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Dynamic Popup Menu Titles

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109440D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Douglas, TB: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a technique for dynamically naming popup menus in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional techniques.

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Dynamic Popup Menu Titles

      Provided is a technique for dynamically naming popup menus in
order to overcome deficiencies with conventional techniques.

      Provide conventional popup menu features, e.g., a title area
and choices for selection.  In addition, provide an extension for
dynamic titles in the popup menu as follows:
      The title of the popup menu consists of a graphic
representation of the object selected
      If an icon is selected, a graphic of the icon is displayed in
the title area
      If multiple icons are selected, a graphic for the collection of
icons is displayed in the title area
      If a text string is selected, a portion of the text string is
displayed in the popup title area
      Similar display techniques apply for other types of objects
  The information closest to the pointer is used to select the title
information.

      An end user will experience the following benefits: new
functionality, improved usability, reduced worksteps, and improved
productivity.

      Disclosed anonymously.