04686522 is referenced by 207 patents and cites 3 patents.

A method is described for editing graphic objects in an interactive draw graphic system which selectively displays a menu of available editing actions in response to operation of one mouse button by the operator and allows the operator to cursor select the specific edit action from the menu to be made active by operating a second mouse key. The operator may also cursor select the object to be edited by operation of the second mouse key. Once the editing action is selected and made active, the menu is hidden (not displayed) and the editing action remains active in the system until positive steps are taken by the operator to either terminate the edit function or change the active editing action. The operator, therefore, does not have to return to the selection process after each specific editing operation. The previous editing operation is implied for the next edit operation.

Title
Method of editing graphic objects in an interactive draw graphic system using implicit editing actions
Application Number
6/703161
Publication Number
4686522
Application Date
February 19, 1985
Publication Date
August 11, 1987
Inventor
John S Wang
Austin
TX, US
Carol S Himelstein
Austin
TX, US
Irene H Hernandez
Austin
TX, US
Agent
James H Barksdale
Richard E Cummins
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G09G 1/16
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