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Pushbutton Graphic with Active-State Indication

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104798D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Broussard, S: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a pushbutton graphic displayed on the screen of a display unit, providing visual indications of a normal state, of a state in which the pushbutton is represented to be depressed, and of a state in which the pushbutton is represented as active, or highlighted, because an activity relating to the pushbutton is taking place. Figs. 1 through 3 show the three states of a first version 10 of the pushbutton graphic, while Figs. 3 through 6 show the three states of a second version 12 of the graphic.

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Pushbutton Graphic with Active-State Indication

      Disclosed is a pushbutton graphic displayed on the screen of a
display unit, providing visual indications of a normal state, of a
state in which the pushbutton is represented to be depressed, and of
a state in which the pushbutton is represented as active, or
highlighted, because an activity relating to the pushbutton is taking
place.  Figs. 1 through 3 show the three states of a first version 10
of the pushbutton graphic, while Figs. 3 through 6 show the three
states of a second version 12 of the graphic.

      As shown in Figs. 1 and 4, the normal state of a pushbutton
graphic represents an undepressed button lighted from above and to
the left, having an upper-left "L"-shaped segment 14 white, while a
lower- right "L"-shaped segment 18 is dark gray.  The central portion
20 of the button is pale gray, providing a background for a text
message 22 related to the purpose of the button.

      As shown in Figs. 2 and 5, the depressed state of the
pushbutton graphic represents a depressed button, with shadowing from
adjacent structures, having dark gray areas in upper-left segment 14,
while the remainder of the graphic is pale gray.  This image is
presented when the operator holds depressed the key, such as a mouse
or keyboard button, used in association with the activity represented
by the pushbutton graphic.

      As shown in Fig. 3, the active state of the pushbutton graphic
10 has both edge segments...