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A method similar as command line to control the desktop tool using keyboard

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201494D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-11
Document File: 3 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Related People

Junchao Ji: INVENTOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to implement a panel for all Adobe tools that allows users to control all (or most) functions in command line. Using a command line is more efficient and often more user-friendly than the User Interface (UI) when working in Adobe products. This supplements the functionality of any keyboard shortcuts.

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Title

A method similar as command line to control the desktop tool using keyboard

Inventor/Author

Junchao Ji

Summary

Disclosed is a method to implement a panel for all Adobe tools that allows users to control all (or most) functions in command line. Using a command line is more efficient and often more user-friendly than the User Interface (UI) when working in Adobe products. This supplements the functionality of any keyboard shortcuts.

Background

Many users prefer to use a command line while performing design work in Adobe products. In addition, keyboard shortcuts may be less efficient or difficult for disabled users to execute as the shortcuts require both a mouse drag and a click. A command line is optimally efficient; therefore, it needs to be more readily accessible to all users.

Prior Art/Solutions

·         One known feature presents a dialog into which the user types the UI menu item name for the application to execute. This feature executes only the simple command and the user cannot enter parameters. The disclosed solution offers more functionality.

·         An existing editor in the Adobe tools allows the user to enter statements for execution. The drawback is that the system stores these statements in a single file. This is good for reusing some repeatable actions, but this is in a document and not a dialog or panel users can easily trigger.

The disclosed solution accommodates users who prefer to use the console to control the tool more quickly.

Description

Most Adobe tools support JavaScript* or ExtendScript** which do much of work for the tool.
The feature utilizes a Shoc...