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Method for Reactive Content Display based on Desktop Rotation in a Three Dimensional Operating System Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000180252D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Mar-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Mar-05
Document File: 4 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention describes a method to rotate a desktop environment and affect what type of content is displayed on the desktop. Instead of having traditional 2D desktops using virtual desktop managers to simulate x-amount of workspaces (i.e. user has 6 workspaces), what if the rotation of your 3D desktop initiated a change in view of the current desktop? What if the content on your desktop could react to the rotation to provide other meaningful representation? The core idea of this invention allows for content to be viewed differently depending on the rotation of the desktop environment. A rotation is defined as a clockwise or counter-clockwise revolution, r, where r is defined as: 0 degrees < r < 360 degrees. When the desktop is rotated, this would allow the left and right sides of the screen as well as the ceiling and floor of the 3D environment to interchange in positioning. The following changes may occur in reaction to the rotation of the desktop: - content that is shown on the desktop may persist with changes, that is, may continued to be shown but in a different representation/form/placement OR - content that is shown on the desktop may become fully hidden OR - content that was previously NOT shown on the desktop may emerge and be shown on the desktop

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Method for Reactive Content Display based on Desktop Rotation in a Three Dimensional Operating System Environment

This invention describes a method to rotate a desktop environment and affect what type of content is displayed on the desktop.

Instead of having traditional 2D desktops using virtual desktop managers to simulate x-amount of workspaces (i.e. user has 6 workspaces), what if the rotation of your 3D desktop initiated a change in view of the current desktop? What if the content on your desktop could react to the rotation to provide other meaningful representation?

The core idea of this invention allows for content to be viewed differently depending on the rotation of the desktop environment. A rotation is defined as a clockwise or counter-clockwise revolution, r, where r is defined as: 0 degrees < r < 360 degrees. When the desktop is rotated, this would allow the left and right sides of the screen as well as the ceiling and floor of the 3D environment to interchange in positioning. The following changes may occur in reaction to the rotation of the desktop:
content that is shown on the desktop may persist with changes, that is, may continued to be shown but in a different representation/form/placement OR content that is shown on the desktop may become fully hidden OR
content that was previously NOT shown on the desktop may emerge and be shown on the desktop

Changing the perspective view of the 3D OS environment: If the view of the 3D OS environment were to change, then it would affect the orientation of content on the desktop.

Re-orientation of Text

Text representation may be interchanged in the following manner:
Horizontal Axis --- Text goes from upside down to right-...