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The Implementation Method of Status Keys on Software Keyboards

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015535D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Feb-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to lock/unlock status keys (Shift key, Control key and Alt key) on software keyboards. Using this method, users can select "Single Lock" or "Multiple Lock" for the status keys on software keyboards. 1. Single Lock (Unlocked automatically) In case that a user clicks a status key (e.g. Shift key), the status is locked and the next key is input with the status. Then the status is automatically unlocked to normal mode. (example)