Original Publication Date: 2004-May-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-11
Profile to hold the computer display settings.
Disclosed is a way to set up the PC display (or monitor) based on user preferences and then to use a display profile to store the settings. The monitor settings could not be optimal for all the users of the same shared workstation (it could be at home or at work). For example one user would like more color, another one less, one user likes more brightness another less, and so on. Also the optimal inclination of the monitor screen is based on the stature of the user: it would differ a lot between a little child and a very tall man. The idea is to have a device that interacts with the monitor, storing all the preferences settings (like color, brightness, speakers volume, convergence, inclination, ...) selected by any of the PC users. When an user logs on to an operating system (for ex. Microsoft Windows*) the user needs to identify himself to the Operating System, at that point the system could automatically and completely adjust all the monitor settings based on the stored preferences for that user.
Also it could be thought to have an application panel that allows to display the preferences stored and/or to change them and store new ones. Ref.Fig 1). It is reasonable, as well, to have a panel where to chose a different existing monitor profile, among the stored ones, without switching the OS user.
Figure 1. Preferences Display and related popup menus.
The same logic could apply to the keyboard (some users prefers it flat, some others prefers it inc...