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Workspace Tiling Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116939D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Isensee, SH: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a graphical technique for displaying and using multiple workspaces.

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Workspace Tiling Control

      Disclosed is a graphical technique for displaying and using
multiple workspaces.

      As workstations become more powerful, users are running more
and more applications simultaneously.  Each application may open one
or more windows on the screen.  These windows overlap and navigation
between applications may become difficult.  To better organize
multiple applications, some graphical interfaces now use the concept
of workspaces where users can switch between multiple desktops.  This
reduces the number of windows open on any given desktop, but
introduces problems on moving applications and data between
workspaces.  If you are, for instance, cutting and pasting data from
one window to another, it is desirable to have both windows visible
in the same workspace.  A method is needed to move programs easily
between workspaces.

      A similar problem exists when programs or data need to be moved
from one computer to another.  A system administrator may, for
instance, want to move files from one workstation to another.  A
simple, graphical means of moving files is needed.  Moving a files
from one workstation to another should be as easy as dragging a file
from one window to another on a single workstation.

      The present invention is a workspace tiling feature.  This
feature scales workspaces and tiles them so that multiple workspaces
are visible on a single screen.  The user can drag and drop files
from a window in o...