04698625 is referenced by 231 patents and cites 8 patents.

A technique is disclosed which facilitates the selection by a user of a graphic object on a display screen. Selection is by means of a pointing cursor which is moved about the display screen by means of a pointing device having a select button. When the pointing cursor is brought within a predetermined distance of a graphic object, the point on the graphic object closest to the pointing cursor is highlighted to show the user that that graphic object would be selected if the select button were pressed. If the user presses the select button when a point on a graphic object is highlighted, the entire graphic object is highlighted to indicate that it has been selected.

Title
Graphic highlight adjacent a pointing cursor
Application Number
6/739371
Publication Number
4698625
Application Date
May 30, 1985
Publication Date
October 6, 1987
Inventor
John S Wang
Travis County
TX, US
Rex A McCaskill
Travis County
TX, US
Agent
C Lamont Whitham
Assignee
International Business Machines
NY, US
IPC
G09G 1/16
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