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System Personalization Card for Remote Use

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110713D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Anderson, LM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique to allow users to create a system personalization card to overcome difficulties experienced when users are required to share workstations.

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System Personalization Card for Remote Use

      Disclosed is a technique to allow users to create a system
personalization card to overcome difficulties experienced when users
are required to share workstations.

      The conventional approach to system customization and
personalization is to allow users to tailor their workstations
through a series of customization interfaces.  These customizations
might include screen colors, mouse handedness, mouse click rates, and
keyboard mappings.  A problem arises when users are required to use
workstations other than their own, for instance, when they are
off-site or their company employs terminal rooms.  Switching to a
workstation that is customized differently can be frustrating and
confusing.

      A technique is disclosed to allow users to create a system
personalization card.  This card contains a copy of the customization
settings users have chosen for their own machines.  As they move from
one machine to another, they simply insert the card into the new
machine and the system is automatically tailored to their individual
preferences.

      With current technology, the card would be in the form of a
diskette.  However, future technology could reduce this to size of a
credit card or smaller.

      Disclosed anonymously.