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Cascade Clipboards: Accessing Multiple Clipboards

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111662D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Henshaw, SF: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is presented for accessing multiple clipboards in a graphical user environment, using the standard tools available to the user. The user does not need to learn any new technique to adopt this solution.

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Cascade Clipboards:  Accessing Multiple Clipboards

      A method is presented for accessing multiple clipboards in a
graphical user environment, using the standard tools available to the
user.  The user does not need to learn any new technique to adopt
this solution.

      For example, a user is working in a networked environment with
an operating environment that provides multiple clipboards, one on
the user's machine that is personal to the user, one that is public
to all users connected to the network, and perhaps more that are
specific to individual groupings of people who are hooked together on
the network.

      Using this idea, the user is presented with three (or more)
defaulting cascade choices on the appropriate menu bar pulldown or
cascade menu:

o   Cut

          Cascades to

    -   Personal (default)

    -   Public

    -   Administrative

    -   Developer

o   Copy

          Cascades to

    -   Personal (default)

    -   Public

    -   Administrative

    -   Developer

o   Paste

          Cascades to

    -   Personal (default)

    -   Public

    -   Administrative

    -   Developer

      If a user wishes to cut, copy or paste using their personal
clipboard, they may use the standard clipboard accelerators, or the
top level choice of the defaulting cascade menu in their window,
which is that choice which is the default for the cascading menu
choice. ...