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Graphical Display of Background Status

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037479D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bower, RA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In a multi-tasking environment on a PC that is using windowing, a method for allowing the user to know the status of the task needs to exist. This can be accomplished by placing a bar graph over the window as it is working. The bar graph will dynamically change as the task progresses. This allows the user to know how far along the task is and to make any decisions about the task.

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Graphical Display of Background Status

In a multi-tasking environment on a PC that is using windowing, a method for allowing the user to know the status of the task needs to exist. This can be accomplished by placing a bar graph over the window as it is working. The bar graph will dynamically change as the task progresses. This allows the user to know how far along the task is and to make any decisions about the task.

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