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Setting a Clock Using a Mouse

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109908D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Taylor, JL: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a fast, simple, easily remembered mechanism for setting a clock by positioning the hour and minute hands with a mouse.

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Setting a Clock Using a Mouse

      Disclosed is a fast, simple, easily remembered mechanism for
setting a clock by positioning the hour and minute hands with a
mouse.

      Create a standard analog clock face, and when the user chooses
to set the clock, detect the position of mouse button clicks over
this window.  Assign one mouse button to the hour hand, one mouse
button to the minute hand, and (optionally, for a three button mouse)
one mouse button to the second hand.  As each mouse button is
depressed, place the clock hand corresponding to it accordingly.

      This is easier for a user to do than direct manipulation, via
drag hands and drop, to the desired position.  It is also easier for
a user than using spin buttons, or numerically entering the time.

      Anonymous.