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Window Navigation using a Single Scroll Bar with Split Page Icon

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113744D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Helmer, TE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A program is disclosed that allows the user to navigate through a window using a single scroll bar. This method allows complete navigation without the need for the user to move from the vertical scroll bar to the horizontal scroll bar. This method uses a split page icon in the vertical scroll bar to control the horizontal movement. This method can be used in document, database, spreadsheet and other applications requiring windowing.

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Window Navigation using a Single Scroll Bar with Split Page Icon

      A program is disclosed that allows the user to navigate through
a window using a single scroll bar.  This method allows complete
navigation without the need for the user to move from the vertical
scroll bar to the horizontal scroll bar.  This method uses a split
page icon in the vertical scroll bar to control the horizontal
movement.  This method can be used in document, database, spreadsheet
and other applications requiring windowing.

      The page icon in the vertical scroll bars split into two parts,
right and left.  This icon is used to control the horizontal
direction.  A mouse or other 2 or 3 button pointing device is used to
select the page icon.  Call-backs are set up between the desktop
application manager and the position application.  These call-backs
control the movement of the window depending on the position of the
cursor, the mouse button pushed, direction of mouse movement and
relative percentage of movement.

      When the cursor is in the page icon of the scroll bar and a
mouse button is pushed, the positioning application is called.  Data
on the mouse button pushed, portion of the page icon selected,
movement direction and relative movement is collected.  This data is
passed to the positioning application and used to determine the
movement of the window according to the following logic.
  o  If the left half of the icon is selected using the left mouse
     button then move the window view to the left.  This applies to 2
     and 3 button mouses.
  o  If the right half of the icon is selected using the right mouse
     button then move the window view to t...