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Inter-Window Clipboard Content Accumulation via Keyboard Only

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028742D
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-28
Document File: 1 page(s) / 9K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Sometimes, it would be useful to paste content all at once that derives from multiple seperate windows, however, there is no way in current window navigation systems to select multiple objects in seperate windows. Further, many users prefer to keep both hands on the keyboard at all times as sometimes, a mouse is unavailable or inconvenient. As such, most navigation systems allow a mouseless way to perform most tasks. Disclosed herein is a methodology for allowing a user to paste objects from seperate window sources at once by allowing the user to accumulate their copy actions into the clipboard via a keyboard shortcut key.

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Inter-Window Clipboard Content Accumulation via Keyboard Only

     The user can use any method they wish to navigate through objects, preferably the keyboard to jump around quickly or the arrow keys to browse. After selecting all of the items they desire from one window, a hot key can be pressed to begin tracking the items that will be selected (e.g. the copy hot-key combination of CTRL-C). Further items can then be added to the clipboard via an "append" hot-key, which would then allow the contents of the currently focused item to become appended to the data already in the clipboard. In this way, accumulation can occur with a wide variety of data types and on-screen entities and be pasted all as one operation.

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