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Scrolling Tab Feature for a Notebook Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117893D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 79K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Martinez, AE: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) in the form of a notebook control with tabs which can be scrolled at the option of the user.

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Scrolling Tab Feature for a Notebook Control

      Disclosed is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) in the form of a
notebook control with tabs which can be scrolled at the option of the
user.

      A conventional notebook control is a graphical representation
of a bound notebook having a tabs extending from the top or right
edges of various pages.  An individual page is selected by clicking
on its tab with the left button of a mouse or other pointing device.

      Fig. 1 is a partial view of a notebook control including the
feature disclosed herein.  In this example, three tabs 1 are exposed
across the top of a notebook page, and the ellipsis marking 2 (...)
indicates that there is at least one additional tab, which cannot be
seen, beyond the "Text Setting" tab 3.

      Fig. 2 is a view of the notebook control of Fig. 1 after the
user has clicked on the "Text Setting" tab 4 with the left button.
Various choices associated with the "Text Setting" function are now
displayed, and an additional tab 5, labeled "Action Buttons" has been
brought into view, through a smooth scrolling motion of the tabs.
The disappearance of the ellipsis marking at the right side of the
tabs indicates that there is no additional tab beyond the rightmost
tab 5.  However, the appearance of the ellipsis marking 6 at the left
side of the tabs indicates that there is an additional tab at the
left side of the tabs.  In this example, the "Create Launchpad" tab 7
(shown in Fig. 1) has s...