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Enhanced visibility of icons and other types of menu items is provided by increasing size and or skew or both of one or more icons or menu items in a generally inverse relation to proximity of a cursor image address to particular icons or menu items. Increase of size enhances user recognition of an ordinarily small menu item or icon and simultaneously provides the effect of stabilizing cursor position during selection without affecting linearity of response to a graphic input device. Skew and repeated expansion may be used to attract user attention while repeated expansion simplifies icon manipulation by the user in determining a response to a mandatory input demand from an application.

Title
Method and apparatus for improving visibility and selectability of icons
Application Number
390323
Publication Number
5736974
Application Date
April 1, 1996
Publication Date
April 7, 1998
Inventor
Edwin Joseph Selker
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Whitham Curtis Whitham & McGinn
Agent
Stephen C Kaufman
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G09G 5/08
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