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Enhanced File-Naming Manipulation Technique

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115883D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lambert, E: AUTHOR

Abstract

This disclosure presents a Presentation Manager* user interface technique that allows users, who may have some type of hand/finger disabilities where they cannot easily manipulate the key board, to easily and quickly enter keystrokes through the mouse.

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Enhanced File-Naming Manipulation Technique

      This disclosure presents a Presentation Manager* user interface
technique that allows users, who may have some type of hand/finger
disabilities where they cannot easily manipulate the key board, to
easily and quickly enter keystrokes through the mouse.

This disclosure can best be described by an example as shown in the
Figure.
       Copy File
  Current Name:  FILE1          New Name: FILE2
  A        0
  B        1
  C        2
  D        3
  E        4          CLICK HERE TO BEGIN/END
  F        5
  G        6          DELETE TEXT
  H        7          DELETE LAST CHARACTER
  I        8          DUPLICATE TEXT
  J        9
  .
  .
  Z
          OK        CANCEL     HELP
  Figure.  Example Window

      In this example, the user is about to make a copy of FILE1 to
FILE2.  The user would select the copy command and then be presented
with this new PM user interface technique.  The user will do the
following to make a copy of the file:
  1.  Use the mouse left-button to click on the CLICK HERE TO
BEGIN/END
       button.  This starts and ends the copy process.
  2.  Use the mouse to POSITION the pointer over the F, I, L, E, and
2
       to spell out the new file name.  Note that the user does not
have
       to click on the button to sele...