Dynamic Button Sizing And Control
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
This article describes a method for changing the font of function key buttons and proportionally changing the function key button shape so that all function key buttons remain displayed in a window when that window is sized smaller by the user. The function key area is the area at the bottom of a window or panel that lists available actions and their key assignments. These actions are listed with text inside of a key-shaped button. The user may invoke an action by pressing the appropriate function key or clicking on the button representing the function key with the mouse or other pointing device.