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Consolidating Scrolling Controls with Date Display on Daily Calendar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103758D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nguyen, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method for grouping and displaying scrolling controls on a daily calendar in a more easy to use and intuitive manner is described.

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Consolidating Scrolling Controls with Date Display on Daily Calendar

      A  method for grouping and displaying scrolling controls on a
daily calendar in a more easy to use and intuitive manner is
described.

      Currently on a daily calendar, the scrolling controls (Weekly,
Monthly, Previous, and Next) are on their own row at the bottom of
the panel and the date is displayed at the top of the panel.  This is
not obvious to the user that Previous and Next pushbuttons pertain to
the date.  In addition, the Previous pushbutton could also imply a
monthly increment since it is positioned immediately to the right of
the Monthly pushbutton.

      The solution is to combine the row of pushbuttons at the bottom
of the daily calendar panel with the date display line at the top of
the panel.  Thus, the top display line consists of the Weekly and
Monthly pushbuttons on the left followed by the date and then the
Previous and Next pushbuttons for the date.

      This layout of the daily calendar is more intuitive to the user
since the date-related controls are always shown together on one
line.  It also saves screen real estate by having one less display
line.  The separation of the Weekly and Monthly pushbuttons from the
Previous and Next pushbuttons with the date in between makes it
obvious to the user that the latter set of pushbuttons are not
related to the former set of pushbuttons and makes the how to for the
daily scrolling visually apparent to the user...