Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Gonce, F: AUTHOR [+3]
Provided is a technique for graphically and visually compacting objects in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional techniques.
Provided is a
technique for graphically and visually compacting
objects in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional
compression facilities are provided. In
the following enhancements are provided:
"compactor" icon is provided to reside on a desktop and a
"compressed object" icon is displayed to represent a
object icon on the compactor icon does the
Provides dynamic icon feedback that the
object is being
compressed and releases available space to system.
Compactor icon and displays a list of
compressed objects with relevant information about each
object and the system.
An object may
be decompressed either by dragging it out of the
compactor or selecting a Decompress action. Execution of either
method displays a visual dialog dynamically showing the object being