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Control of Cursor Movement by Key Stroke Aspects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108825D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nomiyama, H: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for inputting multiple functions by pressing a single key. It relies on determining the speed and duration of key strokes, the strength of the key presses, and so on.

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Control of Cursor Movement by Key Stroke Aspects

       Disclosed is a method for inputting multiple functions by
pressing a single key.  It relies on determining the speed and
duration of key strokes, the strength of the key presses, and so on.

      Most programs have many functions, each associated with a
different key.  There are normally functions whose behaviors are
almost similar in most respects other than scope, such as functions
for moving the cursor to the next character and to the next word.

      In order to input such multiple functions, the following
disclosed ideas can be applied:
(1) To determine the speed of a key stroke, and select a function
accordingly
(2) To determine the interval between the pressing and release of a
key, and select a function accordingly
(3) To determine the strength with which a key is pressed, and select
a function accordingly
(4) To count the inputs of auto repeat, and select a function
accordingly.

      By using these ideas, it is possible to reduce the number of
keys that a program uses, and to improve the user interface.