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Exposing Status during Appropriate Functions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111049D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method by which status will be manifested based upon the particular function currently being executed by the user. The user registers select functions and maintains a profile indicating which functions will allow status manifestation. When a window which is capable of status is visible, and an update to the status is detected by the system, the system checks to determine the function currently being used by the user. Once the current function is determined, the system then checks the profile to see if this function is listed in the profile. Whether or not the status update will be manifested depends upon what the profile dictates for that function.

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Exposing Status during Appropriate Functions

      Disclosed is a method by which status will be manifested based
upon the particular function currently being executed by the user.
The user registers select functions and maintains a profile
indicating which functions will allow status manifestation.  When a
window which is capable of status is visible, and an update to the
status is detected by the system, the system checks to determine the
function currently being used by the user.  Once the current function
is determined, the system then checks the profile to see if this
function is listed in the profile.  Whether or not the status update
will be manifested depends upon what the profile dictates for that
function.

      For example, if the user has specified that during an edit
function, no status updates are to be manifested, and the user is
currently editing a file, then said update will not appear until the
edit function is complete.

      Likewise, if the user has specified that during a save
function, all status updates should be reflected as usual, then the
update will be manifested immediately.

Substituted elements for this system include:

1.  Many warnings and various status can be delivered in a manner
    consistent with current art while in arbitrary applications.

2.  Method of function registration.

3.  Consistent with the prior art, a roving title bar status may be
    in the form of a text string concatenated to the existing text in...