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Supplemental Mechanism to Indicate Non-Displayed Content Beyond Window Borders

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022349D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

In a graphical user interface, it is common for information to exceed the boundaries of a window; however, users are frequently unaware that additional information exists in portions of the window that must be scrolled to in order to be viewed, even when scroll bar controls appear on the window. Users may benefit from an additional supplementary display mechanism that captures attention and indicates that more content is available for viewing beyond the window borders.