Slider and Button Controls for Graphical User Interface
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-19
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.