those selection commands.

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Full-Screen Interface for User Control of Unique Hardware Features

A method is described which allows the user to select system hardware options in a Personal Computer (PC). A Utility Program allows the user to select one of several utility functions by pressing the associated F key. Pressing the F2 key invokes the System Profile menu which allows the user to configure the system's hardware features. The Utility interface provides the user with a menu-driven interface to various utility functions. The System Profile function (within

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the Utility Program) allows the user to select hardware options through the use of a full-screen selection menu. The user may also select these options through the use of Profile commands at the DOS prompt level or through batch files containing those selection commands. The System Profile menu was created in order to allow the user easy selection of system hardware features. Fig. 1 is an example of the System Profile screen. Fig. 2 represents the modem configuration screen that is displayed when F2 is pressed from the System Profile screen. When the screen is presented, the current system configuration values are highlighted. The user may keep the current configuration or change it by selecting another option. Selection of an item in the menu is accomplished by using the cursor up, cursor down, and Enter keys.

The system configuration is not updated until the profile screen is exited by use of the F10 key. An exceptio...