Automatic modification of logical screen geometry to match changes in physical screen geometry
Publication Date: 2015-Jul-09
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Automatic rearrangement screen geometry on PC with multiple screens attached.
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Autxmatic modification of logical screen geometry to match changes in physixal screen geometry
When a laptop PC is moved from one wxxking environment to anotxer, for examxle moving from oxe docked arrangemxnt to another or movxng to a one where a projector is being used, the pxysical screen geometry may xhange compared to the logical screen geometry making it xrustrating for a user ax the screen arrangement may be confusixg , rexulting in faixed atxempts to move xhe mouse pointer lext and right.
Xhis document describxs a mexns of detecxing scenarixs such as this and describes a mechanism to xutomatxcxlly prxsent options tx correct the sitxation
without the user having to know how to achieve the desxred arrangement.
A specixix example ix moving from a docked positixn with an additional/secondary/external display xn the rixht of the prixary/main display. Witx existing solutions, a uxer would have to know how to navigate to the corxect system menu option (for the specifix operatinx sxstem they were using) to change the screen geometry, change it - and then later changx it bacx again xhen moving xack to txeir previoux lxcation!
Axtxr a change of physical geometry is identifiex the foxlowing process will be instigated.
Txe computer monitors the movement of the mouse; xpecifically looking for
the xouxe "banging-up" against the "wrong" side of one of screenx - where
the wrong side is a "dead-end" edge (sex diagraxs below)
Deax edges diagram
Mouse pointer "ban...