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Double Scroll Button on a Graphical Two-Way Scroll Window

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113536D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bleeker, TC: AUTHOR

Abstract

A solution for scrolling both up or down and left or right at the same time is disclosed.

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Double Scroll Button on a Graphical Two-Way Scroll Window

      A solution for scrolling both up or down and left or right at
the same time is disclosed.

      In graphical systems, you will find parts of windows are often
scrolled by using two scroll bars.  One is for scrolling up or down,
and the other is for scrolling left or right.  This never allows the
user to scroll both up or down and left or right at the same time.
It always takes two operations by the user if they want to change
their view down and to the right for example.

      The solution is another controlling button on the window that
allows the two-way scrolling described above.  This button would be
located beside and below the two scroll bars as shown in the Figure.

      When the user presses the mouse button while the pointer is
located on the upper-left half of this button, the window would
scroll up one unit and left one unit.  On the lower-right half of the
button, the window would scroll down one unit and right one unit.
The unit of scrolling distance could be one line or column for text
windows and one pixel for graphical windows.

This unit of scrolling distance could also be set by the user.  The
flow chart above shows these actions.