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The Viewable Object Processor of the present invention utilizes object handles that allow users to perform operations on windows and other viewable objects (e.g., move or resize a window) without having to depress a key (or key sequence) on a keyboard or a button on a pointing device such as a mouse. Essentially, object handles are specialized regions created on a display screen. Associated with each object handle is a particular geometric shape and a object handle type. The shape of each object handle identifies the bounds of the particular object handle. To perform an operation on a viewable object, a user need only cause the cursor to enter into the object handle region of a handle that corresponds to the operation that the user wishes to perform.

Title
Ergonomic viewable object processor
Application Number
8/357678
Publication Number
6204845 (B1)
Application Date
December 16, 1994
Publication Date
March 20, 2001
Inventor
Edwin Ernest Burris
Rochester
MN, US
Cary Lee Bates
Rochester
MN, US
Agent
Steven W Roth
US
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 3/14
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