System and Method to Display Partial Non-Active Windows over the Active Window
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-20
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.