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Space/Time Saving Reference Month

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114209D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cahill, LM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A solution is disclosed which provides a reference month for an electronic calendar that is quick and easy to access, can be the recipient of drag and drop, but does not take up a lot of space on the computer screen (Figure). The months and year are added to the menu bar. Clicking on a letter of the month results in a pull-down reference month. Once pulled down, the user can select a day. If the user clicks on a day, the drop-down disappears and the daily view for the selected day is displayed. If the user drags an appointment and drops it in a day, the appointment is placed on that day, but the calendar does not go to that day. Rather, the pull-down remains down. Clicking on the letter a second time (or on a different month) results in closing the pull-down.

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Space/Time Saving Reference Month

      A solution is disclosed which provides a reference month for an
electronic calendar that is quick and easy to access, can be the
recipient of drag and drop, but does not take up a lot of space on
the computer screen (Figure).  The months and year are added to the
menu bar.  Clicking on a letter of the month results in a pull-down
reference month.  Once pulled down, the user can select a day.  If
the user clicks on a day, the drop-down disappears and the daily view
for the selected day is displayed.  If the user drags an appointment
and drops it in a day, the appointment is placed on that day, but the
calendar does not go to that day.  Rather, the pull-down remains
down.  Clicking on the letter a second time (or on a different month)
results in closing the pull-down.  In addition, with "tear-off"
pulldowns, the user is able to move the pulldown to a more convenient
place on the screen.  If the user needs to go to a month in another
year, the year is changed first, and then the month is selected.  The
year is changed via clicking on one of the arrows next to the year,
the right arrow for previous years and the left arrow for future
years.