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Method of Multiple Selection of Icons on a Computer Display by Using a Pointing Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057580D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Oshiyama, T Tsutsui, K [+details]

Abstract

The present method of multiple selection of icons on a computer display by using a pointing device, such as a mouse, comprises the steps of: (a) clicking the pointing device 2 (that is, depressing and releasing quickly a switch 1 of the pointing device 2) when a pointer 3 of the pointing device 2 is on an icon 4 which is first selected. (b) then, dragging the device 2 (that is, depressing the switch 1 of the pointing device 2 while moving the pointing device 2) while the pointer 3 of the pointing device 2 moves from the outside or the inside of one icon to the inside or the outside of other icons 5 which are subsequently selected.