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Method and System for Displaying User Defined Portions of an Application Window

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202073D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-03
Document File: 3 page(s) / 90K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for displaying user defined relevant portion of an application window on the screen.

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Method and System for Displaying User Defined Portions of an Application Window

Disclosed is a method and system for displaying user defined relevant portion of an application window on the screen. The relevant portion defined by the user is kept visible while hiding the other non-relevant portion of the application window.

In order to display the relevant portion of an application window on the screen, a user selects one or more portions of the application window. The selected portions of the application window are specified as relevant portions or irrelevant portions. Accordingly, the relevant portions are kept visible while keeping the irrelevant portions transparent or hidden.

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For example, a user selects portions of two application windows as illustrated in Fig. 1. After selecting the portions, the user requests to make the non-selected portions of the application windows hidden while keeping the selected portions visible as illustrated in Fig. 2. In another scenario, the user may request to hide the selected portions of the application windows while keeping the non-selected portions visible.

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In an embodiment, more than one portion of an application window may be selected by the user to be visible. In this case, all the portions of the application window remain in same position relative to the other portions. Additionally, the relative positions of all the portions remain same while moving the portions in any direction.

In another embodiment, the user may specify a display hierarchy of the visible portions of different application windows. In this manner, if the visible portions overlap each other, the portion with highest preference specified by the user remains on top of all the visible portions. The displa...