Multidirectional cursor motion
Electronic typewriter with means for positioning the typed member
Electronic typewriter with removable display cursor Patent #: 4624587
ApplicationNo. 07/073730 filed on 07/15/1987
US Classes:345/160, Cursor key345/168, Including keyboard400/83DISPLAYING TYPEWRITER-FORMED REPRESENTATION OF PRINT-LINE
ExaminersPrimary: Caldwell, Sr., John W.
Assistant: Oberley, Alvin E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06F 3/023 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1986-07-15 JP
AbstractIn an input control device for use with an electric typewriter, word processor or computer, provided are a special back key which inputs the command for moving a visual indicator in a direction toward the beginning of a line of data, and a special advance key which inputs the command for moving the indicator in a direction toward the end of the line. With the special back key depressed, the indicator is moved to the beginning of the line when the indicator is within a data string and to the end of data string when the indicator is outside the data string. With the special advance key depressed, the indicator is moved to the end of the data string when the indicator is positioned within the data string except at the end of the data string and to the end of the line when the indicator is outside the data string except at the end of the data string.