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Visual Find Dialog

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109445D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Torres, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Provided is a technique for visually showing the operational flow of a find action in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional techniques.

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Visual Find Dialog

      Provided is a technique for visually showing the operational
flow of a find action in order to overcome deficiencies with
conventional techniques.

      Conventional functionality of Find dialogs are provided. In
addition, provide the following enhancements
      Provide a graphic connection between the text string being
sought and an iconic image of the object being searched
      A graphic points to where the search will begin in the object,
e.g., top, bottom, current location
      When the find action begins, the graphic moves in the direction
that the search is being performed, e.g., forward or backward
      If a wrapping condition occurs, the graphic moves from the top
to the bottom of the icon
      If multiple selections are found, each is visually indicated in
the icon

      An end user will experience the following benefits: new
functionality, improved feedback on the type of action being
performed, improved feedback on action status, and improved
usability.

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