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Provided is a technique which allows larger information density for menus and form-like panels in order to overcome the deficiencies of current display techniques.
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Provided is a technique which allows larger information density for menus
and form-like panels in order to overcome the deficiencies of current display
The user is provided with conventional function and user
interface techniques for entry, list, graphic or other types of
fields. The function and user interface is enhanced by the
-- Allow fields to be represented via icons or other graphic forms
-- Allow each field to be selected, and when selected to "open"
and reveal the field and its content
-- Deselection of the field closes the field/content and restores
The user can select via mouse, keyboard, or other device in an automatic
manner, i.e., "touching" the icon which opens the field. The user can select more
than one field to be opened. In some cases, the user may be able to enter data
or make selections directly on the field's icon/graphic.
The benefits to the user include new function, improved flexibility, increased
screen space and usability, and reduced navigation due to more densely