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Patrick Michael Volk, Michael Breed Robin, Edwin Thorne III, JoGene Kapell: Systems and methods for a customizable sprite-based graphical user interface. Microsoft Corporation, Jones & Askew, September 30, 1997: US05673401 (259 worldwide citation)

An object-oriented system for generating and displaying control items that allow users of an interactive network to recognize and select control functions via a graphical user interface. The manipulation of the control items on a display screen is linked to a set-top terminal associated with the int ...


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Edwin Thorne III, Patrick Michael Volk: Method of selecting a displayed control item. Microsoft Corporation, Jones & Askew, September 8, 1998: US05805165 (133 worldwide citation)

A method that enables focus to be given to a displayed control item when a cursor is positioned within a predetermining activating area outside of the outer edges of the displayed control item. More particularly, the computer-implemented method for selecting a displayed control item on a display scr ...