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Up Enter Key

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109905D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nobu, H: AUTHOR

Abstract

Described is a method to improve user interface for an application software. The proposed Up Enter Key is an enter/return key with scrolling up for the screen by one or two lines. The Up Enter Key simply avoids having the cursor the user is typing at move down the screen, whenever the Enter Key is hit.

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Up Enter Key

       Described is a method to improve user interface for an
application software.  The proposed Up Enter Key is an enter/return
key with scrolling up for the screen by one or two lines.  The Up
Enter Key simply avoids having the cursor the user is typing at move
down the screen, whenever the Enter Key is hit.

      The method using the Up Enter Key can be applied to the
application software which handles the text data that can be
scrolled, such as an editor or a word processor.  The Up Enter key is
assigned somewhere among the keyboard keys.  Two implementations are
suggested for the Up Enter Key according to the number of lines of
scroll up.

      One implementation is as follows: When the Up Enter Key is hit,
the screen is scrolled up only one line in addition to that of the
Enter Key function.  In this article the Enter Key is assumed to
function so that the cursor moves to the first row, left edge on the
screen, and next line.  Therefore, the Up Enter Key is pressed, the
screen is scrolled up a line, and the cursor moves to the first row
and remains on the same line.  Note the change from screen 1 to
screen 2 in the figure.  The user can continuously type data at the
same line on the screen without changing the height of the visual
point.

      The other implementation is to scroll up by two lines.
Therefore, the Up Enter Key is pressed, the screen is scrolled up two
lines, and the cursor moves to the first row and the previous...