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Icon Color Match to Show State of Object Represented by Icon

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113655D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

McGuill III, AL: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for showing the user a state relationship using the container title color and the container objects color. The installation program needed to handle installing multiple products so a graphical method was devised based on the Workplace Shell*. The installation program presents the user a panel with two containers: 1) Available container 2) Installed container. The user drags the icon representing the product for installation from the Available container to the Installed container. After the user selects all of the products to install at this time, the user selects the Install push button to physically install the products.

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Icon Color Match to Show State of Object Represented by Icon

      Disclosed is a method for showing the user a state relationship
using the container title color and the container objects color.  The
installation program needed to handle installing multiple products so
a graphical method was devised based on the Workplace Shell*.  The
installation program presents the user a panel with two containers:
1) Available container 2) Installed container.  The user drags the
icon representing the product for installation from the Available
container to the Installed container.  After the user selects all of
the products to install at this time, the user selects the Install
push button to physically install the products.

      Later when the user decides to install another product, the
installation program presents the user with the same panel as above.
In the Available container are icons representing products that the
installation program is aware of.  In the Installed container are
icons representing products that the user installed previously.  The
user drags the icons to be installed from the Available container to
the Installed container.  To prevent confusing the user as to which
objects are to be installed versus those that were already installed,
a way was needed to distinguish between "installed" and "to be
installed".

      This possible confusion was prevented by visually
distinguishing between the two sets of objects: 1) Objects to be
installed 2)...