Function Key Wrap
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
This article describes a method for displaying entire sets of function keys within a screen window regardless of the size of the window by reformatting how the function keys are displayed in the window, based the size of the window. 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.