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Extension of H to Hawaii Keyboard Navigation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121225D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fleming, SS: AUTHOR

Abstract

This invention extends current techniques to support backwards navigation and navigation to the second letter of an item in single selection lists in pop-up windows.

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Extension of H to Hawaii Keyboard Navigation

      This invention extends current techniques to support
backwards navigation and navigation to the second letter of an item
in single selection lists in pop-up windows.

      Many current systems support H to Hawaii techniques for
keyboard navigation.  In the H to Hawaii technique, typing a letter
moves the cursor to the next item beginning with that letter.  This
technique is insensitive to the case of the letter in the item.  In
other words, it is not necessary to hold down the shift key to move
to a capitalized item.

      It is important that any invention support existing techniques.
In pop-up windows, the "Alt" key plus a letter may be used to
navigate between fields in the pop-up windows.

      Thus, the Shift key and the Ctrl key are available for
additional function.  Note that the system can internally distinguish
between the presence of "caps lock" and the pressing of the shift
key.

      In this invention, when the user presses the Shift key plus a
letter, this results in backwards navigation to an item in a list.
When the user presses the Ctrl key plus a letter, this results in
navigation to an item whose second letter matches the key pressed.

      To navigate backwards using the second letter, the user may
hold both the Shift and Ctrl keys down.

      Note the Ctrl key technique for navigation using the second
letter cannot be used in primary windows where accelerators are
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