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Visual/Name Change Method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108978D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 3 page(s) / 192K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Coulombe, J: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A method for allowing a user to change the name of an object in the title bar of a display window is disclosed. A user needs only to click mouse button #1 on the title of a window. An entry field is then presented in place to allow a user to immediately change the object's name.

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Visual/Name Change Method

       A method for allowing a user to change the name of an
object in the title bar of a display window is disclosed.  A user
needs only to click mouse button #1 on the title of a window.  An
entry field is then presented in place to allow a user to immediately
change the object's name.

      In graphical windowing environments, a user's data is presented
in a window or as an icon.  The name of the data usually appears
beneath the icon and in the window frame.  Through the window, users
can request to save the contents of the data, either to the same name
or to a different name.  In most environments, this is the only way
of changing the name of the data from the data itself.

      The solution allows a user to change the name of the data in
the title bar where it is shown (see Fig. 1).  A user needs only to
click in the title bar where the name is presented or navigate to the
title bar from the system menu symbol from the keyboard.  Once a user
has specified a desire to edit the name in the title bar, the
editable portion of the title is made editable in place (see Fig. 2).
A user can now either type over the old name to start a new name,
insert characters in the existing name, or select portions of the
current name to work with (see Fig. 3).  Once a user presses Enter,
or gives focus to any other part of the interface either with the
keyboard or mouse, the data is renamed and other places where the
name of the data is refe...