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Desktop with Compressed Marginal Area

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122928D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 96K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Harada, N: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of utilizing a desktop whose size is bigger than the physical screen size in a window system by dividing the screen area into two parts: operational area, and marginal area. In the operational area, the desktop is displayed as normal size. In the marginal area, the desktop is compressed to be able to display the whole desktop image.

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Desktop with Compressed Marginal Area

      Disclosed is a method of utilizing a desktop whose size is
bigger than the physical screen size in a window system by dividing
the screen area into two parts:  operational area, and marginal area.
In the operational area, the desktop is displayed as normal size.  In
the marginal area, the desktop is compressed to be able to display
the whole  desktop image.

      Fig. 1 shows the desktop image whose size is 1024 x 768.  To
display the whole desktop image on the physical screen, whose size
640 x 480, introduce a rectangle scope called operational area (A)
inside the physical screen area (Fig. 2).  The rectangle size of this
operational area is smaller than the physical screen size.  On the
outer area (B) of the operational area called marginal area, the
desktop image is displayed as a compressed image.  The operational
area can be moved inside the desktop area and the desktop image
inside the operational area is displayed as a normal-size image.