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Nonprogrammable Terminal Mouse Pointer which Changes its Color

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104197D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Amell, SJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a new feedback to the user when the mouse input is inhibited on the non-programmable, non-graphical (character based) display.

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Nonprogrammable Terminal Mouse Pointer which Changes its Color

      Disclosed is a new feedback to the user when the mouse input is
inhibited on the non-programmable, non-graphical (character based)
display.

      A display terminal, called "JNP" here, is a non-programmable,
non-graphical terminal which supports both the mouse and keyboard as
the input devices.

      The mouse can be used to select items from a list, press
"Pushbuttons" on the screen, grab the slider of a "scroll bar" and
pull it down or up to scroll data, and so on.  The mouse pointer
which appears on the screen is a transparent block-cursor (the
underlying character shows through), which points to a character (not
to a single dot) on the screen.

      "JNP" is capable of supporting up to 2 logical sessions and
both of the 2 sessions' logical screens can be displayed at the same
time on a physical screen.  In such a case, the input inhibit
indicator on the status line reflects the status of a single session
wherein the keyboard cursor is located.  (The session which has the
keyboard cursor is called the "Active" session and the other is
called the "Inactive" session hereafter.)  The status line on the
screen always shows the status of the active session and the status
of the inactive session remains unknown until the keyboard cursor is
jumped to the other session and the session becomes "active".

      The mouse pointer can move anywhere on the physical screen
regardless of the...