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Double Scroll Bars for Important Paging and Document Positioning

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104274D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Coulombe, JS: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This disclosure proposes a solution to the problem posed by the fact that current scroll bars allow users to see their position only relative to an entire document. In some situations, it is also important to be able to see a user's position within a given page or portion of an entire document.

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Double Scroll Bars for Important Paging and Document Positioning

      This disclosure proposes a solution to the problem posed by the
fact that current scroll bars allow users to see their position only
relative to an entire document.  In some situations, it is also
important to be able to see a user's position within a given page or
portion of an entire document.

      This disclosure proposes providing a user with two scroll bars,
or other scrolling mechanisms, placed side by side.  One of these
scrolling mechanisms controls and indicates the user's relative
position within a given page or portion of the entire document.  The
other scrolling mechanism controls and indicates the user's relative
position in the entire document.

      For example, the left most of two vertical scroll bars could
control and indicate the user's position within a page and the right
most scroll bar could control and indicate the user's position in the
entire document.  A user could easily change their current location
within the currently visible page through direct manipulation of the
left-most scroll bar.  This would allow the user to scroll to the
top, bottom or just about any part of that page of the document.  A
user could also easily change their current location in the entire
document through direct manipulation of the right-most scroll bar.
This would allow the user to move to any part of the document.

      This proposal allows a user to continue using the alre...