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This invention describes a way to visually associate related
controls and labels that are not associated by visual proximity.
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Visually Associating Related Controls and Labels
Disclosed is a method for visually associating controls and labels that are related, but are not associated by visual proximity.
In User Interface design, it is usually desirable to keep controls visually close to the labels that describe them or the fields that they apply. However, in some cases, this is not possible or ideal. See Figure 1 as an example. The control on the far right (the Lock checkbox) is fairly distant from the field label it applies to on the left. In this example, it is not possible to put the Lock checkbox adjacent to the label because there is another control between them. This is especially a problem for controls and labels in the middle of this dialog (e.g., Keypad), where there is quite a bit of empty space before the control on the right. This makes it more difficult to visually connect the control on the right and the field label on the left.
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This invention provides a method for users to easily see which field that a related control applies. As the user passes the mouse over the Lock control on the far right (or its label), the field to which it applies is indicated by (for example) changing the color and underlining the field label on the left. See Figure 2 as an example. Notice that the field label "Keypad" is underlined while the mouse is hovering over the Lock checkbox associated with that field. Another...