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Selecting of a Usable Font Size for the Host Sessions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110592D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Anderson, BJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A program is disclosed that is a method of showing the selected font size and the emulator host session window size on the screen without exiting the Font Size dialog box.

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Selecting of a Usable Font Size for the Host Sessions

       A program is disclosed that is a method of showing the
selected font size and the emulator host session window size on the
screen without exiting the Font Size dialog box.

      The size of the emulator window is closely related to the font
size used for this window.  The user usually wants to view the same
contents on the window but in a different window size, for example, a
smaller window size.  One way to achieve this is to make the font
size smaller, but on the other hand, the user does not want to make
the font size too small to see.

      This invention makes the Font Size dialog box easy to use.  The
user will see the font size change in the emulator window while he or
she is selecting the font size from the Font Size dialog box.

      Here is how it works.

      When the user invokes the Font Size dialog box from his
emulator window, initially the emulator will highlight the font size
currently in use on the Font Size dialog box.

      When the user uses the mouse or the arrow keys on the keyboard
to select the font size, the OS/2* PM (Presentation Manager*) message
LN_SELECT is sent to the Font Size dialog box procedure.  On
receiving the message the Font Size dialog box procedure will
determine which font size is selected and highlight it, and then send
a message to the LT (Logical Terminal) procedure with the new
selected font size.

      After LT receives the mess...