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Simultaneous Two Dimensional Direct Manipulation Window Scrolling

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109116D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schell, DJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique to allow users to scroll through windows vertically, horizontally, or diagonally using direct manipulation of the window to overcome problems experienced in using vertical and horizontal scroll bars.

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Simultaneous Two Dimensional Direct Manipulation Window Scrolling

      Disclosed is a technique to allow users to scroll through
windows vertically, horizontally, or diagonally using direct
manipulation of the window to overcome problems experienced in using
vertical and horizontal scroll bars.

      Using a mouse input device, the user points, clicks and holds
the mouse pointer on any non-selectable portion of the window and
moves the mouse pointer in the desired direction.  To scroll
downward, the user points toward the top of the window, clicks and
drags the mouse pointer toward the bottom of the window.  The
resulting action is a scroll towards the bottom of the window.  To
scroll to the right, the user places the pointer at the left of the
window and moves it toward the right.  To scroll diagonally (both
directions simultaneously), the user points at any corner of the
window and moves the mouse toward the opposite corner.  The window
scrolls diagonally as a result.

      Disclosed anonymously.