Dismiss
InnovationQ will be updated on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 10am ET - noon. You may experience brief service interruptions during that time.
Browse Prior Art Database

AUTOMATED/CUSTOMIZED METHOD FOR WINDOW TILING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013802D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 3 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Invention Requirement Background Recently, display device for PC systems has higher resolution and larger size in the view size than before. Before, when PC display has low resolution and the view port size is small, the size of all window is maximized on the screen, and user focus one window. But now, user can arrange several windows on the display device and it can be possible to see different kind of information at the same time on higher resolution of display device. But there are not good solution to optimize the way how to arrange the windows on the destop. Current Windows provide following solutions, but they are not so useful. 1) Windows provide a way to arrange selected windows vertically or horizontally. But it does not allow the user to save or restore the previous settings. So user have to re-arrange it every time. 2) In case if an application program has child window under the control, it is possible to arrange the child windows. But it is impossible to customize the way how to arrange the windows.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 53% of the total text.

Page 1 of 3

AUTOMATED/CUSTOMIZED METHOD FOR WINDOW TILING

Invention Requirement Background

Recently, display device for PC systems has higher resolution and
larger size in the view size than before. Before, when PC display
has low resolution and the view port size is small, the size of
all window is maximized on the screen, and user focus one window.
But now, user can arrange several windows on the display device
and it can be possible to see different kind of information at
the same time on higher resolution of display device. But there
are not good solution to optimize the way how to arrange the
windows on the destop. Current Windows provide following
solutions, but they are not so useful.

   1) Windows provide a way to arrange selected windows vertically
or horizontally. But it does not allow the user to save or
restore the
previous settings. So user have to re-arrange it every
time.

   2) In case if an application program has child window under the
control, it is possible to arrange the child windows. But it is
impossible
to customize the way how to arrange the windows.

The Detail of the Disclosed Invention

This invention provides a user friendly solution for end user by
arranging multiple windows on display device efficiently.

   1) Automatically arrange multiple windows so that user can see
all windows easily.

   2) Save the size/position/arrangement of each windows, and it
can be restored by one action.

1. Invention about how to tile and arrange windows on display
device.
a) Automatically tile the windows in the following rule.
- If contents in the window is wider than height, the
window size is changed like Figure-1 when it is tiled on display
d...