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Transient Slider Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113306D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 4 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Marsh, DJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A technique is described for providing visual feedback for the adjustment of multimedia attribute controls while reducing the amount of screen space permanently occupied by the primary window.

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Transient Slider Display

      A technique is described for providing visual feedback for the
adjustment of multimedia attribute controls while reducing the amount
of screen space permanently occupied by the primary window.

o   This technique allows for the control of the dynamic properties
    of time-based media such as volume and video attributes with a
    significant reduction of screen real estate.

o   The slider is used as a visual indicator of value, which can be
    temporarily and transparently overlaid on the display screen,
    while the attributes are adjusted via small directional change
    buttons.

      Two small buttons are provided, which serve functions analogous
to the buttons at the ends of normal sliders; that is, they adjust
the value up or down, sequentially.  These may be stacked vertically,
or aligned horizontally, and may be combined with a "transport"
control panel (Play, Stop, etc. buttons) (Fig. 1).

      When either button is pressed, a linear display appears
adjacent to the buttons, which graphically illustrates the current
value within the valid range of values.  The display remains visible
while either of the buttons is pressed.  Then it is removed.

      This display may appear as a CUA read-only slider (a slider
shaft with a "filled" section indicating the current value), or as a
bar graph as shown in the Figures.

      Where the system supports it, the graphical display can utilize
transpare...