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Intelligent Start-up Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109715D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 3 page(s) / 95K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Anderson, LM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a graphical, direct-manipulation technique for allowing users to designate which applications are started when first booting up their system and the order in which these applications are started.

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Intelligent Start-up Control

       Disclosed is a graphical, direct-manipulation technique
for allowing users to designate which applications are started when
first booting up their system and the order in which these
applications are started.

      Every system will be shipped with a start-up default.  Provided
in this default is a "StartUp" icon that users will open to modify
the application start-up defaults to best suit their needs.  The
StartUp window will show a graphical representation of the
applications that are getting started, and the order in which they
are started.

      Users can change the order in which applications are started by
dragging the icons to a different position within the StartUp window.
Changes made in the StartUp window will be automatically updated in
the config.sys and start-up command files.  Applications that are not
in the start-up defaults can be added by dragging icons from outside
the StartUp window into the window.  Users must manually start the
applications before adding them to the StartUp window.  Users can
also stop an application from being started automatically by dragging
the application icon into the "Don't Open" area in the StartUp
window.

      Some applications, such as Print Manager and Communications
Manager, users will want started automatically but they are not
concerned with when the application gets started.  Users can drag
these application icons into an area in the StartUp window that will
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