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Dynamically Assignable Desktops

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016625D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The implementation of the "Desktop" in Windows is actually just an arbitrary folder usually tucked away in some location in the file system that is not very accessible to the user (plus some desktop specific attributes that indicate the wallpaper, etc.). This is an inferior approach since it makes manipulation of files stored on the desktop difficult. Also, many window based GUIs also only support 1 desktop per user. Described herein is a method of dynamically assigning the locations of desktop-type folders on a per user basis.