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Dialog and Message Box Enlargement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122911D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Tadokoro, M: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a new implementation for the operation, double-clicking title bar of dialog or message box, in the current GUI (Graphical User Interface) flavored operating system for usability improvement. The new implementation is that double-clicking the title bar enlarges the dialog or message box along with the all contents of the dialog or message box in order to fit it to the maximum screen size or user-defined size. This enables the users to continue the normal operation with the enlarged dialog or message box. Double-clicking the title bar of the enlarged dialog or message box changes the size to the original.

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Dialog and Message Box Enlargement

      Disclosed is a new implementation for the operation,
double-clicking title bar of dialog or message box, in the current
GUI (Graphical User Interface) flavored operating system for
usability improvement.  The new implementation is that
double-clicking the title bar enlarges the dialog or message box
along with the all contents of the dialog or message box in order to
fit it to the maximum screen size or user-defined size.  This enables
the users to continue the normal operation with the enlarged dialog
or message box.  Double-clicking the title bar of the enlarged dialog
or message box changes the size to the original.

      Recently, as computer screen resolution is becoming large, the
actual size of images displayed on the screen is becoming small,
which decreases the visibility and usability.  Currently, available
operating systems have no effect on double-clicking the title bar of
a dialog or message box.  This new implementation enhances the
visibility, even in the screen high-resolution environment.  This can
be implemented  by either an application software or an operating
system.