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Method to tie application error message to mouse pointer or user designated portion of screen

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015575D
Original Publication Date: 2002-May-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Method to tie application error message to mouse pointer or user designated portion of screen A program is disclosed that ties the display location for a message that requires user action to a screen control element that is related to the current workspace. This could be the mouse pointer, or a user designated portion of the screen that is common to all workspaces within a desktop. If and when a error message or user action is requested, the icon or window "pops" up next to the mouse pointer or designated portion of the workspace regardless of which desktop the user is currently residing in (relative to the actual desktop which requires the attention). At the time of the "pop up", the user is given the options of: