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Stealth or Hidden Widget

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117790D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jaaskelainen Jr, W: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a new class of widgets. These widgets are initially invisible widgets, but automatically react to the user whenever the mouse pointer enters the widget. The characteristics of these hidden widgets become visible or make their presence known via sound, color, or other graphical user interface actions. -----------------------------------------------:-------- | : |A|B|| | : |_|_|| | Within this window: : a :b | | :....:..| | 'A' represents the minimize button. | | 'B' represents the maximize button. | | 'a' is within the stealth widget for the | | minimize button.

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Stealth or Hidden Widget

      Disclosed is a new class of widgets.  These widgets are
initially invisible widgets, but automatically react to the user
whenever the mouse pointer enters the widget.  The characteristics of
these hidden widgets become visible or make their presence known via
sound, color, or other graphical user interface actions.
  -----------------------------------------------:--------
  |                                              :  |A|B||
  |                                              :  |_|_||
  |  Within this window:                         : a  :b |
  |                                              :....:..|
  |  'A' represents the minimize button.                 |
  |  'B' represents the maximize button.                 |
  |  'a' is within the stealth widget for the            |
  |      minimize button.                                |
  |  'b' is within the stealth widget for the            |
  |      minimize button.                                |
  |                                                      |
  |  Note that the two stealth widgets have different    |
  |  geometries even though they perform nearly identical|
  |  functions.        ...