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Highly Effective Window Switching Utility

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000020301D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Nov-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Nov-12
Document File: 1 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a program to allow us switch windows effectively on Windows system.

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Highly Effective Window Switching Utility

   It's very difficult to find a window you need on Windows system when many windows are opened. Windows gives us a function to switch windows easily by using Alt+Tab keys, but it is still inconvenient, because there are only a few windows needed to be switched normally. This to switch only necessary windows out of all the windows that are opened.

This program stays on Windows system, and monitor every key/mouse input, and it has two sections as follows(See Fig.1 as
1. Register the windows you need.
2. Switch windows among the windows you registered.

Wait Mouse/Key Input

Wait Mouse/Key Input

Windows

My Utility

Hook Input

Hook Input

Register Command?

Switching Command?

N

Y

Y

Register the window

Switch the windows

Register Switching

Fig.1 Algorithm

Disclosed by International Business Machines Corporation

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