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Menu Display Method for Input/Display Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099282D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 80K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kitamura, K: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for displaying a menu on an input/ display device such as the tablet/LCD, pen and touch screen shown in Fig. 1. When the user from the menu on the integrated device, his hand and are close to the surface of the display and may obscure menu. The disclosed method displays the menu in such a that the hand and pen of the user do not obscure the

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Menu Display Method for Input/Display Device

       Disclosed is a method for displaying a menu on an input/
display device such as the tablet/LCD, pen and touch screen shown in
Fig. 1.  When the user from the menu on the integrated device, his
hand and are close to the surface of the display and may obscure
menu.  The disclosed method displays the menu in such a that the hand
and pen of the user do not obscure the

      The integrated input/display device enables a user to directly
on the surface of the display, as shown in 1.  However, this style of
operation causes the hand pen of the user to obscure the display from
the user. example, the items in a pull-down menu are listed when the
user selects the menu bar, so they may obscured by the hand and pen
of the user, as shown in 2.  Here, the user needs the additional
action of his hand away in order to see the listed menu items.
problem also arises with pop-up menus.

      Our menu display method provides a solution to this  The
display positions of the menu items are according to the handedness
of the user and the of the pen at the time of menu selection, so
that hand and pen of the user do not obscure the menu items.

      An implementation of this method for the pull-down menu the
integrated tablet/LCD device is as follows:  (1) The display position
of the menu items is normal, as in Fig. 2.  (2) After a user
specifies his handedness, display position will change according to
this and the posi...