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Touch Screen Cursor Access Method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056500D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Nassimbene, E [+details]

Abstract

This invention relates to a method for the two-key stroke positioning of a cursor on a display surface utilizing a keyboard interactive terminal as a finite state machine. The method steps comprise: (1) establishing a cursor positioning mode; (2) gross positioning the cursor by stroking an original key correlated with predetermined display surface coordinates; and (3) incrementally positioning the cursor by stroking a key adjacent to the originally stroked key.