Window Control During Cursor Positioning
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A method is described for use in an interactive data processing system which controls how data fields are scrolled in a windowing application. Most windowing applications will perform horizontal scrolling to ensure that the hardware display cursor is always visible within the display window. This can create the following conditions if the data displayed is in a field format. A panel containing six input fields is displayed in Fig. 1. The window 10 has been sized such that only the left three fields are visible. The cursor 11 is in the top left field. When the operator presses the tab key, the cursor 11 will move to the first position in the top right field, creating the undesirable condition shown in Fig. 2. As shown in Fig.