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A method to Support Multiple Controlled Desktop Sharing in Instant Messaging Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237230D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-09
Document File: 4 page(s) / 70K

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Abstract

A Method for initiating sessions sharing and forwarding in the instant messaging tool. User only needs to drag and drop the application to be shared into the chat window and click send button to share. Then both the sender and the receiver can control the input on the shared application in chat window, the sender can view the receiver's operation in the chat window or do some else job on his/her own machine. Privilege management, Sharing Forward, Multiple sharing mode, Suspend&Resume Sharing, Independent sharing, and Session Time out is supported in this method.

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A method to Support Multiple Controlled Desktop Sharing in Instant Messaging Tool

Desktop sharing is a very popular way for remote presentation, technical support and so on. There are many kinds tools can support desktop sharing and even supported by instance messaging tool.

With these tools, for example, the host can click some button to open a dialog box to select which application would be shared, and also the host can click some button to allow the other participant's input.

However, generally, once the other participant controlled the host machine's mouse and keyboard input, the host can do nothing but look at the participant's operation. Then comes the problem, during the desktop sharing, the current tools only support one user can control the input, the host may want to follow the operation step by step, or the host need reply a high important email which are not supported by the current desktop sharing tool.

Based on the background analysis, our innovation idea is to make the desktop easily shared during chatting in the chat window . Each time when want to share desktop or let another user to use the application only installed on one side, user only need drag and drop the application to be shared into the chat window and click send button to share. Then both the sender and the receiver can control the input on the shared application in chat window, when the receiver control the input on the shared application, the sender can view the receiver's operation in the chat window or do some else job on his/her own machine.

Here listed the main features supported by this kind of desktop sharing.


1) Privilege management. Each participant in the desktop sharing should be granted with a certain privilege set for security purpose.


2) Sharing Forward. The shared session could be forwarded according to the predefined privilege set.


3)Multiple sharing mode.Different participant can have different type of control on the shared application during group sharing.


4) Suspend&Resume Sharing. The shared session could be suspended or resumed before session time out.


5)Independent sharing. Participants can have the independent sharing without impact each other.


6)Session Time out. Shared session could be expired according to the time out setting.

The advantages of this idea are as followed:


The input from host side is not disabled even when allow participant control input during sharing .


Different applications can be shared to different participant simultaneously from host side.


Sharing could be handed down one by one.

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Combined with IM tool, easy to control the shared application in the chat window


No device limitation, it can b...