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Reference Calendar Presentation Technique

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104471D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 4 page(s) / 69K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

King, CD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique to present a reference calendar with hide and peek options giving users more flexibility and an easier choice of displaying the reference calendar.

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Reference Calendar Presentation Technique

      Disclosed is a technique to present a reference calendar with
hide and peek options giving users more flexibility and an easier
choice of displaying the reference calendar.

The presentation technique is proposed with the following features:

     The reference calendar is displayed on the screen as long as the
     user wants.

     A mini icon is provided on the top of the screen.

     Users can hide the reference calendar via a single click on the
     mini icon.  They may do so in order to have more space for
     entering events.

     When the reference calendar is in hiding, users can peek at it
by
     pointing to the mini icon and press down the first mouse button.
     The reference calendar is then displayed in a temporary pop-up
     window.  Once the mouse button is released, the pop-up window
     goes away.

     If users want to bring back the reference calendar and have it
     remain on the screen, they simply single click again on the same
     mini icon.

Users will notice the following benefits:

1.  It is much more flexible handling the reference calendar display
    to satisfy user's preference.
2.  It is an easy to learn and use the technique.  A single click is
    all the user needs to achieve the flexibility.
3.  No extra I/O is needed for peek function; all data is there from
    the hidden reference calendar.