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New Method of Setting Time by One Mouse Operation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118578D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Musashi, K: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a new method of setting time. Only one mouse operation enables the setting of both hour and minute without inputting numbers into hour and minute fields. It uses the graphical button like a clock, whereby the time will be changed by the position of the mouse on the button.

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New Method of Setting Time by One Mouse Operation

      Disclosed is a new method of setting time.  Only one mouse
operation enables the setting of both hour and minute without
inputting numbers into hour and minute fields.  It uses the graphical
button like a clock, whereby the time will be changed by the position
of the mouse on the button.

      The graphical button, like a clock, is shown in Fig. 1.  If the
mouse cursor touches the button, the time is changed by the cursor
position, such as in Fig. 2.  If the mouse button is clicked, the
time is changed and if the mouse cursor passes the button, the time
is not changed.  The unit of the changing time is five minutes and if
the Ctrl key is pressed, the unit changes to one minute.  If the
mouse cursor exists on the button and the Ctrl key is pressed in
AM(PM), it changes into PM(AM).