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Control of window sizing on single video screen

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016747D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 113K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Defining constraints on application window size for use on display devices.

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Control of window sizing on single video screen

A mechanism to control how the placement and sizing of windows on a single GUI via a single display device could be controlled by the implementation of user delineated zones.

    Currently various window management systems allow controls to be placed upon the positioning of windows on a GUI. These include:

1. Virtual desktop

A software solution where one physical display presents one of many logical displays at any instant in time

2. Multiple graphic card/multi-head graphic card

A hardware solution requiring either multiple display devices where each graphic card or "head" is connected to one display device

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3. Display device presenting multiple display streams

A hardware solution where the display device can present the output from multiple sources

On each of the above 3 listed scenarios (and excluding individual application

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control) if a window were to be maximised, the GUI would make the window assume all the available space screen as described below:

Virtual desktop

The window would occupy all the available screen on the appropriate logical display

Multiple graphic card/multi-head graphic card

The window would occupy all the available screen on one of the graphic cards or heads connected to one display device

Display device presenting multiple display streams

The window would o...