Patent Number: 6,169,984

Title: Global incremental type search navigation directly from printable keyboard character input

Abstract: A user interface control implementing a global keyboard navigation system by way of printable keyboard character input to extend an incremental type search across all window components within a defined scope. A recursive search is executed to match any number of printable characters input by a user to any component name of any window component among the parent and child generations existing in a given system within a defined scope. Repeat prefix searches for subsequent window component names are executed based on a user repeating the most recently input printable character that exists in an input buffer.

Inventors: Bogdan; Jeffrey L. (Redmond, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 3/023 (20060101); G06F 3/033 (20060101); G06K 017/30 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018