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Direct Manipulation Stapler Icon

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109934D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Melkus, LA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A technique is disclosed to implement a stapler icon in order to use direct manipulation techniques to attach objects together. The stapler icon could be used in the following ways: Drag and Drop - with this technique, users select the objects to be stapled together and then drag and drop them on the staple icon. This action would cause the objects to be attached and subsequent actions on one (such as Send) would include the others. Drag Over - this technique is used when users want to attach objects together and follow immediately with another direct manipulation action. For example, to staple two items together and send them, the user could select the objects, drag them over the stapler icon, and then drop them on a mailbox icon.

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Direct Manipulation Stapler Icon

      A technique is disclosed to implement a stapler icon in order
to use direct manipulation techniques to attach objects together.
The stapler icon could be used in the following ways:
Drag and Drop - with this technique, users select the objects to be
stapled together and then drag and drop them on the staple icon.
This action would cause the objects to be attached and subsequent
actions on one (such as Send) would include the others.
Drag Over - this technique is used when users want to attach objects
together and follow immediately with another direct manipulation
action.  For example, to staple two items together and send them, the
user could select the objects, drag them over the stapler icon, and
then drop them on a mailbox icon.
Action-object drag and drop - with this technique, the user picks up
the stapler icon and drags it over or drops it on objects he or she
wishes to staple together.

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