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Method and System for Displaying Relevant Portions of an Application

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249297D
Publication Date: 2017-Feb-15
Document File: 3 page(s) / 89K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for facilitating the user to select a relevant portion of an application’s GUI, for displaying while hiding the remaining portion of the GUI, thereby maximizing the user’s 'screen real estate'.

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Method and System for Displaying Relevant Portions of an Application

The erstwhile GUIs restrict users to either view the entire application or hide/minimize the entire application, when a user opts for opening multiple applications. The other possible options provided to the user include blocking a portion of the application by placing another application on top of it or by moving the application to render it off the display of the screen.

There exists a need for a system that facilitates the user to choose the relevant portion of the application the user wishes to see and hide the remaining portion of the application.

Disclosed is a method and system that facilitates the user to select a relevant portion of an application’s GUI, for displaying while hiding the remaining portion of the GUI, thereby maximizing the user’s 'screen real estate'.

In accordance with the method and system, a user selects a relevant portion/portions of the application’s GUI, the user wishes to see. The remaining portion of the application’s GUI, outside the area of selection of the user may be turned completely opaque, with the opacity set to a value of 0, thereby rendering the remaining portion completely hidden/transparent. In a preferred implementation, the remaining portion cannot be interacted with as no response is seen on clicking the remaining portion. Once the application is resized as per the selected relevant portion by the user, the user can further reselect a relevant portion/portions as per changing needs and accordingly the remaining portion may be redrawn, resized, moved or dismissed from the application ‘s GUI.

Considering an example wherein a user opens a website with an embedded video, as illustrated in Figure 1, wherein the video in red is selected by the user and the video neither allows r...