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The way of displaying overlapped translucent windows on windows systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015750D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The method provides a turning over function against superior windows in the windows systems, such as Microsoft Windows or X-windows. The turning over function enables a user to view underlying windows by an easy operation. This operation looks like that in real world. In addition, the reverse surface of the turning window becomes translucent area for viewing the overlapped area. It can use effectually the desktop space in the windows systems and also take advantage of the windows systems.

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The way of displaying overlapped translucent windows on windows systems

    The method provides a turning over function against superior windows in the windows systems, such as Microsoft Windows or X-windows. The turning over function enables a user to view underlying windows by an easy operation. This operation looks like that in real world. In addition, the reverse surface of the turning window becomes translucent area for viewing the overlapped area. It can use effectually the desktop space in the windows systems and also take advantage of the windows systems.

Also the turning over function is provided by dragging a mouse with a special key, (e.g. the control key). Even if a user releases the mouse button, the turning window does not return to the original position until the next mouse click occurred. To implement the function improves a human interface.

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