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Method for Maximum Range Directional Scrolling in a Notebook Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109591D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 3 page(s) / 346K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brininstool, CD: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

OS/2* Work Place Shell NoteBook Control lacks maximum scroll movement capability. When multiple tabs result in the Notebook control not being able to display all tabs at once, the control generates tab scroll buttons which allow users to scroll through a single tab at a time. A problem exists because users have no method for quickly scrolling to either the top, bottom, far left or far right of all tabs in the Notebook control.

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Method for Maximum Range Directional Scrolling in a Notebook Control

       OS/2* Work Place Shell NoteBook Control lacks maximum
scroll movement capability.  When multiple tabs result in the
Notebook control not being able to display all tabs at once, the
control generates tab scroll buttons which allow users to scroll
through a single tab at a time.  A problem exists because users have
no method for quickly scrolling to either the top, bottom, far left
or far right of all tabs in the Notebook control.

      This invention describes a method whereby users of applications
incorporating the OS/2 Notebook Control with multiple tabs can
quickly and easily scroll the maximum amount available through a
single action.  This single action involves a maximum scroll amount
in either the up or down direction for tabs arranged vertically, and
the far left or far right direction for tabs arranged horizontally.

      When a tab scroll button is clicked upon, the normal action
taken by the Notebook control is to scroll in the appropriate
direction by a single tab.  With this invention the same mouse
pointer action would be enhanced with the use of the keyboard Control
key.  When holding down the Control key and clicking upon a tab
scroll button, the resulting action by the Notebook control would be
to scroll in the appropriate direction the full extent possible.

      Other possible choices for activation of this invention would
be to use the Control key in combination with the PageUp and PageDown
keys on vertical oriented tabs.  Control-PageUp would cause an
immediate scroll to the top-most tab and Control-PageDown would case
an immediate scroll to the bottom-most tab.  For horizontal oriented
tabs, combinations of...