Assistant displaying method

Application Number: 00104924
Application Date: 2000.03.30
Publication Number: 1270350
Publication Date: 2000.10.18
Priority Information: 1999/4/9 JP 102424/99
International: G06F3/02
Applicant(s) Name: IBM Corp.
Inventor(s) Name: Sen Yingjun;Xiong Muchun;D. Savin
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: wang yong
Abstract The object of the present invention is to provide a help display method for displaying a function and operation method of an operation unit furnished in electronic equipment on a display screen so that a user can easily and quickly know the function and operation method of a specific operation unit. The frequency for a user to attempt to operate a specific operation unit(centre button) among the operation unit is always counted. Moreover, when the operation frequency of the specific operation unit(centre button) reaches a set value before the user operates another operation unit, a help panel for explaining the function and the operation method of the specific operation unit=(centre button) is displayed.