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Index

Symbols

... ellipses for menu items, 1

A

acknowledged, alarm status value, 1
Action menus, 1
action windows, 1, 2, 3, 4
command buttons, 1
ellipsis in, 1
title text, 1
active alarms, 1
Add-and-Remove idiom, 1, 2
button graphics, 1
chosen list, 1
commands in, 1
layout, 1
mnemonics, 1
original list, 1
additional instructions in wizards, 1
additional menus, 1
alarm conditions, 1
alarm graphics, 1
badge, as a, 1
levels of severity, 1
position, 1
size, 1
symbol, as a, 1
alarm status, 1
alarm views, 1, 2
context-sensitive help, 1
alarms
as events, 1
levels of severity, 1
severity of, 1
status values, 1
alarms and events, 1, 2
alert boxes, 1
See also dialog boxes 1
in wizards, 1
alerting users in wizards, 1, 2
alerting users to object state changes, 1
aligning elements for wizards, 1
alternatives to wizards, 1
appearance of tables, 1
applications
characteristics of well-designed, 1
efficiency, 1
logical organization in, 1
predictability, 1
responsiveness, 1
scalability, 1
application-wide modes, 1
automatic row sorting, 1
available menu items, 1

B

Back button in wizards, 1
basic event, defined, 1
behavior, 1, 2
designing for wizards, 1, 2
modes, 1, 2
behavior of property windows, 1, 2
behavioral characteristics of property windows, 1
benchmarks for response delays, 1
bottom pane in wizards, 1, 2
horizontal separator, 1
navigation buttons, 1
branching in steps, 1
Browse idiom, 1
mnemonic, 1
button graphics in Add-and-Remove idioms, 1

C

Cancel button in wizards, 1
capitalization in menus, 1
cell alignment in tables, 1
cell selection model, See cell-selection tables 1
cell-selection tables, 1, 2
commands for, 1
editing, 1
centering in column headers, 1
characteristics of property windows, 1
characteristics of responsiveness, 1
checking user input for errors, 1
choosing
property window types, 1
window types, 1
chosen list, in Add-and-Remove idiom, 1
Close button
in inspecting property windows, 1
in property windows, 1
in wizards, 1
Close item, File menu, 1
closed, alarm status value, 1
collapsed container, 1
column headers, centering, 1
column reordering idiom, 1
column resizing idiom, 1
column sort indicator, 1
column width in tables, 1
command buttons, 1
for non-inspecting property windows, 1
in action windows, 1
in inspecting property windows, 1
in non-inspecting property windows, 1, 2
command placement in tables, 1, 2
commands for row-selection tables, 1
commands, stopping, 1
common menus, 1
complex filtering and searching, 1
complex procedures using wizards, 1
computational performance, 1
confirmation pages, 1
Container-and-Contents idiom, 1
containers
collapsed, 1
expanded, 1
hierarchy of, 1
in a tree table, 1
context-sensitive help in alarm views, 1
contextual menus, 1, 2
and drop-down menus, 1
guidelines, 1
menu items, 1
pointer positions, 1
control-click to select multiple objects, 1
conventions for menu items, 1, 2
creating complex objects using wizards, 1
critical, alarm severity, 1
current primary window, 1
current window reuse, 1

D

deciding to create a wizard, 1
dedicated property windows, 1, 2
defaults in wizard user-input areas, 1
delivering wizards, 1
dependencies when using wizards, 1
designing
installation wizards, 1
wizard behavior, 1, 2
wizard pages, 1
detailed alarm views, 1, 2
dialog boxes, 1
dimensions for a wizard, 1
dimming menu items, 1
display objects in separate windows, 1
displaying steps in wizards, 1
down, alarm severity, 1
dragging to select multiple objects, 1
drop-down arrows, appearance in tables, 1
drop-down menus, 1
duplicate window operation, 1
dynamic time management, 1

E

Edit menu, 1
Paste Special item, 1
Properties item, 1
editing
cell-selection tables, 1
row-selection tables, 1, 2
editing area, for tables, 1
editing models for tables, 1
efficiency in an application, 1
elements in menus, 1, 2
ellipsis for menu items, 1
ellipsis in action windows, 1
embedded wizards, 1
positioning, 1
starting, 1
title text, 1
entering large amounts of data, 1
errors, checking user input for, 1
event log, 1
events
defined, 1
logging, 1
maximum response delays, 1
events and alarms, 1, 2
Exit item, File menu, 1
expanded container, 1
external editing model
commands for row-selection tables, 1
for row-selection tables, 1, 2
external resources, menu items for, 1

F

feedback
determining whether to provide, 1
operational, 1
providing correct visual, 1
types for operations of 1 second or longer, 1
File menu, 1, 2
Close item, 1
Exit item, 1
File Properties item, 1
Most Recently Used (MRU) list item, 1
New item, 1, 2
Open item, 1
Preferences item, 1
Print item, 1
window management, 1, 2
File Properties item, File menu, 1
file-chooser dialog box, 1
filtering, 1, 2
complex, 1
list-based, 1
stopping, 1
Finish button in wizards, 1
fixed, alarm status value, 1

G

golden mean in primary windows, 1
graphics for menu items, 1
graphics in alarms, 1
graphics in wizards, 1
dimensions, 1
related to steps, 1
resizing, 1
grid lines, in tables, 1
groups of menu items, 1

H

Help button in wizards, 1
Help menu, 1
help text in wizards, 1
left pane with steps, 1
hierarchical sort in tree tables, 1
hierarchy of containers, 1
highlighting
current steps, 1
steps in wizards, 1
horizontal separator
bottom pane in wizards, 1
in wizard pages, 1

I

icon pane, monitored-entities view, 1
identically named objects and views, 1
identifying a wizard page, 1
idioms, 1, 2
Add-and-Remove, 1
Browse, 1
Container-and-Contents, 1
defined, 1
for tables, 1, 2
for text fields and lists, 1, 2
Key Search, 1
viewing hierarchies, 1
inactive alarms, 1
indeterminate-progress bar, 1
See also progress bar 1
inspecting property windows, 1, 2, 3
Close button, 1
installation wizards, 1
designing, 1
tasks, 1
installing software using wizards, 1
instructions in wizards, 1
internal editing model, for row-selection tables, 1
commands, 1

K

Key Search idiom, 1
keyboard focus in the right wizard pane, 1
keyboard shortcuts, 1, 2
keyboard traversal order of wizard pages, 1

L

Last button in wizards, 1
layout of Add-and-Remove idioms, 1
layout of property windows, 1, 2
leaf node, in a tree table, 1
left pane in wizards, 1, 2
contents, 1
graphics, 1
help text, 1
list of steps, 1
steps and help text, 1
steps that branch, 1
tabs, 1
levels of severity
alarm graphics, 1
in alarms, 1
list of steps in wizards, 1
displaying, 1
list-based filtering and searching, 1
lists, idioms for, 1, 2
location for installation wizards, 1
logging events, 1
logical organization in an application, 1
looping in steps, 1

M

main column, in chosen list of Add-and-Remove idiom, 1
main instructions in wizards, 1
major, alarm severity, 1
maximum response delays for events, 1
MDI applications, 1
measured-progress bar, 1
See also progress bar 1
measuring response delays, 1
menu items
available, 1
conventions, 1, 2
dimming, 1
ellipsis, 1
for context menus, 1
graphics, 1
grouping, 1
interacting with external resources, 1
separators, 1
table commands as, 1
unavailable, 1
menu titles, 1
menus, 1, 2
capitalization, 1
common drop-down, 1
elements, 1, 2
keyboard shortcuts, 1, 2
mnemonics, 1, 2
minor, alarm severity, 1
mnemonics, 1, 2
navigation buttons in wizards, 1
modal dialog box, See modal secondary window 1
modal secondary window
overriding behavior, 1
modeless secondary window, 1, 2
modes, 1, 2
application-wide, 1
tool palettes, set from, 1
monitored entity, 1
monitored-entities view
supplementing information, 1
monitored-entities views, 1, 2
icon pane, 1
tree, 1
Most Recently Used (MRU) list, File menu, 1
MRU, See Most Recently Used 1
Multiple Document Interface applications, 1
multiple objects, selecting, 1
multiple-use action windows, command buttons, 1

N

navigation buttons in wizards, 1, 2, 3
dimmed, 1
mnemonics, 1
order of, 1
navigation instructions in wizards, 1
New menu item
File menu, 1, 2
variations, 1
with submenu, 1
new primary window, 1
New Window menu item, 1, 2
Next button
in wizard pages, 1
in wizards, 1
non-dedicated property windows, 1, 2
non-inspecting property windows, 1, 2
command buttons, 1, 2
OK or Apply button, 1
Reset button, 1
numbering steps in wizards, 1

O

Object menus, 1
object state changes, alerting users, 1
objects
alerting users to changes, 1
display in separate windows, 1
filtering, 1, 2
in user interfaces, 1
placing in separate windows, 1
properties, 1
searching, 1, 2
selecting multiple, 1
setting the state of, 1
two or more open at the same time, 1
window titles for multiple views, 1
with identical names, 1
working with large sets, 1
OK and Cancel buttons in property windows, 1
OK or Apply button in non-inspecting property windows, 1
open a new window, default, 1
Open in Current Window menu item, 1
Open menu item
File menu, 1
variations, 1
open, alarm status value, 1
opening objects in new windows, 1
operational feedback, 1
optional common menus, 1
order of navigation buttons, 1
original list, in Add-and-Remove idiom, 1
overriding modal secondary window behavior, 1
overview pages, 1

P

pages
in wizards, 1, 2
order in a wizard, 1
See also Wizard pages 1
Paste Special item, 1
perceived performance, 1
performance in responsive applications, 1
plain windows, 1
pointer feedback, 1
pointer positions for contextual menus, 1
positioning secondary windows, 1
positioning wizards, 1
predictability in an application, 1
Preferences item, File menu, 1
prerequisites for using wizards, 1
primary windows, 1, 2
changing presentation of data, 1
closing the current, 1
creating a new, 1
current, 1
golden mean, 1
new, 1
opening an exiting object in, 1
opening and creating objects in, 1
reusing the current, 1
single, 1
status bars in, 1
title bars in, 1
toolbars in, 1
Print item, File menu, 1
Print Options dialog box, 1
progress animation feedback, 1
progress bar, 1
in wizards, 1
progress checklist, 1
in wizards, 1
progress pages, 1
providing feedback, 1
Stop button, 1, 2
Properties item, Edit menu, 1
properties, of objects, 1
property values, updating interdependent, 1
property windows, 1, 2, 3, 4
behavior of, 1, 2
behavioral characteristics, 1
characteristics of, 1
choosing the right type, 1
Close button, 1
layout of, 1, 2
reopening, 1
restoring the state of, 1

Q

quotation marks in button names, 1

R

reasonable defaults in user-input areas, 1
reopening secondary windows, 1
reordering column idiom, 1
repeated-use property window
required and optional buttons, 1
requirements pages, 1
Reset button in non-inspecting property windows, 1
resizing
columns, 1
graphics in wizards, 1
wizards, 1
responding to user requests, 1
response delays, 1
benchmarks, 1
measuring, 1
short, 1
tools for measuring, 1
responsiveness, 1
as part of performance, 1
characteristics of, 1
computational performance, 1
defined, 1
in an application, 1
response delays, 1
scalability, 1
scrolling, 1
restoring the state of property windows, 1
reusing the current window, 1, 2
right pane in wizards, 1, 2
additional instructions, 1
instructions, 1
navigation instructions, 1
subtitles, 1
user-input areas, 1
row sorting, 1
automatic, 1
in a tree table, 1
row-selection tables
commands, 1
editing, 1, 2
external editing model, 1, 2
internal editing model, 1
ruling lines in table rows, 1

S

scalability
in an application, 1
in performance, 1
scrolling and high responsiveness, 1
searching
complex, 1
for objects, 1, 2
Key Search idiom, 1
list-based, 1
stopping, 1
secondary windows, 1
positioning, 1
reopening, 1
selecting
in tables, 1
multiple objects, 1
selection models for tables, 1
separators for menu items, 1
setting the state of
objects, 1
windows, 1
severity levels in alarms, 1
shift-click to select multiple objects, 1
short response delays, 1
shortcuts, See keyboard shortcuts 1
single primary window, 1
single-use action windows, command buttons, 1
single-use property window
required and optional buttons, 1
sizing wizards, 1
sort indicators, 1
sorting rows, 1
in a tree table, 1
spacing conventions for wizards, 1
stable sort, 1
standalone wizards, 1
starting, 1
title text, 1
starting wizards, 1
status animation
See progress animation 1
status bars in primary windows, 1
status values for alarms, 1
steps
and help text in wizards, 1
branching in wizards, 1
highlighting the current, 1
in wizards, 1
numbering in wizards, 1
Stop button in progress pages, 1, 2
stopping
commands, 1
operations in wizards, 1
searches and filter operations operations, 1
stopwatch, measuring response delays, 1
striping, in tables, 1
submenu indicator, 1
subtitles in wizards, 1
underlining, 1
suffix :n for an object name, 1
summary pages, 1
supplementary columns, in chosen list of Add-and-Remove idiom, 1
supplementing monitored-entities views, 1
supporting a user's task, 1

T

tables
appearance, 1
automatic row sorting, 1
cell alignment, 1
cell selection model for, 1, 2
command placement, 1, 2
commands as menu items, 1
drop-down arrows appearance, 1
editing area, 1
editing models for, 1
external editing model, 1, 2
grid lines, 1
idioms for, 1, 2
internal editing model, 1
row sorting, 1
selecting in, 1
selection models for, 1
striping, 1
width of columns, 1
tabs in wizard left pane, 1
task, supporting a user's, 1
tasks for installation wizards, 1
terminating an operation, 1, 2
text fields, idioms for, 1, 2
text messages in wizards, 1
title bars
in primary windows, 1
in wizards, 1
title text
in action windows, 1
in wizards, 1
titles of menus, 1
titling windows, 1
tool palettes, modes set from, 1
tool tips, 1
for toolbar controls, 1
in monitored-entities views, 1
toolbars in primary windows, 1
tools for measuring response delays, 1
top-level objects, 1
tree tables, 1
container, 1
hierarchical sort, 1
leaf node, 1
selecting in, 1
sorting rows, 1
tree, monitored-entities view, 1

U

unavailable menu items, 1
underlining in subtitles, 1
Undo CommandName item, 1
unresponsive applications, 1
updating interdependent property values, 1
usability in wizards, 1
user input checks, 1
user interfaces, objects, 1
user requests, responding to, 1
user tasks, supporting in a wizard, 1
user-input areas in wizards, 1
defaults, 1
reasonable defaults, 1
user-input pages in wizards, 1
right pane, 1
utility windows, 1

V

validity check, in wizards, 1
View menu, 1
view number, 1
viewing
one object at a time, 1
two or more objects at the same time, 1
views with identical names, 1

W

wait pointer, 1
window management and the File menu, 1, 2
window reuse as the default, File menu for, 1
window titles
for identically named objects, 1
for identically named objects and views, 1
for multiple views of the same object, 1
window types, 1
choosing, 1
intended use, 1
windows, 1, 2
action, 1, 2
common menus, 1
display objects in separate, 1
duplicate window operation, 1
menus elements, 1, 2
placing objects in, 1
plain, 1
primary, 1
property, 1, 2
reusing the current, 1
secondary, 1
setting the state of, 1
top-level objects, 1
utility, 1
See also primary windows 1
wizard pages, 1, 2
additional instructions, 1
aligning elements, 1
bottom pane, 1, 2
dependency checking, 1
designing, 1, 2
graphics, 1
help text, 1
horizontal separator, 1
instructions, 1
keyboard traversal order, 1
left pane, 1, 2
list of steps, 1
navigation buttons, 1
navigation instructions, 1
Next button, 1
order of navigation buttons, 1
right pane, 1, 2
spacing conventions, 1
steps and help text, 1
steps that branch, 1
subtitles, 1
user-input areas, 1
wizards, 1, 2
alerting users, 1
alternatives to, 1
confirmation pages, 1
deciding to create, 1
delivering and starting, 1
dependencies, 1
designing behavior, 1, 2
dimensions, 1
embedded, 1
fundamentals, 1
highlighting current steps, 1
installation, 1
navigation buttons, 1, 2
numbering steps, 1
overview pages, 1
page design, 1
page order, 1
positioning and sizing, 1
progress pages, 1
requirements pages, 1
resizing, 1
resizing horizontally, 1
standalone, 1
summary pages, 1
supporting a user's task, 1
task support, 1
terminating an operation, 1, 2
title bar, 1
title text, 1
typical uses, 1
user-input pages, 1
validity check, 1

Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines: Advanced Topics.
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