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Method to Minimize/Maximize/Hide Operating System Windows According to a Tagging System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000195270D
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-27
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Abstract

The following article describes a Method to Minimize/Maximize/Hide Operating System Windows According to a Tagging System

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Method to Minimize

/Maximize

/Hide Operating System Windows According to a

Tagging System

Implementation

User associates a keyword or "tag" with a window

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How to initiate the Association:

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Right click on title bar

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Double click on the title bar

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right click or double click on the item in the Task Bar

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A new button could be added to the title bar to indicate "Add Tag"

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Place cursor over title bar and begin typing the keyword/tag

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User wishes to hide all of the active windows other those associated with a given tag.

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How to initiate the Hide/minimize/maximize:

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Windows Key > M (this currently minimizes or maximizes all windows). Then begin

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typing the keyword. Press Enter.

Type Ahead

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User begins typing the keyword. As items that don't match the stroke

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combination are found, they are minimized.

Ex. 5 windows are tagged with:

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A: fish

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B:

personal

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C: work

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D: work, fish

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E: webdev

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User beings typing "w". Windows A and B are minimized since they do not have a tag that begins with w. User then types: "e".

Now the total keyword

typed is "we". Since windows C and D don't have a keyword with a "we" combination they are minimized leaving only window E.

Any other key stroke combination

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All of the windows not tagged with the keyword are hidden or made active (depending on

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current status).

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