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Short/ Full Context Menus

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122730D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lee, RE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a technique for filtering actions that appear in contextual menus in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional approaches.

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Short/ Full Context Menus

      Provided is a technique for filtering actions that appear in
contextual menus in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional
approaches.

      Users are provided with conventional features for context menu
interface techniques.  In addition, users are provided with the
following extensions:
      O  A "short context menus" option, which results in displaying
a minimum level of functionality in context and cascaded menus for
novice or casual end users
      O  Applications initially configured for the Short Context
Menus option
      O  A "full context menus" option, which displays all
functionality in context and cascaded menus for expert users
      Customization techniques to allow the user to modify the
content of context or cascade menus

      Benefits to the end user include new functionality and
flexibility, easier initial use of the system, easier learning, and
improved usability.

      Disclosed anonymously.