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Slider and Button Controls for Graphical User Interface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011832D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention provides novel widgets for quickly accessing and changing properties of an object in a graphical user interface for a computer. We provide a visual metaphor that can be learned quickly and used intuitively, allowing a user to quickly change a property of a window or alter a parameter of a running software program, without key presses, by using minimal cursor movement, very few mouse clicks, and dragging a slider a short distance.