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Mouse-Driven Session Control/Session Scrolling on Non-Programmable Terminals

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110831D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Amell, SJ: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

Disclosed is a new mouse-driven user interface for manipulation of session control and session scrolling for multiple display sessions on a non-programmable, non-graphical (character-based) display.

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Mouse-Driven Session Control/Session Scrolling on Non-Programmable
Terminals

      Disclosed is a new mouse-driven user interface for manipulation
of session control and session scrolling for multiple display
sessions on a non-programmable, non-graphical (character-based)
display.

      A display terminal, called "PEG" here, is a non-programmable,
non-graphical terminal which supports both the mouse and keyboard as
the input devices.

      "PEG" is capable of supporting multiple logical sessions, and
two sessions may be displayed at the same time on the physical
screen.  This multiple-session display capability is called split
screen mode.  The physical display can display two sessions side by
side or top and bottom.  A divider line on the screen is used to
create a border to separate the sessions.

      The divider line and the display status lines provide
mouse-selectable functions.  Enhanced status line (located at the
bottom of the display) functions include:

o   A control indicates the active session.  When a user clicks on
    the control, the next session number in sequence is selected and
    displayed if not already displayed.

o   A control allows the screen layout to be changed.  Clicking on
    the control causes the format to change from one full screen
    session, to two sessions in a side-by-side format, to two
    sessions in a top and bottom format.

      Enhanced separator line functions include multiple-sessi...