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Method for Automatic Invocation to an Application Context in Correlation to Another Application Context

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111324D
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 means for a user to assign one or more dependent application contexts to an independent application context such that the dependent application contexts are automatically invoked whenever the user navigates to the independent application context.

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Method for Automatic Invocation to an Application Context in Correlation
to Another Application Context

      Disclosed is means for a user to assign one or more dependent
application contexts to an independent application context such that
the dependent application contexts are automatically invoked whenever
the user navigates to the independent application context.

      Many times a user invokes a second application as the result of
invoking a first application.  For example, a user brings up a Local
Area Network (LAN) mail application when first coming to work which
does not interface to a host calendar system.  The user always brings
up the calendar application so meeting data from the LAN mail system
can be entered into the host calendar application.  It would be
useful to have a function for automatically invoking the calendar
application and automatically navigating to an appropriate context
every time the user checks the mail inbasket on the LAN mail system.
While this is only a simple example, there are many reasons why a
computer user would want to automatically invoke one or more
applications and contexts therein whenever a particular context is
reached in another application.

Essential Elements and Their Relationships:

         - User interface for designating independent context and
           dependent contexts.

         - User maps contexts.

         - System detects a mapped independent context.

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