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Enable Double Click On Action Bar And Pull-down Items

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099461D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-14
Document File: 1 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jensen, JR: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article presents an extension to the use of the mouse double-click operation, and it shows what effects this change can have on an OS/2 Presentation Manager application use of the action bar and its associated pull-down menus. The change makes the use of the mouse more consistent in addition to providing extra function.

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Enable Double Click On Action Bar And Pull-down Items

       This article presents an extension to the use of the mouse
double-click operation, and it shows what effects this change can
have on an OS/2 Presentation Manager application use of the action
bar and its associated pull-down menus. The change makes the use of
the mouse more consistent in addition to providing extra function.

      The OS/2* Presentation Manager is inconsistent in its use of a
mouse double-click.  In some cases, a double-click merely selects the
item being pointed at.  In other cases, it not only selects the item,
but also applies the default action to the item selected.  Notably,
double-click actions are not supported on the action bar or the
action bar pull-down menus.  Instead, when a given action is required
to work in either mode, two entries are provided on the action bar
pull-down menu, one for the immediate action, and one for the more
general action that requires an additional pop-up window to be
presented.  This obviously leads to bigger pull-downs than are
necessary.

      A case in point is the existence of "Save" and "Save as" in the
common "File" pull-down.  Both will save the contents of the object
being worked on.  "Save" will save the object without further ado
when it is selected.  "Save as" will present a pop-up window,
enabling one to specify the name of the file to be used to hold the
stored copy. The actual save will only take place once the "OK"
button...