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Fine Icon Adjustment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105149D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cahill Jr, RB: AUTHOR

Abstract

Many times users would like to "arrange" a number of icons on their desktop (or in a folder) by moving them around and placing them at chosen locations, but current GUI operating systems do not let the user "fine adjust" the icons.

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Fine Icon Adjustment

      Many times users would like to "arrange" a number of icons on
their desktop (or in a folder) by moving them around and placing them
at chosen locations, but current GUI operating systems do not let the
user "fine adjust" the icons.

      A new function should be made available to users of GUI
operating systems...  This "fine adjustment" feature would allow
users to move icons/objects in north, south, east or west directions
by one screen pixel at a time.  The user would first highlight a ny
icon and rather than trying to drag-and-drop the icon to an exact
location, the user would depress the ALT key and use the
arrow/directional keys to move the object one pixel at a time.  The
user could keep the arrow key depressed if desired to move the icon
in any direction by more than one pixel at a time.

      This invention gives users the flexibility and the power to
arrange icons at any (exact) location he/she wishes.  This would
eliminate the need to drag-and-drop an icon far away from its current
location in order to move it back to a location only one pixel away.