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Java Applet Execution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123016D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 19K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Breslau, FC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for conserving hardware resources when a Java applet is downloaded and the user does not desire it to be executed.

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Java Applet Execution

      Disclosed is a method for conserving hardware resources when a
Java applet is downloaded and the user does not desire it to be
executed.

      A new web browser preference for Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
execution is defined.  The preference is set with:
  1 = Always active
  2 = Active when browser is in foreground
  3 = Active on cursor (when cursor is on JVM area of the browser)
  4 = Never active

      When the preference is set to "Active on cursor," the JVM
executes only when the window is active AND the cursor is in part of
the browser's window containing the JVM.

      This will also result in better performance of the Java applet
in that it does not have to share resources within the JVM.