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Maximizing Scrollable List Boxes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109118D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Anderson, LM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique to allow users to maximize list boxes, thus increasing the number of items that are visible at one time and possibly (depending on the number of items in the list) eliminating scrolling altogether.

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Maximizing Scrollable List Boxes

      Disclosed is a technique to allow users to maximize list boxes,
thus increasing the number of items that are visible at one time and
possibly (depending on the number of items in the list) eliminating
scrolling altogether.

      Figure 1 represents an unopened drop-down list box.  A maximize
icon will be located in the upper right corner of the list box, above
the scroll bars (Figure 2).  Users click on the maximize icon to
maximize the list box.  The list box will expand to display all or
most of the items in the list. For extremely long lists, scroll bars
may still be needed (Figure 3).

      Some list boxes allow single selection only.  Once an item from
this maximized list is selected, the item will appear in the entry
field and the list box will close automatically.

      Some list boxes allow for multiple selection.  When these list
boxes are maximized, the maximize button will be replaced with a
restore button.  Once users select their entries, they can restore
the list box to its original size (Figure 3).

      Disclosed anonymously.