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A technique to visually display all command bar actions to facilitate user searches through pulldowns to overcome the deficiencies of conventional command bar approaches is described.
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Command Bar "Show All" Action
A technique to visually display all command bar actions to facilitate user
searches through pulldowns to overcome the deficiencies of conventional
command bar approaches is described.
A key to display all command bar-pulldown selections simultaneously is
provided. The user can move the selection cursor to select an action from the
set of all actions displayed. When the action is selected, the "show all" is cleared
from the screen. As required, accelerators are displayed on a selective basis to
allow the pulldowns to be displayed. Similarly, pulldowns can be displayed in
reduced fonts or in an overlapped manner to allow all information to be
The benefits to the end user are a 1-key sequence to facilitate searching for
actions in the pulldowns. The technique facilitates learning of command bar
groupings for novice users.