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Group Enable Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113745D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Andrew, C: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for displaying several groups of object settings in a notebook style window displaying settings used by a number of selected objects. Only one of the displayed groups of settings can be manipulated by the user at a time, but the results of such manipulation on the settings page are applied to all of the selected objects.

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Group Enable Control

      Disclosed is a method for displaying several groups of object
settings in a notebook style window displaying settings used by a
number of selected objects.  Only one of the displayed groups of
settings can be manipulated by the user at a time, but the results of
such manipulation on the settings page are applied to all of the
selected objects.

      For example, as shown in the Figure, a common settings notebook
page applies to selected objects in Folder 2.  Each of several group
box controls is delimited by a rectangle 10.  A radio button 12 is
used to toggle the group enable control associated with each group
box control between an enabled state, in which all of the controls
within the group enable control are enabled, and a disabled state, in
which all of the controls within the group enable control are
disabled.  In the disabled state, the appearance of the controls is
shown in a half tone indicated in by lighter lines in the Figure.
Thus, in this example, the template property has been enabled by
selecting the associated radio button, and the user has modified all
of the selected objects to have the template attribute.  This is done
without affecting the icons or the title of objects within the group.

      This method can be used together with the concept of a "perfect
save," in which changes to settings made by the user take effect
immediately, without a requirement for further confirmation from the
user.  In a "perfect...