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One step method to directly preview and open recent document bookmarks on the desktop

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244496D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-17
Document File: 5 page(s) / 105K

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Abstract

Rapid pace of current society requires people to continuously learning while doing their regular jobs, which leads to fragment time usage. People may utilize the spare fragment time during their work to do some reading so that they will not be sifted out. When a higher priority job comes up, they may have to pause what they are reading and switch to work state and serveral days may pass before they got a chance to come back. And it is often very hard to start again from their last checkpoints. This article provides a method to help user set and show the bookmark outside the application and it can more be applied other than e-book applications.

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One step method to directly preview and open recent document bookmarks on the desktop

Rapid pace of current society requires people to continuously learning while doing their regular jobs, which leads to fragment time usage. People may utilize the spare fragment time during their work to do some reading so that they will not be sifted out. When a higher priority job comes up, they may have to pause what they are reading and switch to work state and serveral days may pass before they got a chance to come back. And it is often very hard to start again from their last checkpoints.

For example, Bob is reading a recent tech e-book about emerging cloud platform that the product of his team will be soon applied on. And suddently an urgent PMR/APAR comes to his desk which requires immediate attention. So Bob pauses his reading and start to deal with the APAR. During his work, he maybe inevitable to open some other documents on his desktop so that when he comes back after his work, he can't find where he put the unfinished e-book and forget where he has got to in the book.

By providing a system API and link it with a UI marker on the desktop of OS, we are able to create a system helper application to mark the document which is unfinished reading in the system recent activity list. Those documents will be always on the top of the list and with a special marker(e.g. pushpin) on their icon. This can help user to identify the item that still need their attention(e.g. continue reading the rest parts of it).

After the user has already located their document, a pre-view of last checkpoint can be showed by hovering the mouse on the icon. And if the user opens the document, it will be located to the last checkpoint(bookmark) immediately. The whole process will extremely accelerate the process of recovering previous reading document for the user.

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Implementation

Implementation: :

To support our invention, OS level interfaces and functions are created.

OS level:

1. Interfaces:

- Bookmark creation

+ Provide interface to application running on OS

+ Used to create a bookmark for a documentation, and store related information into database)

- Bookmark modific...