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Customization Techniques for Graphical Interfaces

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121164D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Torres, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Provided is a technique for end-user customization of graphical interfaces in order to solve problems with current implementations.

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Customization Techniques for Graphical Interfaces

      Provided is a technique for end-user customization of graphical
interfaces in order to solve problems with current implementations.

      End-users are provided with conventional application
functionality and user interface capability.  Standard and common
functions are mapped to the action bar and its associated pulldowns.
In addition, users are provided with the following enhancements:
     A value-set control on the application window for
     unique actions
     A "bells and whistles" icon on the value set
     A "bells and whistles" menu that provides access to
     other non-standard actions
     Direct manipulation features to allow movement of
     choices from the "bells and whistles" menu to the value
     set of the application window and vice-versa

      The capabilities allow end users to interact with conventional
functions in a conventional way.  The user can tailor access to the
application unique functions by changing the user interface layer
from which the function can be accessed.  Frequently used functions
can be moved to provide easy and quick access.

      The benefits of these techniques include an approach for
standardization of access to common and application unique functions,
access to layered application unique functions, direct manipulation
customization of access, and reduced worksteps for access to
customized function.

      Discl...