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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104470D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Edwards, CJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This disclosure addresses the need for users to have visual feedback for the 'drag' action. Several alternatives exist but none seem to focus on the shape of the cursor icon. Actions are described in terms of "completion of a drag action..." or "Discard the data object when the object is dropped on the shredder icon" implying cursor attachment in order to change the location of the object.

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Hook Icon

      This disclosure addresses the need for users to have visual
feedback for the 'drag' action.  Several alternatives exist but none
seem to focus on the shape of the cursor icon.  Actions are described
in terms of "completion of a drag action..." or "Discard the data
object when the object is dropped on the shredder icon" implying
cursor attachment in order to change the location of the object.

      This disclosure is to create an Icon to represent the action
"drag".  Users will readily relate to the icon of a "hook" as
illustrated in Fig. 1 as an intuitive representation of the drag
action.

      A variety of 'hook' shapes can be automatically used to denote
the relative size of the object.  Examples could be:

o   Fish hook for one page notes
o   Ice hook for larger documents
o   Crane and cargo net for massive proposals, specifications, etc.