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Technique for Using Detachable Notebook Pages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110088D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Banning, KR: AUTHOR [+7]

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique in which notebook pages can be temporarily detached by the user for placement on the desktop screen. Notebook controls provide developers with an easy and convenient way to organize information within a user interface. Detached notebook pages are copies of the original pages. Modifications to them will be reflected in the original definitions.

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Technique for Using Detachable Notebook Pages

       Disclosed is a technique in which notebook pages can be
temporarily detached by the user for placement on the desktop screen.
Notebook controls provide developers with an easy and convenient way
to organize information within a user interface.  Detached notebook
pages are copies of the original pages.  Modifications to them will
be reflected in the original definitions.

      The notebook control organizes information for the user.  It
consists of several pages, some with tabs to allow the user to
immediately hop to a page that represents the beginning of a section.
In its present form, notebook pages remain confined to the interface
for which they were developed.  If a notebook page could be detached
by the user, the interface would be more customizable, and the user
would have an easier time working with it.

      To indicate that a page can be detached, a small icon mark near
the binding of the notebook will exist.  It could be located at the
top left hand corner of each page.  The user could detach the page by
moving the mouse pointer to this icon and dragging the icon to
another position on the screen, one that is away from the current
interface.  As the user drags the icon, an outline of the page will
follow.  Once the user drops the icon, a copy of the page will
appear, not a copy of the notebook.  (Thus, the user could not create
a duplicate notebook control).  The page would be the same size as
its original counterpart and it would have the same controls and
layout as well.  The user can create as many detached pages (and of
the same kind) as the system will support.

      This detached page is a reflection of its original.  Chang...