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Methods to facilitate user with KeyStrokes to perform regular required actions like viewing unread messages, pre-configuring mailing list and adjusting movable frames of an application.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240302D
Publication Date: 2015-Jan-21
Document File: 7 page(s) / 125K

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Abstract

The embodiment proposes methods assisting productivity improvements for the user while working with email application using certain Keystrokes and Keytips for regularly used Features.

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Methods to facilitate user with KeyStrokes to perform regular required actions like viewing unread messages, pre-configuring mailing list and adjusting movable frames of an application.


1. Today users deal with lot of messages in their Inbox and do have lot of personal folders created to manage their messages. Users have many email rules created for managing messages, where some rules are for moving messages to particular folders.

In an Inbox / Folder / view, with or without preview pane open, there are minimum 20-30 messages displayed at a time which includes read/unread messages. Each day user receives many messages in Inbox / Folder / view, and open some of them to read. Still user may be left with some messages those are in unread state. User choose unread ONLY option for viewing unread messages. For accessing ONLY unread messages, there are options available using menu options or RMB (Right Mouse Button) click options. What about if user is fond of using keyboard and never uses mouse to work with applications? Either the user has to scroll to the unread messages or use the Tab sequence to reach to the option which is used to view only unread messages. This action is time consuming in considering current busy schedule of user.

This is solved by a generic keystroke (say for e.g Alt+U). this will list ONLY unread messages in Inbox / Folder / view.


2. User has many regular contacts in contact list and send many messages in a day to regular person/group. Each time user has to enter person/group name in To, Cc or Bcc for sending message. There are options available to predefine regularly used contacts. Where user can assign a number/character to contact (name/group). User can enter the same in To, Cc or Bcc field of new memo or forwarding message and list will be populated. To perform this task user has to perform 3 steps (Open Inbox, Click New Message, Enter To or Cc or Bcc). Even if mouser (pointed) devise is not in use, user has to execute 3 steps to perform this task.

This is solved by a generic keystroke (say for e.g. predefined set of regularly used contacts.) This keystroke will open a new message with predefined set of contacts populated in 'To' Or 'Cc' Or 'Bcc' fields.


3. Application display impacts user's daily routine work and it is dependent on how much comfortable user is with current display of application. Depending on conformability user changes that on regular or task basis. For e.g reposition of preview pane, some user likes to keep it at bottom/side. There are options available like drag /click to reposition the movable frames. What if mouse (pointed) device is not in use.

This is solved by a generic keystroke (say for eg. Cntrl+Alt+S (side), Cntrl+Alt+B(bottom) and Cntrl+Alt+U(Up).

This will serve the purpose for the users who are keyboard freak, as well the mouse addicted users, would be facilitated at times, when the mouse is out of service, user can use generic keys for any above scenarios.

Propose KeyStroke...