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Scroll Bar using Labeling Technique

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104656D
Original Publication Date: 1993-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wright, PA: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method to provide a scroll bar which allows labels to be associated with locations within the data is disclosed.

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Scroll Bar using Labeling Technique

      A method to provide a scroll bar which allows labels to be
associated with locations within the data is disclosed.

      This scroll bar allows labels to be associated with locations
within the data.  While using an application, the scroll bar looks
similar to a standard scroll bar, taking up about the same amount of
space on the screen.  However, the scroll bar can be expanded to move
within the data to see the labels.  Clicking on a label moves the
screen to that location within the document.

      The scroll bar also contains a shadow for each label which
allows movement of the slider to a location without necessarily
looking at the labels first.  This would be useful with a small
number of labels.

      The scroll bar contains an extra window with an arrow in it at
the top of the scroll bar that can be used to switch between the
typical state (Fig. 1) and the expanded state (Fig. 2) of the scroll
bar.  The expanded state shows a window containing the text for the
labels.

      The scroll bar contains an extra window with an L in it at the
bottom of the scroll bar which allows a label to be added at the
current location within the data.