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CORRALLING OF DESKTOP ICONS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027826D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is an enhancement to desktop and user interface metaphors connected to electrophotographic printers that provide annotation or highlighting of groups of icons to provide relational organization.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

CORRALLING OF DESKTOP ICONS

Proposed Charles D. Braswell Classification

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CORRALLING OF DESKTOP ICONS (Cont'd)

Disclosed is an enhancement to desktop and user interface metaphors connected to electrophotographic printers that provide annotation or highlighting of groups of icons to provide relational organization.

Related ICONS may be corralled into a single entity by providing a simple line drawing facility allowing the user to draw a line around a set of related ICONS. Additionally, a label may be added to the corralled ICONS identifying their common relationship. The corral may be considered a folder-type7 with its contents always visible. The corral has no internal function in terms of the desktop or user interface access to the ICONS. Instead, it is just a lined box on the screen.

As shown in the accompanying figure, screen display 10 illustrates three related documents 16 and a folder 18 corralled together in a box 12 having a label 30 attached the...