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System and Method to Display Partial Non-Active Windows over the Active Window

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031271D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A system and method to mark and display portions of non-primary windows over primary windows. It also includes a management system that allows the user to save between reboots, allows a defined "pecking order", configurable action when a hotspot is clicked (bring to focus or not), and ability to programmatically determine when to bring to forefront (weather alert, stock movement %, etc.). The shapes are not limited to rectangular only; elliptical areas could be 'shown through' the primary window as well.