Patent Number: 6,169,548

Title: Easily dismissed message windows

Abstract: A method and system for efficiently dismissing displayed message windows or dialog boxes in a data processing system which includes a graphical pointing device and a moveable cursor controlled by physical movement of the graphical pointing device. Each time a message window or dialog box is displayed, the position of the moveable cursor is monitored. A slight oscillation or "wiggle" in the position of the moveable cursor is then utilized to dismiss the message window or dialog box, eliminating the requirement that specific elements within the display be selected by the user in order to dismiss the message window.

Inventors: Haynes; Thomas Richard (Apex, NC)

Assignee: International Business Machine Corporation

International Classification: G06F 3/023 (20060101); G06F 013/00 (); G06F 003/02 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018