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Icon for IBM Extended Services, Configuration File Manager

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103676D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cole, RH: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is an icon for IBM Extended Services, Version 1.0, within Operating System/2* (OS/2*) (see the figure).

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Icon for IBM Extended Services, Configuration File Manager

       Disclosed is an icon for IBM Extended Services, Version
1.0, within Operating System/2* (OS/2*) (see the figure).

      Object-oriented graphical user interfaces are based upon icons
and other visuals.  Icons are the visual metaphors that represent
objects that may be manipulated within an application.  The icon
should represent the user's perception of the purpose of the object.

      An icon was required to represent visually the OS/2
Presentation Manager* window's function for Extended Services,
Configuration File Manager. This problem was solved by providing the
icon described within this article.

      The IBM Extended Services, Version 1.0, Configuration File
Manager icon is a minimized object of an OS/2 Presentation Manager
window.  This icon will appear within the Communications Manager
group.

      The Configuration File Manager tool will allow the user to copy
configuration files and their related ancillary files to a target
directory on a fixed disk or to a diskette.  The utility automates
the process of gathering and distributing several related files from
different source locations on the workstation.

      This icon's metaphor is symbolized by a folder (the collective
configuration files).  The diskette symbol represents a location for
the files to be copied.
*  Trademark of IBM Corp.