Quickly move multiple tiles between workspaces
Original Publication Date: 2011-Oct-06
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2011-Oct-06
Disclosed is a program that allows a user in a tile interface to quickly move multiple tiles between workspaces. This article will describe how tiles are moved between workspaces. Existing solutions allow single tiles to be moved between workspaces. This takes a long time to arrange many tiles/workspaces.
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Quickly move multiple tiles between workspaces.
This invention allows a user in a tile interface to quickly move multiple tiles to a different workspace. A "bucket" is used to collect multiple tiles and quickly move them to another workspace. The bucket works as a temporary group to hold multiple tiles. The bucket can be dragged by the user to "collect" tiles into the bucket within a workspace that it makes contact with. Once the bucket is filled with the desired tiles, it can be moved across one or more workspaces as if it were a single tile. Once moved, it can collect other tiles from another workspace or be "dumped". Items can be removed from the bucket individually by opening the bucket and removing them, or by dumping the contents of the buckets onto the current workspace.