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Ability to Personalize Taskbar Thumbnail Hover Description

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247283D
Publication Date: 2016-Aug-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method that would allow users to personalize the hover description for thumbnails shown in the task bar.

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Ability to Personalize Taskbar Thumbnail Hover Description

When users have multiple browser windows open, with several tabs in each of those windows, it is hard to find which instance you are looking for if the web pages look very similar. This invention solves the problem of having to actually open the window to understand what it contains. The hover help on the thumbnail in the task bar gives a brief description of the thumbnail, but is typically the same for similar websites. If a user has two identical websites open, but one is a test environment, and one is running in production, the user would have to open up at least one window to see if they opened the one they are looking for.

    This invention would allow users to personalize the hover description for thumbnails shown in the task bar. The advantage of this is that the user would not have to click on similar looking windows to find the one they are looking for - they could simply view the hover help and find out which window is which before opening it.

    There would still be a default hover description provided by the website, but this invention would allow users to personalize it for each window they have open. An edit option would be present on the thumbnail itself (right click on thumbnail, select "Personalize description").

    There are tools that allow users to reorder and group programs in the task bar, but none have been found that let you personalize the hover help description. The user can view a thumb...