Method and system for facilitating access to selectable elements on a graphical user interface

  • US 5,963,950 A
  • Filed: 06/26/1996
  • Issued: 10/05/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/26/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for facilitating the selection of at least one selectable element from a multiplicity of lexically unordered selectable elements on a graphical user interface (GUI) having a plurality of elements, at least one of the multiplicity of selectable elements having a character portion, said method comprising the computer implemented steps of:

  • receiving one or more characters from a character based input keyboard device;

    comparing said one or more characters received from said character based input keyboard device with said character portion from one or more of said multiplicity of lexically unordered selectable elements; and

    matching said one or more characters received from said character based input keyboard device with said character portion of at least one selectable element within said multiplicity of lexically unordered selectable elements.

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