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Menu Restore Function Key

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040382D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bullock, GR Copenhaver, MA [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to provide the user with the means of restoring initial default values to the fields of an editable parametric menu. In previous versions of the DisplayWrite word processing program, when the operator entered data for a menu option, the data area belonging to the calling application was updated immediately with this new data. If the operator wanted to restore the menu options that were changed, he/she had to cancel the menu. This method of handling user input has at least three disadvantages: 1. The calling application is forced to have logic to recognize the situation where options were changed, but the menu was cancelled. 2.