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1. AU2010216342 - Command user interface for displaying multiple sections of software functionality controls

Office Australia
Application Number 2010216342
Application Date 22.01.2010
Publication Number 2010216342
Publication Date 28.07.2011
Publication Kind B2
IPC
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048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces
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14Digital output to display device
G06F 9/44
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9Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
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44Arrangements for executing specific programs
CPC
G06F 3/0481
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048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
0481based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
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G06F 9/451
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G06F 3/04817
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01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
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G06F 3/14
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14Digital output to display device ; ; Cooperation and interconnection of the display device with other functional units
G06F 3/147
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
14Digital output to display device ; ; Cooperation and interconnection of the display device with other functional units
147using display panels
Applicants Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
Inventors Butcher, Aaron Michael
Dean, Erin Elizabeth
Harris, Jensen M.
Satterfield, Jesse Clay
Agents Davies Collison Cave Pty Ltd
Priority Data 12372386 17.02.2009 US
Title
(EN) Command user interface for displaying multiple sections of software functionality controls
Abstract
(EN)
To increase command-access efficiency and to optimize a user's available user interface work space, an improved user interface is provided for displaying logical groupings of selectable software functionality controls that are associated with one or more selected top-level functionalities. Upon selection of a top-level functionality tab, selectable functionalities associated with the top-level functionality tab are divided into logical groupings and are presented in a customizable functionality control section below the tab. Upon selection of a different top-level functionality tab, selectable functionalities associated with the subsequently selected top-level functionality tab may either replace the first functionality control section or may be displayed in a separate functionality control section adjacent to the first functionality control section if real estate is available in the user interface.