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Visible Controls for Extended and Multiple Selection Options

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103593D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Melkus, LA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed are techniques that allow users to see which options are available during extended and multiple selection and to select those options with standard selection techniques.

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Visible Controls for Extended and Multiple Selection Options

       Disclosed are techniques that allow users to see which
options are available during extended and multiple selection and to
select those options with standard selection techniques.

      The disclosed techniques may replace the other methods of
accessing these functions, or may be used in addition to them.  A
profile option might allow the expert user to turn this function off.
     - Multiple Selection
       When a user clicks on an item in the selection scope, a
selection pop-up appears.  The pop-up title indicates that it
contains selection options.  Three options are available: Range, All,
None.  These options may be indicated by words or icons.
     - Range
       If the user selects Range, then the first choice is treated as
the first item in a point to point range.
       The next item on which the user clicks in the original
selection scope indicates the last item in the range.  All items
within the range have the same selection status as the first item.
       The pop-up disappears when the user chords or selects an
action.
     - All
       If the user selects All in the pop-up, all items are selected.
       The pop-up disappears when the user chords or selects an
action.
     - None
       If the user selects None in the pop-up, all items are
deselected.
       The pop-up disappears when the user chords or selects an
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