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Method and System for Enabling a User to Dynamically Create One or More Groups Including Heterogeneous and Homogenous Applications in the Task Bar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202332D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 73K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for enabling a user to dynamically create one or more groups including heterogeneous and homogenous applications in the task bar. Such groups facilitate the user to quickly perform a common action across all the heterogeneous and homogenous applications in the task bar.

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Method and System for Enabling a User to Dynamically Create One or More Groups Including Heterogeneous and Homogenous Applications in the Task Bar

A method and system is disclosed for enabling a user to dynamically create one or more groups including heterogeneous and homogenous applications in the task bar. Such groups facilitate the user to quickly perform a common action across all the heterogeneous and homogenous applications in the task bar.

Figure 1 illustrates an exemplary implementation of the method disclosed herein.

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Figure 1

As shown in fig. 1, a user is provided with an option to select one or more applications
in the task bar to be added to one or more groups irrespective of their application types. The user may add the one or more applications to one of the existing groups or may create a new group as per his/her requirements. Accordingly, one or more applications of the task bar are added to the groups selected/created by the user.

Further, the user may also move applications from one group to another based on their requirements and priority. Similarly, the user may move back the applications to their original groups by performing a restore group operation. Thereafter, the user may select any of the existing groups and perform any action that he/she wishes to perform on all the applications in a group. For example, in case a user instructs to close a group, this will close all the applications in the group.

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Figure 2 illustrates another ex...