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Store and Restore Icons

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114066D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Baba, K: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes a Store and restore Icon in the Icon-bar. An Icon-bar is a container object on which some Icon buttons are placed in order. A User can rearrange Icons by dragging and dropping an Icon in the Icon-bar. Furthermore, in this invention, A Storehouse of Icons in the Icon-bar is introduced. A user can temporary delete an Icon by storing it in the Storehouse, and a user can restore them from the Storehouse later.

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Store and Restore Icons

      This article describes a Store and restore Icon in the
Icon-bar.  An Icon-bar is a container object on which some Icon
buttons are placed in order.  A User can rearrange Icons by dragging
and dropping an Icon in the Icon-bar.  Furthermore, in this
invention, A Storehouse of Icons in the Icon-bar is introduced.  A
user can temporary delete an Icon by storing it in the Storehouse,
and a user can restore them from the Storehouse later.

The invention contains the following:
  1.  Referring to the Figure, there is an Icon called "Storehouse"
in
       the Icon-bar on which some Icon buttons can be stored.
  2.  The Storehouse enables the customization of Icon-bar, merely by
       operation with in Icon-bar.
  3.  A User can store an unnecessary Icon button in the Storehouse
by
       dragging and dropping it onto the Storehouse Icon.
  4.  Icons which have been stored in the Storehouse can be restored
by
       dragg ing and dropping from the Storehouse Icon onto any
position
       in the Icon-bar where the user might want to restore it.
Stored
       Icon buttons are restored one-by-one according to the
       Last-In-First-Out rule.