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Method of Moving Multiple Icons on Launcher Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118500D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Miyagawa, S: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a user interface of a launcher program on a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment such as Windows*, Windows95*, OS/2**, etc. When using a launcher program, it is difficult for users to manipulate numerous icons at one time. This user interface improves multiple-icon handling.

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Method of Moving Multiple Icons on Launcher Program

      Disclosed is a user interface of a launcher program on a
Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment such as Windows*,
Windows95*, OS/2**, etc.  When using a launcher program, it is
difficult for users to manipulate numerous icons at one time.  This
user interface improves multiple-icon handling.

      Fig. 1 shows an example of a launcher.  The user drags an
icon to a desktop from a launcher (Fig. 2).  However, the icon on a
desktop depends upon the launcher.  Fig. 3 shows selecting a command
from a system menu on the launcher.  Then, the user drags a launcher
(Fig. 4).  After that, icons on a desktop are moved automatically
beside a launcher (Fig. 5).  This position is checked automatically
as to whether it is able to display or not.

It is very easy to implement this user interface to other desktop
shell programs.
   *  Trademark of Microsoft Corporation
  **  Trademark of IBM Corp.